Georg Friedrich Puchta

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Puchta, Georg Friedrich


Born Aug. 31, 1798, in Cadolzburg; died Jan. 8, 1846, in Berlin. German jurist; follower of F. Savigny and representative of the historical school of law.

Puchta taught law at various German universities. Until the last days of his life, he was a professor at the University of Berlin, a state councillor, and a member of a commission on the reform of the Prussian law code.

Puchta’s works were devoted to the history of Roman law, as well as to civil and common law. His views reflected the conservative position of the German bourgeoisie during the first half of the 19th century. Puchta considered the state and law as emanations of a mystical “national spirit” and believed that the chief task of jurists was to make the law conform to the “development of the people.” He warned against any “sudden,” that is, revolutionary, transformation of the feudal legal system in Germany.


Civilistische Abhandlungen. Leipzig-Berlin, 1823.
Das Gewohnheitsrecht, vols. 1–2. Erlangen, 1828–37.
Lehrbuch der Padekten. Leipzig, 1838.
Vorlesungen über das heutige römische Recht, vols. 1–2, 2nd ed. Leipzig, 1849.
In Russian translation:
lstoriia rimskogo prava. Moscow, 1864.
Kurs rimskogo grazhdanskogo prava, vol. 1. Moscow, 1874.
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PRESS CONTACT Andre Puchta Head of Press & Public Relations T: +49-30-2326 2201 F: +49-30-2326 2273 M: +49-175-4319 092 E: puchta@palast-berlin.
On peut respirer un peu mieux, mais pas encore se detendre", a declare a l'AFP Klaus Puchta, des services municipaux.
The celebration was attended by Piotr Puchta, the Polish Ambassador to Egypt, Michael Bock, the German Ambassador to Egypt, and Italy's ambassador to Egypt, Maurizio Massari, in addition to those involved in the administrative and technical side of the project.
Interviews were digitally recorded with each participant's permission (Charmaz 2005; Puchta and Potter 2004).
Custom does not create law, it merely makes it possible to gain a knowledge of law," said Puchta in a reply to Beseler.
91) Individualist philosophy and "will theory", its legalistic expression, put the power of the individual in the very centre of nineteenth-century private law ideology, and figure prominently in the key works of scholars such as Savigny, Puchta, and Windscheid.
It's also a chance for the two ministries to meet," said Piotr Puchta, the Ambassador of Poland to Egypt, at a press conference held in the Press Syndicate a few days ago.
A]lors que pour Puchta et Savigny l'opinio juris sire necessitates etait l'expression immanente de l'ame du peuple, pour la theorie du droit international--qui s'inspsire ici des civilistes--l'element psychologique de la coutume, tel qu'on l'entend communement, se rattache directement a l'usage et consiste chez ceux qui le pratiquent dans le sentiment qu'ils agissent en vertu d'une regle reconnue comme norme juridique.
Yeh shadiyan aur eidan tho han, yar, eskay baad kon humara puchta ha, eskay baad kon puchta ha (only on occasion of marriages and Eid, people place orders, after that no one asks about us), said a tailor, Shah Zaman said.
Andre Puchta, Head of Kruger Communications said: "It seemed everybody had a wonderful time at the KrugerKranzchen and we can hardly find the words to express how happy we are to be the new record holders for largest coffee party.
Friedrich Reinhold, Berndt Hamm, Roland Liebenberg, and Andreas Puchta.
Georg Friedrich Puchta (1798-1846), for example, spoke of die Selbststandigkeit (independence) of the Church as "an institution alongside the State," (4) and of the Church distinguishing itself "through the different nature of its essence.