Honor, Politics, and the Law in Imperial Germany, 1871–1914: The development of the law

@inproceedings{Goldberg2010HonorPA,
  title={Honor, Politics, and the Law in Imperial Germany, 1871–1914: The development of the law},
  author={A. Goldberg},
  year={2010}
}
German modernization, far from loosening the hold of a culture of honor, strengthened and expanded it. The law itself was crucial in this respect. In the course of the nineteenth century, German law was liberalized as it moved from an adjudication system based on estate ( Stand ) to one of formal equality and civil rights. Defamation law followed suit and was reconstituted along more democratic lines. But this transformation, rather than undermining the old values of honor, provided them with a… Expand
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