Online Exhibition Pandekten MR EAB 119

Georg Friedrich Puchta (1798-1846) was considered a champion of Roman law, and subscribed to the ideas of Savigny and the Historical School. Puchta, unlike many of his colleagues, was also engaged in the practical side of the law, serving as a judge for many years.
The Lehrbuch der Pandekten was instrumental in presenting Roman law in a way that was deemed pedagogical and clear. This is confirmed by the many editions that followed the first printing in 1838. The work of Puchta was read on both sides of the Atlantic, and was seen as a valuable tool for drafters of civil codes who aimed to explore ancient Roman law with contemporary eyes.

Puchta, G.F. (1853). Pandekten. (A.A.F. Rudorff, Ed.) (7. verm. Aufl.). J.A. Barth. Maastricht University Special Collections. Call number: MR EAB 119