Centuries of Foreign Primary Sources at Your Fingertips

Diagram of a “deep trench fly-proof latrine” in the Egyptian Department of Mines _Rules and Regulations as to Mining_, Cairo, 1921, accessed in the Making of Modern Law: Foreign Primary Sources, 1600-1970, on October 9, 2015.

Are you looking for French forestry laws from the 1600s? How about early 20th Century Egyptian mining regulations? Or do you need to trace the development of Argentina’s commercial code over the past 150 years? The Law Library has a database for you!

The Making of Modern Law: Foreign Primary Sources, 1600-1970 includes historical codes, session laws, regulations, journals, and commentary  from a number of foreign jurisdictions. This rich resource provides access to 1500 titles, totaling 1.4 million pages and spanning several centuries of foreign primary law.

Search by date, jurisdiction, keyword, author, subject and title. Note that multiple jurisdictions can be searched simultaneously.

Access this great historical collection through the Law Library’s Research Resources page.

By Anne Burnett

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