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Revista de estudios histórico-jurídicos

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MAYER LUX, Laura  and  VERA VEGA, Jaime. History of False Testimony: Origins and Background of its Regulation in the Chilean Penal Code of 1874. Rev. estud. hist.-juríd. [online]. 2018, n.40, pp.341-370. ISSN 0716-5455.

This article analyzes the origins and historical evolution of false testimony, until reaching its regulation in the Chilean Criminal Code of 1874. With this purpose, it studies part of its treatment in Cuneiform Law, as well as its regulation in Roman Law after the enactment of Sulla Laws, Visigothic Law, Medieval Law and the Law of the Early Modern Period, and the Law of the first Penal Codes in France and Spain.

Keywords : Falsification; Oath; Perjury; Witnesses; Harm.

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