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Volksgeist and a Piece of Sulphur
Texas Law Review
  • Frank W. Elliott, Texas A&M University School of Law
Document Type
Article
Publication Year
1964
Abstract

Savigny was a principal architect of the historical theory of jurisprudence which holds that law must be consonant with the spirit of the people it governs. In his own times, however, he was more than a philosopher. As a participant in a great debate, Savigny developed his theory as a weapon to resist the wholesale imposition of a legal code which he regarded as alien to and ill suited for the emerging German states. Professor Elliott explores the thought of this controversial man in a fashion which is of interest not only to the philosopher and historian, but also to the lawyer who practices in an age, like Savigny's, preoccupied with the adoption of uniform legal codes.

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Citation Information
Frank W. Elliott. "Volksgeist and a Piece of Sulphur" Texas Law Review Vol. 42 (1964) p. 817
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/frank_elliott/32/