New Historical Foreign Law Database

The library recently subscribed to The Making of Modern Law: Foreign Primary Sources, 1600-1970. This database primarily contains historical native language primary law sources such as codes and regulations as well as some commentaries. The following jurisdictions are covered:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • France
  • Germany
  • Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • the Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Switzerland

The database contains over 1500 titles approximately half of which are in English. The database compliments others in our collection such as The Making of Modern Law: Foreign, Comparative, and International Law, 1600-1926, which contains a large number of pre-1926 legal treatises. These treatises along with the primary law provided in Foreign Primary Sources provide an excellent look at historical foreign law.

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