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On-line Edition of Bracton’s
De legibus et consuetudinibus Angliae


     The Ames Foundation, with the assistance of the Harvard LawSchool Library, has recently completed the creation of an on-line version of the thirteenth-century text by English jurist Bracton, De legibus et consuetudinibus Angliae, in Latin and English translation. The on-line text is based on George Woodbine’s edition of the original and Samuel Thorne’s translation and is fully searchable, using a range of criteria including section heading, tractate, folio number, page number and key words (boolean searches). It can be accessed at:


     This on-line version of Bracton’s De legibus is the first in a series of on-line publications in English legal history.

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