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University of Toronto - Robarts Library

The John P. Robarts Research Library, commonly referred to as Robarts Library, is the main humanities and social sciences library of the University of Toronto Libraries and the largest individual library in the university.

Opened in 1973 and named for John Robarts, the 17th Premier of Ontario, the library contains more than 4.5 million bookform items, 4.1 million microform items and 740,000 other items.

The library building is one of the most significant examples of brutalist architecture in North America. Its towering main structure rests on an equilateral triangular footprint and features extensive use of triangular geometric patterns throughout.

It forms the main component of a three-tower complex that also includes the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library and the Claude Bissel Building, which houses the Faculty of Information. The library's imposing appearance has earned it the nickname of Fort Book.

Comprising fourteen storeys, plus two underground floors, the brutalist and futurist structure features raised podia and a suspended fourth floor. A mezzanine level physically connects Robarts Library to the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library building at its southeastern side, and to the Claude Bissel Building, housing the Faculty of Information, at its northeastern side.

The concrete waffle slab floor plates are adorned with triangular-patterned tessellation. A hexagonal central circulation atrium is enclosed at the core of the building and through the middle of the mezzanine level. The gross area of the building is over 1,036,000 square feet.


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1921 Gentili, Alberico, 1552-1608; Abbott, Frank Frost, 1860-1924
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Vol. 1. A photographic reproduction of the Edition of 1661, with an introduction by Frank Frost Abbott, and a list of errata.- Vol. 2. A translation of the text, by Frank Frost Abbott, with an index of authors prepared by Arthur Williams
Topics: War, Maritime (international law), Maritime law
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1921 Gentili, Alberico, 1552-1608; Abbott, Frank Frost, 1860-1924
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Vol. 1. A photographic reproduction of the Edition of 1661, with an introduction by Frank Frost Abbott, and a list of errata.- Vol. 2. A translation of the text, by Frank Frost Abbott, with an index of authors prepared by Arthur Williams
Topics: War, Maritime (international law), Maritime law
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1920 Keusen, Friedrich, 1892-
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Thesis - Bonn
Topics: Menander, of Athens, genealogy
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1919 Langer, Carl Rudolf, 1893-
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Thesis - Bonn
Topics: Menander, of Athens, genealogy
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Topics: Christian saints -- Ireland, Ireland -- Genealogy, Ireland -- Kings and rulers
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1918 Altenberg, Peter, 1859-1919
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Topic: genealogy
Includes bibliography
Topics: Catholic Church, Canon law
Includes bibliography
Topics: Catholic Church, Canon law
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1916 Textor, Johann Wolfgang, 1638-1701; Bar, L. v. (Ludwig von), 1836-1913; Bate, John Pawley, 1857-1921
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Vol. 1. Reproduction of Ed. 1, 1680.- Vol. 2. Trans. of the text by J.P. Bate
Topics: International law, Law
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1916 Rachel, Samuel, 1628-1691; Bar, L. v. (Ludwig von), 1836-1913; Bate, John Pawley, 1857-1921
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Vol. 1. Reproduction of the edition of 1676 with introduction by L. von Bar.- Vol. 2. A translation of the text, by J.P. Bate
Topics: International law, Law
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1916 Rachel, Samuel, 1628-1691; Bar, L. v. (Ludwig von), 1836-1913; Bate, John Pawley, 1857-1921
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Vol. 1. Reproduction of the edition of 1676 with introduction by L. von Bar.- Vol. 2. A translation of the text, by J.P. Bate
Topics: International law, Law
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1916 Textor, Johann Wolfgang, 1638-1701; Bar, L. v. (Ludwig von), 1836-1913; Bate, John Pawley, 1857-1921
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Vol. 1. Reproduction of Ed. 1, 1680.- Vol. 2. Trans. of the text by J.P. Bate
Topics: International law, Law
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Topic: genealogy
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1915 Bracton, Henry de, d. 1268; Woodbine, George Edward, 1876-; Yale university. John E. Parsons foundation; Yale university. Dept. of history
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"Published under the direction of the Department of history on the John E. Parsons foundation."
Topic: Law
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1915 Bracton, Henry de, d. 1268; Woodbine, George Edward, 1876-; Yale university. John E. Parsons foundation; Yale university. Dept. of history
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"Published under the direction of the Department of history on the John E. Parsons foundation."
Topic: Law
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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Bibliography: p. 3
Topics: Inscriptions, Greek, Orpheus, genealogy
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1915 Bracton, Henry de, d. 1268; Woodbine, George Edward, 1876-; Yale university. John E. Parsons foundation; Yale university. Dept. of history
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"Published under the direction of the Department of history on the John E. Parsons foundation."
Topic: Law
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1915 Bracton, Henry de, d. 1268; Woodbine, George Edward, 1876-; Yale university. John E. Parsons foundation; Yale university. Dept. of history
