Journals of the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History
Zeitschrift des Max-Planck-Instituts für europäische Rechtsgeschichte
Since 2002 Rechtsgeschichte - Legal History (the journal of the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History, abbreviated to Rg) is published biannually, since No. 20 (2012) annually in autumn by Klostermann Verlag.
Rg is edited by Thomas Duve.
Please submit suggestions and manuscripts to
Since issue 20 (2012) the journal is published in printed version and online in open access. Previous issues are published in open access with a moving wall of three years after the original publishing. The pdf-files (text and pages fully in concordance with the printed version) can be accessed free of charge by clicking the title in the respective table of content.
Current issues can be obtained at book sellers and directly from the publisher Klostermann Verlag.
Max Planck Institute for European Legal History Research Paper Series
The Institute’s Research Paper Series in the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) presents the results of research from Institute-related projects and activities, making them freely accessible online in the forms working paper, pre-print and post-print.
Ius Commune (1967 - 2001)IUS COMMUNE, journal for European legal history, was published between 1967 and 2001 with 28 volumes by Klostermann Verlag. Initially designed by Helmuth Coing as an "in house paper" of the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History, the Ius Commune developed into an worldwide acknowledged journal on Legal History.
In the "Virtual Library" of the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History all articles, reports, notes and reviews can be downloaded as image-scans (pdf-files).
Rechtshistorisches Journal (1982 - 2001)
The Rechtshistorisches Journal (journal on legal history) was published between 1982 and 2001 by Löwenklau Gesellschaft e.V. Frankfurt am Main and edited by Dieter Simon.
The table of content of all published issues is accessible on the homepage of the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History.