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The Legacy of Classical Natural Law in Russian Dogmatic Jurisprudence in the Late 19th Century

Journal on European History of Law. 2013. Vol. 4. No. 1. P. 72-80.

The paper examines an inconspicuous influence of the legacy of classical natural law of the 18th century on Russian dogmatical jurisprudence of civil law taking as an example the authoritative “Course on civil law” (1868-1880) by an outstanding Russian statesman and scholar Konstantin Pobedonostsev. Despite the dogmatical purpose of the course and hostility of its author towards European liberal doctrines of natural law, some striking similarities between them could be found, especially in general provisions and principles of contract law, the method of its exposition and inevitable recourse to justice and supra-positive ideal.