The Short-Lived Influence of the Napoleonic Civil Code in 19th Century Greece

  title={The Short-Lived Influence of the Napoleonic Civil Code in 19th Century Greece},
  author={Aristides N. Hatzis},
  journal={European Journal of Law and Economics},
During the Greek War of Independence (1821–1827) from the Ottomans—which had a nationalistic and liberal character—and for the first decades after the liberation, a number of liberal French-educated politicians and scholars attempted unsuccessfully to introduce the Napoleonic Civil Code (or some clone of it) as the Greek Civil Code. Despite the fertile political and intellectual ground for such an introduction, they failed to achieve their goal due to the “temporary” introduction of Justinian's… Expand
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