Calling all constitutional historians

By | 27 February 2013

The Bodleian History Librarian has arranged a trial of a new database and she thinks it may be of interest and use to some of the Law Bod’s regulars too!

Note this is just a trial at the moment – the trial period will end at the end of March 2013. As we have such a small window of opportunity to experiment with it, we hope you will forgive our just copying pasting the provider’s details for the moment
Its subtitle is : Sources on the Rise of Modern Constitutionalism
Quellen zur Herausbildung des modernen Konstitutionalismus
Edited by / Herausgeben von Horst Dippel

“This resource provides online access to constitutional documents from all over the world, written from 1776 to the end of the year 1849. It includes about 1,600 constitutions, amendments, human rights declarations, and draughts [sic] of constitutions that never came into force, from this period.”

Constitutions of the World (from the late 18th Century to the Middle of the 19th Century Online)  

On the first page you get to from this link, scroll down to Supplementary Information and click on the Access to Content link on the next page click GO button. Provided you are on the OU network/working through a VPN you should be in!
We would be interested to hear how this compares with HeinOnline’s Constitutions library.

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