Legal History

The advice line of the city of Wismar

The annual occupation of the council chair of the year 1344 to 1510. We know what went off councilors, which remained and which were re-elected. The material comes from the ranks of the urban witnesses certificates, the low- and uptown books, the privileges book, Combing the registers etc. Anyone who has been elected to the Council, time of his life was considered as a council man, even if he was not elected to participate in the shops again. In 1538 consisted of the Council Chair 21 People, 1629 There were 18 People, 1742 war er  [...]



Victims of Nazi persecution at the Technical University of Braunschweig 1930 to 1945

In the years 1930 to 1945 were more than fifty university students from some racial, persecuted for political reasons, but mainly at the Technical University of Braunschweig. At the 24. June 2010 University at a ceremony commemorating the victims of this. Presented also is the bettors developed by Michael and Daniel Wesselhöft study “Victims of Nazi persecution at the Technical University of Braunschweig 1930 to 1945



The landlord and peasant rights situation in Brandenburg from 16. to 18. Century

Contents: Basics of landlord-peasant legal relationships by colonization ( The farmer is considered as subject of the knight since 13. Century) Intensification of farming since the subjection 15. Century, with the restriction of the free movement, the servants of rural compulsory service and ownership rights. The position of the former lawyers, the 3 Classes of the rural population: The Lehn- and yeomen, The serfs and common farmers. The farmers in the Neumark, Legungs- Expulsionsrecht and the nobility, development in Swedish Pomerania, the Lassiten.



Reinald of Cologne, a Chancellor of the Middle Ages

About 50 Years, had Pope- and the empire stood hostile, than by the Concordat of Worms, a legal compensation and brought ceasefire was agreed. The Hohenstaufen dynasty came to the empire at a time to the absolute supremacy of the Church. For better or worse, it had to come to clash again, the more certain, as Hadrian IV. an arrogant Englishman came to the See of Rome, as in Germany, the powerful and warlike Frederick I. received the crown… Reinald came from the family of the counts of Dassel and he[...]



To the throne in the Germanic tribal states

A fateful coincidence had wanted, dass der Schöpfer des Privatrechts, das kaiserliche Rom, nie über die Anfänge einer der wichtigsten Staatsgesetze, über die der Thronfolge hinausgediehen war. Schwankend zwischen Erblichkeit und Gewalt, wurde das Reich in den Grundvesten erschüttert und seinem Sturz entgegengedrängt. Und den Nachfolgern den germanischen Königreichen der Übergangszeit sollte es nicht viel besser ergehen, obwohl sie die Hauptbegriffe der Herrscherfolge sicherer gefasst hatten; sie bestanden bei ihnen aus dem Thronrecht des königlichen Geschlechtes, verbunden mit der Wahl des Volkes….