Francois Olivier-Martin and his Library

Do you know that Law library has the luck to house the working library of Francois Olivier-Martin (1879-1952), a renowned legal historian, author of Histoire du droit français des origines à la Révolution (1948), a monumental work, foundational to understanding of French Pre-Revolutionary Law. Olivier-Martin’s library is now part of the Wainwright Collection. Here you can find books reviews published in 2010 when Histoire du droit français … was re-printed. Olivier-Martin’s library contains more than 700 titles, among which you can find Manuel de l’inquisiteur (1926), an extract from original manuscript (ca. 1323) by Bernard Gui (1261 or 1262 – 1331).

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