Property and Civil Society in South-Western Germany 1820-1914

Author(s): 
Sperber, Jonathan
ISBN: 
019928475X
Date published: 
September 2005
Hardback
Price: 
£55.00

This is a study of the uses of property in south-western Germany from 1820 to 1914. Based on extensive documentation from civil court records, the book provides important new insights into the nature of civil society, forms of social conflict, and the application of the law to everyday life. The book's intriguing, sometimes bizarre, and always revealing stories of legal disputes offer an ironic and bemused view of the past human condition.