Invaluable Annotated Bibliography of the Coutumes of France Caswell, Jean, and Ivan Sipkov. The Coutumes of France in the Library of Congress. An Annotated Bibliography. With the editorial assistance of Natalie Gawdiak. Originally published: Washington: Library of Congress, 1977. xi, 80 pp. Seven color plates. Reprinted 2006 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584776277; ISBN-10: 1584776277. Hardcover. New. $35. * Collections of local customary laws, or coutumes, played an important role in the development of modern French law and influenced legal development in the French colonies, including Louisiana. This handsome bibliography of one of the finest collections in the world, which contains seven color plates, is the standard guide. Beginning with general collections, it surveys coutumiers from the central, western, northern and eastern regions. The final section compiles coutumes of Written Law Regions (Pays de Droit Ecrit), such as Bordeaux and Toulouse. The volume is rounded off with a useful collection of appendixes: a glossary of geographic terms, a list of French rulers and a list of Holy Roman Emperors. It also has an index of names, an index of authors and compilers and an index of printers, publishers and vendors.
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