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András Bertalan Schwarz (1886-1953)
András Bertalan Schwarz (1886-1953)

Author(s): Gábor Hamza
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence
Published by: STS Science Centre Ltd
Keywords: BGB; codification; comparative law; juristic papyrology; Pandectist School of Law; Roman law; Swis civil code; Swiss code of obligations; Turkish civil code.

Summary/Abstract: András Bertalan Schwarz was born in 1886 in Budapest where he completed his legal studies. After graduation from the Budapest University he went to Leipzig to do research at the Institute of Papyrology. As a disciple of Ludwig Mitteis he defended his „Habilitationsschrift” in 1912. He got his first „Ruf” in 1926 to succeed in Zürich Andreas von Tuhr. He spent four years in Switzerland since he accepted in 1930 the „Ruf” of the University of Freiburg im Breisgau. After the seizure of power of the NSDAP he was deprived of his professorship and left Germany for England. During the first year of emigration he lectured in London and Oxford as a visiting professor. In 1934 he was invited to the University of Istanbul to teach Roman law and comparative law. After World War II he went to Germany to lecture at the University of Bonn where he passed away in 1953. The oeuvre of András Bertalan Schwarz is encompassing the juristic papyrology, Roman law, modern private law as well as large fields of comparative law. The extremely manifolded and rich oeuvre of the outstanding legal scholar of Hungarian descent, who never severed his contacts to Hungary, is in our days also valuable part of the international legal science.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 58-61
  • Page Count: 4
  • Language: German