SAVIGNY,F.C.v., Histoire du Droit Romain au Moyen-Age. Paris 1839.
SAVIGNY, Frederic Charles de, Histoire du Droit Romain au Moyen-Age, par M. de Savigny, traduite de l`allemand sur la dernière édition et précédée d`une notice sur la vie et les écrits de l`auteur, par M. Charles Guenoux, Doctor en droit. Tome premier (…quatrième). Paris, chez Charles Hingray, editeur, et Aug. Durand, librairie, 1839. Oktav. (Reprint Vico Verlag, Frankfurt am Main 2016) (Band 1: Cap. I-VI )Ttlbl., 23, (1), 312 S.; (Band 2: Cap. VII-XV) VIII, 196 S.; (Band 3: Cap. XVI-XXV) Ttlbl., 428 S.; (Band 4: Cap. XXVI-LX, Tableau par ordre alphabétique des Jurisconultes – Appendice – Seconde Table des Textes) Ttlbl., 544 S. (together: 1.520 S.) 4 Teile in einem Halbleinenband. order-no.: Sav-21 ISBN 978-3-86303-579-2 lieferbar/available
Vollständige Übersetzung von Savignys „Geschichte des Romischen Rechts“, alle 60 Kapitel in vier Bänden erfasst, abweichend von der originalen Vorlage. The „Geschichte des römischen Rechts im Mittelalter“ [History of Roman Law in the Middle Ages], for which Savigny had been compiling preparatory work since 1804, gathered above all during his extended library travels, for example to the Bibliothèque national in Paris in 1804/05, was also published by Mohr and Zimmer in Heidelberg. Savigny published the first volume in 1815, the sixth and final one appeared in 1831. Three years later appeared the first volume of the second edition. The second edition, still used today, was completed in 1851 with the seventh volume. As described above, Savigny originally wanted to cover „the literary history of Roman law from von Irnerius to the present day“. For the reasons also mentioned above, Savigny restricted himself to the Middle Ages, but extended the work back to the centuries preceding the glossators. Together with the „Zeitschrift für geschichtliche Rechtswissenschaft“ [Journal for Historical Jurisprudence] first published in the same year, this was the seminal work of the Historical School of Law. Within the space of a few years, the University of Berlin was become the undisputed focal point of German jurisprudence with a European reputation, and later with a worldwide influence well into the late 19th and 20th centuries. Capturing the content of this monumental work is completely out of the question in the light of the wealth of material Savigny collected, arranged and published. In the first volume, Savigny himself describes his plans for the next sixteen years up to its completion: „The legal history of the Middle Ages… comprises two very different main parts, each of which can in turn be regarded as an independent whole. The first covers the six centuries before Irnerius, in which the continuation of Roman can be demonstrated fully and completely, albeit with but a few traces in academic work. The second main part covers the four centuries from Jrnerius, wherein the academic treatment and communication through teaching and textbook is very much predominant, so that this part of our legal history will primarily comprise literary history.“ The first two volumes are the continued validity, Savigny calls it the „continuation“, of Roman law from the decline of the West Roman Empire to the Glossator era. The third volume contains the history of the universities in the Middle Ages. Then follows the presentation of the persons and their works between the 11th and 16th centuries. Volumes four and five deal with the glossators the 12th and 13th centuries. The others deal with the commentators of the 14th and 15th centuries. The sixth (last) volume also presents an outline of the transition from the 15th to the 16th century. The colossal and seminal work is even today the fundamental reference work and to be found on the desk of every scholar involved in research into the European legal tradition.