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Constitutions of the World from the late 18th Century to the Middle of the 19th Century Online / Verfassungen der Welt vom späten 18. Jahrhundert bis Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts Online

Sources on the Rise of Modern Constitutionalism / Quellen zur Herausbildung des modernen Konstitutionalismus

Ed. by Dippel, Horst



    • Over 1,600 constitutional documents, amendments and draughts of constitutions can be searched in full text
    • documents from 50 countries in Europe and North and South America
    • digital facsimiles
    • edited, annotated and indexed version
    • subject index with 600 subjects in 20 languages
    • Non-restrictive DRM – allows for an unlimited number of simultaneous users campus / institution-wide

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    In the Online Reference Work Constitutions of the World from the late 18th Century to the Middle of the 19th Century one can carry out full text searches of about 1,600 constitutional documents, constitutional amendments, human rights declarations, and draughts of constitutions from about 50 countries in Europe, and North and South America. Using the original documents, experts from American and European universities reconstructed the authentic constitutional texts for each country, editing, annotating and indexing them in their respective original languages. Each volume contains a short introduction, a main section covering the country's edited constitutional documents, comments and an index. In addition, digital facsimiles of all documents are provided. The constitutions can be searched in full text or using the subject index, from which terms lead straight to the relevant constitution paragraph or article.

    This Online Reference is of particular value, being the first publication to provide easy access to all the previously scattered and in many cases unknown constitutions from the early phases of modern constitutionalism, as edited and annotated constitutional texts. This edition offers uniquely rich and valuable source material, supplying comparative constitutional history of the early period of modern constitutionalism with new perspectives.

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