ORB Online Encyclopedia
A Guide to Online Resources
Section Editor: Brendan McManus
Preliminary Outline for this Section:
- ORB Encyclopedia--Original Essays
- Primary Sources--Literature, chronicles, other texts
- Guide to Roman legal texts on the web
- Henry of Bracton
This thirteenth-century work, originally titled De Legibus Et Consuetudinibus Angliae, has been made available by Harvard University's Ames Foundation and Law Library, and Cornell University's Legal Information Institute. This work is an attempt to describe English law based on "the combination of Roman and canon law that was taught in the universities in Bracton's time." It can be browsed or searched in either English or Latin, or accessed via a "Calendar" (table of contents).
- Resources for Teaching
- Other Online Resources
- The Roman Law Section of the Law-related Internet Project at the University of Saarbrucken. It has fragments of the Accursian (Standard) Gloss on the Corpus Iuris Civilis and useful biographical information on jurists etc.
- Roman Law Resources is a private site from Aberdeen, Scotland with links to various RL resources. They provide a whole collection of online source texts, including ones on Women in Roman Law, and much else, mostly concentrating on the periods of classical law and Late Antiquity.
- The Theodosian Code.
- The home page of Ken Pennington at Syracuse University. He not only edits an ongoing HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL CANON LAW, but has an excellent bibliography on his site and an as yet unpublished text of Johannes Teutronicus' apparatus (commentary) to COMPILATIO IIII (Innocent III's "official" decretal collection of 1210) and two CONSILIA of Baldus. These are imperfect texts (by the highest standards) but searchable.