Université de Neuchâtel

De la coutume au code : résistances à la codification du droit civil à Neuchâtel sous l'Ancien Régime

Wyssbrod, Adrien ; Christin, Olivier (Dir.) ; Dunand, Jean-Philippe (Codir.) ; Chaix, Gérald (Codir.) ; Tappy, Denis (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2018.

Civil law in the Principality of Neuchâtel remained customary throughout the “Ancien Régime”. Despite a seemingly strong desire to codify, successive princes of Neuchâtel were unable to get this custom written. Their dreams of codifications were totaly in accordance with the ideas of the Enlightenment and the sovereigns were supported by philosophers. Why, in a small principality like...