Landmark Work in the History of Jurisprudence Savigny, [Friedrich Carl von]. Von Savigny's Treatise on Possession; or the Jus Possessionis of the Civil Law. Sixth Edition. Translated from the German by Sir Erskine Perry. Originally published: London: R. Sweet, 1848. xvi, 432 pp. Reprinted 2003, 2017 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584772897; ISBN-10: 1584772891. Hardcover. New. $32.95 * The only English translation of his first work, and originally published in German in 1803, this treatise on the nature of the legal concept of possession made Savigny's reputation as a jurist of the first order. Friedrich Carl von Savigny [1779-1861], an influential German jurist and scholar of Roman law, was a founder (with Gustav Hugo) of the historical school of jurisprudence, which opposed the natural school of thought. He was a professor of Roman law at the University of Berlin from 1810-1842, and later enacted law reforms in the powerful position of Prussian Minister of Justice. He was the author of Of the Vocation of Our Age for Legislation and Jurisprudence (1814) and the four-volume History of Roman Law in the Middle Ages (1840-1849).
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