BRITTON: THE FRENCH TEXT CAREFULLY REVISED WITH AN ENGLISH TRANSLATION, INTRODUCTION AND NOTES
Item #: 1417
Published: Union; Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.; 2003.
Subjects: LEGAL HISTORY, UNITED KINGDOM
Probably originally compiled by John le Breton around 1290,it is the oldest English law book in French. Consisting ofFrench text with parallel English translation and a glossaryof French terms, this edition edited and translated byNichols is considered to be the "standard edition". Walker,The Oxford Companion to Law 154. Along with Fleta, Brittonis one of two significant law books produced during thereign of Edward I. The origins of Britton may be tracedto a project of Edward to produce a digest of the Englishlaw in the spirit of Justinian's Institutes.Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.
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