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"Published under the direction of the Department of history on the John E. Parsons foundation."
Topic: Law
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1914 Tisserant, Eugène, 1884-1972
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Topics: Manuscripts, Oriental, Ethiopic language, Arabic literature, Coptic language, Hebrew literature,...
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1914 Saekel, Arthur, 1888-
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Thesis - Berlin
Topics: Terence, genealogy
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Topics: Greek orations, Rhetoric, Ancient, genealogy
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1913 Pirson, Jules, 1870-
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Topics: Forms (law), Diplomatics, Latin literature -- Collections
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1913 Grotius, Hugo, 1583-1645; Kelsey, Francis W. (Francis Willey), 1858-1927; Boak, Arthur Edward Romilly, 1888-1962; Sanders, Henry Arthur, 1868-; Reeves, Jesse Siddall, 1872-; Wright, Herbert Francis, 1892-
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Vol. 2 has added half-title: Publications of the Carnegie endowment for international peace, Division of international law, Washington
Topics: Bible, International law, War (International law)
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1912 Giese, Friedrich, 1882-1958; Pius X, Pope, 1835-1914; Leo XIII, Pope, 1810-1903
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Popes, genealogy
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1912 Ayala, Balthazar, 1548-1584; Bate, John Pawley, 1857-1921; Westlake, John, 1828-1913
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Vol. 1. Reproduction of the first edition, with introduction by John Westlake.- Vol. 2. Translation of the text, by John Pawlwy Bate
Topics: Military law, War (International law)
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1912 Universidade de Coimbra. Faculdade de Direito
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l. Leis romanas -- 2. Leis germánicas
Topics: Law, Law
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1912 Universidade de Coimbra. Faculdade de Direito
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l. Leis romanas -- 2. Leis germánicas
Topics: Law, Law
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1912 Ayala, Balthazar, 1548-1584; Bate, John Pawley, 1857-1921; Westlake, John, 1828-1913
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Vol. 1. Reproduction of the first edition, with introduction by John Westlake.- Vol. 2. Translation of the text, by John Pawlwy Bate
Topics: Military law, War (International law)
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1911 Zouch, Richard, 1590-1661; Brierly, James Leslie, 1881-; Holland, Thomas Erskine, Sir, 1835-1926
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Vol. 1. A reproduction of the first edition (1650), with introd ...- Vol. 2. A translation of the text, by J.L. Brierly
Topic: International law
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Topics: Roman law, Inheritance and succession (Roman law)
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1911 Schubart, Wilhelm, 1873-; Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Germany)
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Topics: Manuscripts, Greek (Papyri), genealogy
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Topics: Roman law, Inheritance and succession (Roman law)
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Topics: Roman law, Inheritance and succession (Roman law)
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Topics: Roman law, Inheritance and succession (Roman law)
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Topics: Roman law, Inheritance and succession (Roman law)
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1911 Zouch, Richard, 1590-1661; Brierly, James Leslie, 1881-; Holland, Thomas Erskine, Sir, 1835-1926
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Vol. 1. A reproduction of the first edition (1650), with introd ...- Vol. 2. A translation of the text, by J.L. Brierly
Topic: International law
Introduction.- Fet asaver.- Judicum essoniorum.- Modus componendi brevia.- Exceptiones ad cassandum brevia
Topic: England -- Law
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1910 Clark, George Thomas, 1809-1898; Margam Abbey; Llandaff (Diocese)
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Topics: Glamorgan (Wales) -- History Sources, genealogy
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1910 Clark, George Thomas, 1809-1898; Margam Abbey; Llandaff (Diocese)
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Topics: Glamorgan (Wales) -- History Sources, genealogy
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Topics: Petrus Siculus, Photius I, Saint, Patriarch of Constantinople, ca. 820-ca. 891, genealogy
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1910 Franchi de' Cavalieri, Pius, 1869-1960; Lietzmann, Hans, 1875-1942; Biblioteca apostolica vaticana
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Topics: Manuscripts, Greek, Palaeography, Greek, genealogy
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1910 Clark, George Thomas, 1809-1898; Margam Abbey; Llandaff (Diocese)
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Topics: Glamorgan (Wales) -- History Sources, genealogy
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Topics: Inscriptions, Latin, Pompeii (Extinct city), Pompeii (Extinct city), genealogy
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Topics: Inscriptions, Latin, genealogy
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1910 Rimbert, Saint, Archbishop of Hamburg and Bremen, ca. 830-888; Monacis, Laurentius de, 1348?-1429. Monaci Lörincz krónikája Kis Károlyról; Domanovszky, Sándor, 1877-1950
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Bibliographical footnotes
Topics: Ansgar, Saint, Archbishop of Hamburg and Bremen, ca. 801-865, Rimbert, Saint, Archbishop of Hamburg...
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1910 Clark, George Thomas, 1809-1898; Margam Abbey; Llandaff (Diocese)
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Topics: Glamorgan (Wales) -- History Sources, genealogy
