Legal Sources

Royal Spanish Legislation:

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Universidad de Santiago de Compostela (links to many of the most important sources of Iberian law)

http://www.usc.es/histoder/historia_del_derecho/textos.htm

Recopilación de las Leyes de Indias (@CONGRESO de la REPÚBLICA del PERÚ)

http://www.leyes.congreso.gob.pe/leyes_indias.aspx

California's Legal Heritage - Spanish Law in the Americas (UC Berkeley)

http://calegalheritage.law.berkeley.edu/spanish-law-in-america.html

Siete Partidas

http://www.cervantesvirtual.com/obra-visor/las-siete-partidas-del-rey-don-alfonso-el-sabio-cotejadas-con-varios-codices-antiguos-por-la-real-academia-de-la-historia-tomo-3-partida-quarta-quinta-sexta-y-septima--0/html/

Recopilación de Leyes de los Reynos de las Indias (1680)

http://www.gabrielbernat.es/espana/leyes/rldi/rldi.html

Tesauro de Legislación Histórica (searchable)

http://www.mcu.es/archivos/lhe/Consultas/consultaTesauro.jsp

Jurisprudence:

De Indiarum Iure, Max Planck Institute for European Legal History

http://dlc.mpdl.mpg.de/dlc/collection/escidoc:71437

Collected "Works" @ School of Salamanca

https://www.salamanca.school/en/index.html

Spanish Legal Documents, 15th-19th Centuries (Library of Congress)

https://www.loc.gov/collections/spanish-legal-documents-15th-to-19th-centuries/

Other Secular Legislation:

Chancelaria Régia Portuguesa, 1211-1826

http://digitarq.arquivos.pt/details?id=3813585

O Governo dos Outros (searchable tool for Portuguese legislation)

http://www.governodosoutros.ics.ul.pt/?menu=inicio&lang=uk

Toledo (Esp.) y sus Cuadernos de Cortes (1346-1563)

http://www.toledo.es/toledo-siempre/exposiciones-virtuales/toledo-y-las-cortes-de-castilla/

Transcriptions of all Saint Dominguan and Haitian constitutions from 1790 to 1860 (Dr. Julia Gaffield)

https://haitidoi.com/constitutions/

Civil Law:

Justinian (Institutes, Code, Digest)

http://www.thelatinlibrary.com/justinian.html

Justinian Code (English Translation)

https://droitromain.univ-grenoble-alpes.fr/Anglica/CJ1_Scott.htm

Theodosian Code

http://www.thelatinlibrary.com/theodosius.html

Corpus Iuris Civilis Citation Form (not a source of Law itself, but a useful aid for recognizing citations)

http://amesfoundation.law.harvard.edu/digital/CJCiv/CitationForm.html

UNAM

https://biblio.juridicas.unam.mx/bjv

Civil Law Online (LSU)

https://www.law.lsu.edu/clo/

Canon Law:

Corpus Iuris Canonici (1582) - UCLA

http://digital.library.ucla.edu/canonlaw/

The Canons and Decrees of the Council of Trent (English), @ Hanover Historical Texts Collection

https://history.hanover.edu/texts/trent.html

Bullarium Romanum

http://dl.icar.beniculturali.it/biblio/_view_volume.asp?ID_VOLUME=2120

Papal Encyclicals Online

http://www.papalencyclicals.net/

Medieval Canon Law Virtual Library

http://web.colby.edu/canonlaw/tag/rufinus/

Corpus Thomisticum

http://www.corpusthomisticum.org/wintroen.html

Bibliotheca Ecclesiae Metropolitanae Strigoniensis

http://www.bibliotheca.hu/fugger/index.html

Jewish Virtual Library: Legislation Affecting the Jews (300-800 CE)

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/legislation-affecting-the-jews-300-800-ce

Diccionario Histórico de Derecho Canónico en Hispanoamérica y Filipinas (@ MPIeR, Frankfurt)

https://dch.hypotheses.org/

Other Religious:

RELMIN (The Legal Status of Religious Minorities in the Euro-Mediterranean World (5th-15th centuries)

http://www.cn-telma.fr/relmin/recherche/

The Mishneh Torah

https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/682956/jewish/Mishneh-Torah.htm

The Babylonian Talmud

http://www.sacred-texts.com/jud/talmud.htm

RESEARCH TOOLS

Historical Dictionaries

Real Academia Española, Nuevo Tesoro Lexicográfico (Spanish)

http://www.rae.es/recursos/diccionarios/diccionarios-anteriores-1726-1992/nuevo-tesoro-lexicografico

Diccionario de Autoridades

http://web.frl.es/DA.html

Dictionnaires d'Autrefois (French)

http://dictionnaires.atilf.fr/dictionnaires/onelook.htm

Paleography Tools:

http://www.iifilologicas.unam.mx/dicabenovo/index.php?page=muestra-lista2a#.WKGr-vIvtVF

http://spanishpaleographytool.org/

BYU Script Tutorial

https://script.byu.edu/

more coming soon!

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