Individual Experience in Legal Change: Exploring a Neglected Factor in Nineteenth-Century Latin American Codification
23 Pages Posted: 12 Jan 2007 Last revised: 18 Mar 2010
Argues that the personal experiences of Andres Bello and Dalmacio Velez Sarsfield shaped their works in drafting the succession and marriage provisions of the Chilean Civil Code of 1855 and the Argentine Civil Code of 1871.
Keywords: civil code, succession, inheritance, family law, marriage, Bello, Velez Sarsfield, Chile, Argentina, Latin America, code napoleon
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