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1910 Clark, George Thomas, 1809-1898; Margam Abbey; Llandaff (Diocese)
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Topics: Glamorgan (Wales) -- History Sources, genealogy
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1910 Diehl, Ernst, 1874-1947
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Topics: Inscriptions, Latin, Latin language, Vulgar, genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1909 Becker, Petrus
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Topics: Arethas, c.860-940, Photius I, Saint, Patriarch of Constantinople, ca. 820-ca. 891, genealogy
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1909 Selvers, Friedrich, 1886-
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Thesis - Münster
Topics: Greek language, Greek language, genealogy
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1909 Aistermann, Josef, 1879-
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Thesis - Bonn
Topics: Probus, Marcus Valerius, genealogy
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1905 Codex Theodosianus; Mommsen, Theodor, 1817-1903; Meyer, Paul M. (Paul Martin), b. 1865; Sirmond, Jacques, 1559-1651; Deutsche Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin
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Topics: Codex Theodosianus, Roman law
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1905 Codex Theodosianus; Mommsen, Theodor, 1817-1903; Meyer, Paul M. (Paul Martin), b. 1865; Sirmond, Jacques, 1559-1651; Deutsche Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin
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Topics: Codex Theodosianus, Roman law
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1903 Krause, Ernst Friedrich, 1880-
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Thesis - Berlin
Topics: Apollodorus Comicus, genealogy
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1902 Gesellschaft für Ältere Deutsche Geschichtskunde zur Beförderung einer Gesammtausgabe der Quellenschriften Deutscher Geschichten des Mittelalters
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"Edidit Societas Aperiendis Fontibus Rerum Germanicarum Medii Aevi."
Topic: Law, Germanic
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1902 Gesellschaft für Ältere Deutsche Geschichtskunde zur Beförderung einer Gesammtausgabe der Quellenschriften Deutscher Geschichten des Mittelalters
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"Edidit Societas Aperiendis Fontibus Rerum Germanicarum Medii Aevi."
Topic: Law, Germanic
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1902 Gesellschaft für Ältere Deutsche Geschichtskunde zur Beförderung einer Gesammtausgabe der Quellenschriften Deutscher Geschichten des Mittelalters
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"Edidit Societas Aperiendis Fontibus Rerum Germanicarum Medii Aevi."
Topic: Law, Germanic
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Topics: Anatolius Vindanius, of Berytus, Roman law
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Topic: Roman law
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Topics: Lucian, of Samosata, genealogy
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1899 Bréhier, Louis, 1868-1951
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Topic: Law, Greek
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1896 Kniep, Ferdinand, 1830-1920
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Topics: Taxes, Farming of, Partnership (Roman law), Corporation law (Roman law)
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1896 Kniep, Ferdinand, 1830-1920
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Topics: Taxes, Farming of, Partnership (Roman law), Corporation law (Roman law)
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Topics: Feudal law, Lombard law
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Thèse - Paris
Topics: Law, Criminal law
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1893 Kooiman, Charles Louis
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Sextus Aelius Paetus latus; Hebben de Romeinen communaal eigendom (of bezit) gekend?; De lex voconia; Erfrecht der vrouwen; Sui heredes
Topic: Roman law
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1893 Gesellschaft für Ältere Deutsche Geschichtskunde zur Beförderung einer Gesammtausgabe der Quellenschriften Deutscher Geschichten des Mittelalters
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"Edidit Societas Aperiendis Fontibus Rerum Germanicarum Medii Aevi."
Topic: Law
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1893 Gesellschaft für Ältere Deutsche Geschichtskunde zur Beförderung einer Gesammtausgabe der Quellenschriften Deutscher Geschichten des Mittelalters
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Topic: Law -- Germany (Middle Ages) Sources
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1893 Gesellschaft für Ältere Deutsche Geschichtskunde zur Beförderung einer Gesammtausgabe der Quellenschriften Deutscher Geschichten des Mittelalters
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"Edidit Societas Aperiendis Fontibus Rerum Germanicarum Medii Aevi."
Topic: Law
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Topics: England -- History 1154-1399 Plantagenet, England -- History 1066-1154 Norman, genealogy
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1891 Gaius; Kruger, Paul, 1840-1926; Studemund, Wilhelm, 1843-1889
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Topic: Roman law
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1891 Einhard, ca. 770-840; Rudolf, of Fulda, d. 865; Meginhardus, of Fulda, d. 888; Kurze, Friedrich, 1863-1915; Pertz, Georg Heinrich, 1795-1876
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Topics: Germany -- History To 843 Sources, Germany -- History 843-1273 Sources, France -- History...
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Topics: Greek drama (Tragedy), Insanity (Law)
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Topic: genealogy
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1889 Thietmar, von Merseburg, Bishop of Merseburg, 975-1018; Kurze, Friedrich, 1863-; Lappenberg, Johann Martin, 1794-1865
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Topics: Merseburg (Germany) -- History Sources, Germany -- History 843-1273 Sources, genealogy