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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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1. bd. 12. jahrhundert bis 1449. 1923.- 2. bd. 1450-1500. 1917.- 3. bd. Besondere quellengruppen des späteren mittelalters. 1923.- 4. bd. Besonderer quellengruppen des späteren mittelalters. Register. 1934
Topics: Cologne (Germany) -- Commerce History, genealogy
"Index bibliographique": p. [465]-467
Topics: Civilization, Greek and Roman, Ethics -- Greece, Greek language -- Semantics, Greece -- Law
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1917 Kirby, D. P
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Wilfred, Saint, Archbishop of York, 634-709, Art -- England Hexham (Northumberland), Art,...
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1917 Adams, Eleanor Nathalie
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Theses (Ph.D.)--Yale University, 1914
Topics: English philology -- History, Learning and scholarship -- England, genealogy
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1917 Caswell, Lilley Brewer, 1848-; Cross, Fred Wilder, 1868-
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Topics: Royalston, Mass. -- History, Royalston, Mass. -- Genealogy
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1917 Legnano, Giovanni da, d. 1383; Brierly, James Leslie; Holland, Thomas Erskine, Sir, 1835-1926
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Introduction. Collotype of the Bologna Mss, with editor's prefactory note. The text of the same, rev. by the editor. A translation of the text by J.L. Brierly. A reproduction of the first (Imperfect) edition of the work. List of authorities
Topics: Duelling, Reprisals, War, War (International law), Wager of battle
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1917 Mitra Mira; arm, Viu Prasda
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"A collection of rare & extraordinary Sanskrit works, nos. 239-242, 247 & 248."
Topic: Hindu law
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Topics: Catholic Church, Canon law
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1917 Floyer, John Kestell
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Topics: Church of England, genealogy
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1917 Salzman, L. F. (Louis Francis), 1878-
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Bibliography: p. 236-240
Topics: Henry II, King of England, 1133-1189, Great Britain -- History Henry II, 1154-1189, genealogy
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Topic: Roman law
Die Begründung des Staatsrechts durch die Lehre vom Staatswillen bei Georg Jellinek.- Die Begründung des Völkerrechts durch die Lehre von der Souveränität bei Georg Jellinek.- Die Lehre von den völkerrechtlichen Grundrechten bei Franz von Liszt.- Die Lehre von der Bleichheit der Staaten bei Max Huber.- Die Lehre von der Verfassung der Staatengemeinschaft bei L. Oppenheim.- Die geschichtliche Begründung des Relativismus bei Josef Kohler.- Die philosophische Begründung des Relativismus...
Topics: Constitutional law, International law, Law, Sovereignty
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1917 Kinney, Jay P
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Topic: Forestry law and legislation -- United States
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Bibliographical footnotes
Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes, Europe -- Politics and government 1871-1918, genealogy
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Topic: genealogy
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1917 'Abd al-Jall al-Smrd
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Topics: Islamic law, Hanafites
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany, Germany -- History 1806-1918, genealogy
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1917 Evans, Lawrence Boyd, 1870-1928
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Topic: International law -- Cases
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Topic: genealogy
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1917 Phillimore, Walter George Frank Phillimore, Baron, 1845-1929
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Topics: Treaties, International law and relations, Europe -- Politics and government
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1917 Satow, Ernest Mason, Sir, 1843-1929
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Topics: Diplomacy, Diplomatic and consular service, International law
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Topic: Military law
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Topics: Palatinate -- History, Bavaria (Germany) -- Boundaries France, France -- Boundaries Germany...
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Vol. 1. Principles of regulation.- Vol. 2-3. Administrative interpretation.- Vol. 4. Publications, Appendices
Topics: Commercial law, Interstate Commerce Act
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1917 Stier-Somlo, Fritz, 1873-1932
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Includes bibliographical references
Topic: genealogy
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Bibliographical footnotes
Topics: Drake, Francis, Sir, 1540?-1596, genealogy
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1917 Imbert-Terry, Henry Machu, Sir, bart., 1854-1938
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Bibliography: p. 377-380
Topics: Charles II, King of England, 1630-1685, Great Britain -- History Charles II, 1660-1685, genealogy
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1917 Auerbach, Bertrand
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Topics: Ethnology, genealogy
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1917 Bede, the Venerable, Saint, 673-735; Alfred, King of England, 849-899; Sedgefield, Walter John, 1866-
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Topics: English language -- Old English, ca. 450-1100 Grammar, Great Britain -- Church history, genealogy
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1917 Schian, Martin
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Topic: genealogy
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1917 Weigand, Gustav Ludwig, 1860-
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Topics: Bulgarian language -- Grammar, genealogy
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Topics: Kant, Immanuel, 1724-1804, Transcendentalism, genealogy
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1917 Temperley, Gladys
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Topics: Henry VII, King of England, 1457-1509, Great Britain -- History Henry VII, 1485-1509, genealogy
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Vol. 1. Principles of regulation.- Vol. 2-3. Administrative interpretation.- Vol. 4. Publications, Appendices
Topics: Commercial law, Interstate Commerce Act
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1917 Klein, Arthur Jay, 1884-
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Topics: Church and state -- Great Britain, Religious liberty -- Great Britain, Great Britain -- History...
