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Italian law: Books

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Printed resources

Commentary on & books of Italian law have shelf marks starting Italy 510. (Previous and superseded editions - indicated by (sec coll) at the end of their shelf marks - are shelved separately from the current collection.) Please ask any member of staff for directions when in the Library.

Most of the collection will be in Italian only. There are special dictionaries of Italian law at Italy 450, use these rather than an ordinary language dictionary for any technical words/legal jargon you don't understand.

The LawBod shelves surveys of law (that is works looking at how a legal problem/legal topic etc is dealt with by various jurisdictions/legal systems) and comparative studies in the area with the shelfmark General. They can be of particular use for the linguistically challenged (most are in English), and can be used as introductions to the topic.

 

The books below are general introductions useful if you are starting off in Italian law studies.

Subject area introductions in English

Most of our collection will be in Italian only. There are special dictionaries of Italian law at Italy 450,use these rather than an ordinary language dictionary for any technical words/legal jargon you don't understand.

However, assuming a largely English readership, there are some introductions to areas of Italian law in English which may be useful initially. For example, Kluwer is republishing, as monographs, sections which previously could only be read as part of the International Encyclopaedia of Laws. See below for examples