Friday, November 11, 2011

Featured Online Resource--Avalon Project

The Featured Online Resource for the week of Nov. 14 is The Avalon Project, documents in law, history, and diplomacy.
The project comes to us from the Lillian Goldman Law Library at Yale. HTML-format digitized documents include post 9/11 laws and speeches, as well as the 9/11 commission report. But the scope of the project takes it back through the centuries, and it is arranged by headings accordingly.
17th century documents include the charter of the Dutch West India Company and The Mayflower Compact; from the 15th, Privileges and Prerogatives Granted By Their Catholic Majesties to Christoper Columbus; from the "Medieval" age, Laws of the Kings 753-510 B.C.; and from "Ancient" times, The Code of the Hammurabi. This is just a small sampling, and many of the documents are peppered with links to related information.

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