Easily access four centuries of superseded legal codes from southern Europe, Latin America, Canada, Australia, India, and elsewhere.
The Making of Modern Law: Foreign Primary Sources, Part II is a digital collection of historical legal codes and similar statutory materials, as well as commentaries on codes from around the world, focusing on Italy, Spain, Portugal, Latin America (including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, and other countries), Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Egypt, and India. Because the field of legal history is conceptualized transnationally, current research on diverse jurisdictions in both civil- and common-law traditions underscores the need for codes and statutes from a broad spectrum of countries. This archive supports the study of comparative law and the interdisciplinary fields of study that touch on the social sciences. Analogous materials from canon law and Roman law are also included.
Document types include: Administration of Justice; Canon Law Codes and Commentaries; Civil Law; Civil Procedure; Commercial Law; Criminal Law; Criminal Procedure; Customary Law; Forestry and Agricultural Law; Maritime Law; Military Law; Roman Law Codes and Commentaries; Journals; Regulations; and Session Laws.
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