Pazzaglini, Peter R., and Catherine A. Hawks. Consilia: A Bibliography of Holdings in the Library of Congress and Certain Other Collections in the United States. Washington: Library of Congress, 1990. xxiv, 154 pp. Illustrations. Original cloth, negligible shelfwear, internally clean. $70. * Consilia are treatises on specific points in civil and canon law produced from about 1300 to 1750. Usually commissioned by a judge dealing with a thorny issue in a particular case, they document the development of the law in such areas as inheritance, merchant law, criminal procedure and the status of Jews and women and offer a good deal of information about the underlying political, social and economic tensions of the day. Augmented by an excellent introduction, glossary and index, Consilia is the standard bibliography of this fascinating and intricate literature.
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