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Topics: Law -- Great Britain, Constitutional law -- Great Britain
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1917 Lohmann, Elise
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Topics: Pascal, Blaise, 1623-1662, Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844-1900, genealogy
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1917 Cook, William Wilson, 1858-1930
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Topics: Corporation law -- United States, Railroads and state -- United States
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1917 Eppstein, Georg Johannes Friedrich, Freiherr von, 1874-
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Topics: Constitutional history, Constitutional law, Constitutional law
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Topics: Hadrianus, Emperor of Rome, 76-138, Trajan, Emperor of Rome, 53-117, Equestrian order (Rome),...
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1917 American Commerce Association; Martin, Edward J; United States. Interstate Commerce Commission
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pt. I. Act to regulate commerce: Principles of regulation.--Pt. II. ... Administrative interpretation.--Pt. III. ... Administrative interpretation.--Pt. IV. Practice and procedure of commission appendices
Topics: United States, Interstate commerce, Railroad law
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1917 Satow, Ernest Mason, Sir, 1843-1929
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Topics: Diplomacy, Diplomatic and consular service, International law
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Topic: Law -- Australia Reports, digests, [etc.]
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Topics: Inverness (Scotland) -- Bibliography, Inverness-shire (Scotland) -- Bibliography, genealogy
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Topics: Ahikar, genealogy
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1917 Butler, Geoffrey G. (Geoffrey Gilbert), Sir, 1887-1929
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Topic: International law
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Vol. 1. Principles of regulation.- Vol. 2-3. Administrative interpretation.- Vol. 4. Publications, Appendices
Topics: Commercial law, Interstate Commerce Act
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Topics: Almeida Garrett, João Baptista da Silva Leitão de Almeida Garrett, Visconde de, 1799-1854,...
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Topics: Fish trade, Fisheries, Fishery law and legislation
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Topic: Military law
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Bibliographical footnotes
Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes, Europe -- Politics and government 1871-1918, genealogy
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1917 Weimann-Bischoff, Anna, 1877-
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Thesis - München
Topics: Keller, Gottfried, 1819-1890, genealogy
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Topics: Catholic Church, Canon law
Bibliography: p. 79-83
Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes, Great Britain -- Foreign relations Germany, Germany -- Foreign...
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Vol. 1. Principles of regulation.- Vol. 2-3. Administrative interpretation.- Vol. 4. Publications, Appendices
Topics: Commercial law, Interstate Commerce Act
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Topics: Constitutional history, Constitutional law
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Slater, John;
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, genealogy
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Topics: Bruno, of Magdeburg, fl. 1084, genealogy
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Topics: Drake, Francis, Sir, 1540?-1596, genealogy
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1917 Meek, Theophile James, b. 1881
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Reprinted from the American Journal of Semitic Languages and Literatures, Vol. 33, no. 3, p. 203-244, April, 1917
Topics: Akkadian language -- Texts, Law -- Iraq Babylonia, Babylonia -- History and antiquities
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Topics: England -- Ecclesiastical history, Ottery St. Mary (England), genealogy
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, International law, Pangermanism
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1917 Borchard, Edwin Montefiore, 1884-1951; United States Library of Congress. Law Library
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Topics: Law -- Argentina Bibliography, Law -- Brazil Bibliography, Law -- Chile Bibliography
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Economic aspects, Germany -- Economic policy 1888-1918, Germany -- Economic...
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1917 Barbosa, Ruy, 1849-1923; Aranha, Graça, 1868-1931
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Topics: Neutrality, War (International law)
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Vol. 1. La définition du droit.- Vol. 2 pt. 1. Le systeme juridique de l'Angleterre (Le système traditionnel)
Topic: Law
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Topic: Islamic law
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Franciscans -- England, England -- Ecclesiastical history, genealogy
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1917 Stetson, Francis Lynde, 1846-; Association of the Bar of the City of New York
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"First series of lectures." --Introd. note
Topics: Corporations, Trusts, Industrial, Public service commissions, Corporation law, Law
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1917 Johns, C. H. W. (Claude Hermann Walter), 1857-1920
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Bibliography: p. [65]-91
Topics: Law -- Iraq Babylonia, Jewish law
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1917 Mathews, John Mabry, 1883-
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Topics: State governments, Administrative law
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1917 Johnson, Walter S. (Walter Seely), b. 1880
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Topic: Commercial law
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Topics: Competition, Competition, Unfair, Trusts, Industrial -- Law, Restraint of trade
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1917 Ganghofer, Ludwig, 1855-1920
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Topic: genealogy
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1917 Thorpe, Francis Newton, 1857-1926
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Topic: Constitutional law -- United States