The Making of Modern Law:Foreign Primary Sources, 1600-1970


The Statutes at Large, from Magna Charta to the End of the Eleventh Parliament of Great Britain, Anno 1761 Niccolò, De’ Tudeschi. Tertia Pars Commentarioru: Seu Lecture: Oni Nicolai de Tudeschis: Siculi: Abbatis Monacetis: Archiepi Ordinary Iuris Cesarei Romane Ecclesi Cardinalis: in Scom Decretalin Librum: cum Suppletionio: vt Vocat: Bartholamei de Bellencinis: Nouïs Illustrata Additioibus & Anuotationib: Sumptis a Castigatissimo Exeplari Excelletissimi & Diuiui ac Humani Iuris Cosultissimi: et Panormitani: Sancteq Inter Pretis in Acadeinia Ticinensi: Oni Sebastiam Sapie Benuentis, Non Pretermissis Tameiis Additionib Que Alijs in Editionibus Habentur: Quaru Antores Iubitriptos Predes Necetia Posthabitis Sernardi Casibus: Summarijs Ite Hngulis Capitulis Pfiris: ac Indice Alphabetico Materias Notatu Dignas Amplissime de Monstrante: Cui Inferta sunt Aliqua ex Corseti Scriptis Minime Spernenda. N.p., n.d. 9 vols. The Making of Modern Law: Foreign Primary Sources.
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Easily access four centuries of superseded legal codes from northern, central, and eastern Europe.

The Making of Modern Law: Foreign Primary Sources, 1600-1970 fulfills legal historians' needs with superseded codes in an easy-to-find online form. The seventh installment in Gale’s widely popular The Making of Modern Law series complements the collection of treatises found in Foreign, Comparative, and International Law, 1600-1926. Importantly, it provides an interpretive analysis with books on codes, the "primary sources" of law.

Jurisdictions include Great Britain, Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, as well as other countries in northern and Eastern Europe. Of interest to historians is the inclusion of texts in Western languages on significant topics, such as Ausfurhliches handbuch uber den Code Napoleon (1810) and Motivi, Rapporti, opinioni e discorsi … per la formazione del codice napoleone (1838-1849). The large British component, which includes Public General Acts, 1801-1922, assures that about half the titles are in English.

The Making of Modern Law: Foreign Primary Sources, 1600-1970 is sourced from the outstanding collections at the law libraries of Yale University, Harvard University, and George Washington University.

This collection includes regulations, session laws, journals, and codes and commentaries. Included codes fall into several categories:

  • Administration of Justice
  • Civil Law
  • Civil Procedure
  • Commercial Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Customary Law
  • Forestry and Agricultural Law
  • Maritime Law
  • Military Law
  • Other Codes and Commentaries

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  • European Studies
  • Law and Legal Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
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