oa Fundamina : A Journal of Legal History - The historical development of grounds for divorce in the French and Dutch Civil Codes

Special issue 2
  • ISSN : 1021-545X
  • E-ISSN: 2411-7870



In this contribution the grounds for divorce in ancient Roman law as well as in Hugo Grotius' and the 1806 proposed Dutch Civil Code of Joannes van der Linden are examined to determine whether these grounds had become part of the Dutch Civil Code of 1838. The grounds for divorce in the French Civil Code, too, are analysed as this Code, which was introduced into the Netherlands in 1811, when the Netherlands became a part of the French Empire, remained in force until 1838 when the Netherlands introduced its own national Civil Code.

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