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Legal history: western Europe: Home

Purpose of this guide

This guide is intended for students and researchers studying the legal history of the civil law tradition at the University of Oxford, although students and researchers from any field may find it useful.

Use this guide to find out about sources and commentary for Western European or civil law legal history, including ebooks, ejournals, and databases.

Western European Legal History : getting started

Online resources available to anyone with access to the internet

The Law Bod concentrates its collection on English legal history - the common law or Anglo- American legal tradition - together with countries, such as Scotland & South Africa where the common law has become one important strand among others.
However it is not without some useful material such as these introductions and overviews:

Researchers interested in the history of the legal systems of continental Europe may find visits to the Bodleian History Reading Rooms, the Sackler and the Taylorian Libraries very productive.

Fortunately a single SOLO search should locate the available resources where ever they happen to be. Use the official websites of the individual library to check opening hours, services etc.

Related Bodleian guides

Key libraries