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Eminent Nineteenth-Century Spanish Law Dictionary Escriche, Joaquin Diccionario Razonado de Legislacion y Jurisprudencia. Nueva Edicion en . Get this from a library! Diccionario razonado de legislación y jurisprudencia. [ Joaquín Escriche]. Diccionario razonado de legislación y jurisprudencia | Joaquín Escriche Subject: Derecho, Legislación — Diccionarios — Obras anteriores a Derecho.

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Spanish Law Born in Teruel, Spain, he was attracted to humanism in his studies. During the Napoleonic invasion, he helped defend his country against French domination.

When Ferdinand VII reestablished absolute rule indefeating the efforts of the liberals to reinstate the Constitution ofEscriche emigrated to France. He lived and diccinoario there until Ferdinand died inand then moved back to Spain to live in Madrid.


Escriche was fascinated with the growth of the legal system in America, and translated the works of several American authors, such as Thomas Jefferson and Jeremy Bentham, into Spanish. Escriche’s dictionary, like many other legal texts published in the first half of the nineteenth century, was of great utility, as it crystallized the new progressive political and legal doctrine being taught in universities and practiced in Spanish cities.

Many liberal writers and jurists wanted to bring about an era of modernization and transformation of the judicial system in Spain, and to override the traditions held over from the colonial era. Escriche’s work added consistency, precision, and elaboration to the laws of Spain.

The escrichs was received with great acclaim when it was first published in Paris inboth in Spain and overseas. Escriche strove for universality in the concepts he described, and even jurists who disagreed with Escriche’s liberal philosophies used his work, which defines judicial concepts, rules of law, and penal, civil, and mercantile institutions.


Subsequent editions, such as the one published by Mexican jurist Juan N. For information about Escriche and his dictionary, including vast bibliographic information, one may consult the facsimile reprint of diccionarko Mexican edition of the dictionary, which contains a long, informative introduction: Imprenta del Colegio nacional de Sordo-Mudos, Imprint varies slightly; irregularities in collation. Probably intended as supplement to the 2nd ed.

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