How important were property and contract laws to the economic development of France?

The emperor glorified himself as a legislator. In March 1804, the famous Civil Code, or Napoleon’s Code, was published, enshrining the “principles of 1789”. The code proclaimed the equality of citizens before the law, inviolability of person and property, freedom of conscience, the secular nature of the state, freedom of labor, etc. Even the civil marriage established during the years of the revolution was preserved. This was legislation reflecting liberal values. The old order in France was done away with forever. The Code has spread to all European countries. “My true glory,” Napoleon said at the end of his life, “is not that I won forty battles.

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