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Law and Legal Studies electronic resources 6: Legal History

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American Society for Legal History ASLH describes itself as an “international academic society dedicated to fostering scholarship and teaching in the many fields of legal history around the world.” Their site includes resources for doing legal history and details of publication and conferences.
This site is freely available on the Internet
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Ames Foundation Website with details of print and online publications of the Ames Foundation.
This site is freely available on the Internet
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Anglo Saxon Charters Project website enabling discovery and comparison of charter texts by elements of charter as well as by region, period and by Sawyer references.
This site is freely available on the Internet
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Anglo-American Legal Tradition Digitised documents from The National Archives and supporting documentation furthering the understanding of the development of English law and the Anglo American legal tradition. Project website from the University of Houston O'Quin Law Library.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Arts and Humanities Databases Menus and links from the British Library covering online subscription databases and CD Roms available in the reading rooms. See for example menus for Classical Studies, Church History, Short Title Catalogues, and Rare Books including Early English Books Online, and Eighteenth Century Collections Online.
This site is freely available on the Internet
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Avalon Project Historical documents in law, history and diplomacy from the Avalon Project at Yale Law School.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Binell An author and subject catalogue of nineteenth century legal treatises and other law literature held in the legal collections of the Inns of Court, UK copyright libraries, Harvard University Library and the Library of Congress (1800-1900).
[CD-ROM available from enquiry desk for workstation 1]
Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England   The text of the four volume English legal classic which aimed to provide a complete statement of English law, when published between 1765 and 1769. Text hosted by Yale Law School 's Avalon Project.
This site is freely available on the Internet
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Bracton Online (De Legibus) Text of C13th De legibus et consuetudinibus Angliae (On the Laws and Customs of England), attributed to English judge Henry of Bratton, and hosted online by Harvard law library.
This site is freely available on the Internet
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British Library Manuscripts and Archives Guides to collections and catalogues for the manuscripts and archives held at the British Library.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Early English Laws Website of the project aiming to host and publish digital images of manuscripts, translations and new scholarly editions of all English legal codes, edicts and treatises produced up until Magna Carta 1215.
This site is freely available on the Internet
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Euro Docs Wiki providing links to online sources for European history including large sections for legal and constitutional sources for each country.
This site is freely available on the Internet
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Harvard Law School Library Catalogue, historical and digitized collections and a wide range of further resources for legal history from Harvard Law School Library.
This site is freely available on the Internet
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IUS CIVILE.COM Roman Law resources from Ernest Metzger, University of Glasgow School of Law. Site includes links to online texts for of Justinian's Digest (Pandects) and other works of the Corpus Iuris Civilis.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Selden Society Learned society devoted to English Legal History. Website includes details of publications.
This site is freely available on the Internet
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Selden Society Publications and the History of Early English Law A HeinOnline Library providing primary sources from c1200, contemporary commentary and legal historical scholarship. Includes Selden Society & Ames Foundation publications, Year Books, editions from Rolls series, important abridgments, digests and classic works.
This is a subscription based service and can only be accessed from the reading room.
Stair Society Society for Scottish Legal History with details of publications, lectures, online resources and more.
This site is freely available on the Internet
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