The Essential Collection of the Pre-Statehood Property Laws of Florida, Louisiana and Texas White, Joseph M. [1781-1839]. [Jordan de Asso y del Rio, Ignacio (1742-1804)]. [Manuel y Rodriquez, Miguel de (fl. 1780)]. A New Collection of Laws, Charters and Local Ordinances of the Governments of Great Britain, France and Spain: Relating to the Concessions of Land in their Respective Colonies, Together with the Laws of Mexico and Texas on the Same Subject, to Which is Prefixed Judge Johnson's Translation of Azo and Manuel's Institutes of the Civil Law of Spain. Philadelphia: T. & J.W. Johnson, 1839. 2 Volumes. XIV (new introduction V-XIV), xv, 731;753 pp. With a new introduction by Agustin Parise, Research Associate, Center of Civil Law Studies, Louisiana State University Law Center. Reprinted 2010 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584779797. ISBN-10: 1584779799. Hardcover. New. $95. * From the series, Foundations of Spanish, Mexican and Civil Law. Warren M. Billings, Distinguished Professor of History, Emeritus, University of New Orleans, and Visiting Professor of Law, William and Mary School of Law, Series Editor. Reprint of the first and only edition. Volume I contains Institutes of the Civil Law of Spain, a translation by Judge Johnson of Trinidad of the Instituciones del Derecho Civil de Castilla by Ignacio Jordan de Asso y del Rio, the mode of acquiring dominion from the Instituciones de Derecho Real de Espana by Jose Maria Alvarez and material reprinted from Laws of the State of Coahuila and Texas and Laws, Orders and Contracts, on Colonization, from January, 1821, up to 1829 edited by Stephen Austin. "White's Laws provides a comprehensive survey of historical and cultural events that developed hand-in-hand with the property law of the southern region of the United States. White's Laws also provides a rich illustration of the understanding that nineteenth-century Americans had of the events that related to property law, and it reflects the efforts that the U.S. government was devoting to the unveiling of the legal systems that had been applied in the region. Spanish- and French-speaking scholars may consult White's Laws when searching for a glossary or for terms that English speakers used. At the same time, English-speaking scholars may examine White's.
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