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Manual of Law French 2nd ed


ISBN13: 9780859677455
ISBN: 0859677451
Published: April 1990
Publisher: The Scolar Press Ltd.
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print



Most English legal texts before 1600, and many from the seventeenth century are written in law French, a dialect which differs considerably both from current French and from old Norman French.

Only two guides to law French were published , one in 1701 and the other in 1779: both were full of errors and omissions. This current manual is a revised and considerably enlarged version of the first edition which was published in 1779, the first law French manual to appear since the eighteenth century.

The manual is the only current guide to the law French used in English law books between the thirteenth and seventeenth centuries, an essential reference tool for law libraries, students and practitioners of English legal history.

This manual is a revised and considerably enlarged version of the 1979 edition. It is the only current guide to the law French used in English law books between the thirteenth and seventeenth centuries, and is an essential reference tool for law libraries, students and practitioners of English legal history.

Subjects:
Reference, Legal History
Contents:
Introduction to law French: History of lawyers' French
The study of law French
Some notes on grammar
Common abbreviations and contractions
Bibliography of aids to interpretation: Medieval word-lists
Modern glossaries of law French and Anglo-Norman
Dictionaries of old French and French etymological works
English dictionaries
Latin dictionaries
Translations and parallel texts
Guides to grammar and morphology.