Welcome to the Max-Planck-Institute for European Legal History
The Max Planck Institute for European Legal History regards one of its most important tasks to be making a specific contribution to the basic research in legal studies and social sciences, as well as in historical humanities through historical research based on theoretical reflection in the field of law and other forms of normativity.
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Legal Books of the Year
Three publications from MPI researchers are "Juristische Bücher des Jahres / Legal Books of the Year". The "Neue Juristische Wochenschrift" recommends in issue 47/2013 as "Juristische Bücher des Jahres" the books of Lena Foljanty and Wim Decock, both researchers at the Max-Planck-Institute for European Legal History, as well as a book of the deceased Cornelia Vismann.
Please note: We have moved
New address of the institute is Hansaallee 41
At the beginning of November 2013, the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History has moved to a new building on the Campus Westend in Frankfurt.
Library is closed for external visitors until January 2014
The library - currently closed - will not reopen until January 2014. Thank you for your understanding.