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HENRY BRUNNER (184o– )

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Originally appearing in Volume V04, Page 685 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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HENRY BRUNNER (184o– ), German historian, was born at Weis in Upper Austria on the 22nd of June 184o. After studying at the universities of Vienna, Gottingen and Berlin, he became professor at the university of Lemberg in 1866, and in quick succession held similar positions at Prague, Strassburg and Berlin. From 1872 Brunner devoted himself especially to studying the early laws and institutions of the Franks and kindred peoples of western Europe, and on these subjects his researches have been of supreme value. He also became a leading authority on modern German law. He became a member of the Berlin Academy of Sciences in 1884, and in 1886, after the death of G. Waitz, undertook the supervision of the Leges section of the Monumenta Germaniae historica. His chief works are: Die Entstehung der Schwurgerichte (Berlin, 1872); Zeugen and Inquisitionsbeweis der karolingischen Zeit (Vienna, 1866); Das anglonormannische Erbfolgesystem, nebst einem Excurs fiber die lilteren normannischen Coutumes (Leipzig, 1869); Zur Rechtsgeschichte der romischen and germanischen Urkunde (Berlin, 188o); Deutsche Rechtsgeschichte (Leipzig, 1887–1892); Mithio and Sperantes (Berlin, 1885); Die Landschenkungen der Merowinger and Agilolfinger (Berlin, 1885); Das Gerichtszeugnis and die frankische Konigsurkunde (Berlin, 1873); Forschungen zur Geschichte des deutschen and franzosischen Rechts (Stuttgart, 1894); Grundziige der deulschen Rechtsgeschichte (Leipzig, 1901).
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