Savigny, Frederick Charles von. Of the Vocation of Our Age for Legislation and Jurisprudence. Translated by Abraham Hayward. Originally published: London: Littlewood, . ix, -192 pp. Reprinted 2010 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781616191023. ISBN-10: 1616191023. Paperback. New. $13.95 * Written in the wake of the Napoleonic Wars and the Congress of Vienna, the Vocation proposed a common legal code for the newly liberated German states, and attacked Thibaut's advocacy of a code based on natural law. Though he aimed in part to improve the administration of justice, von Savigny [1779-1861] hoped that a common legal system would serve a larger goal: the promotion of a spirit of unity among Germans.
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