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Join Us on 6/22 for a Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar on Medieval European Legal Manuscripts And What They Are Telling Us

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Join us on June 22, 2023, at 2 p.m. EDT for our next foreign and comparative law webinar titled “Medieval European Legal Manuscripts And What They Are Telling Us.”

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During this webinar, Codicologist Dr. Ilya Dines will discuss the medieval manuscripts that are in the Law Library of Congress’s possession. During the presentation, Ilya will introduce the audience to a discussion and description of these unique books and their commentaries. He will highlight the legal system they represent, provide insights into their authors, and explore the afterlife of these manuscripts. The main focus of this webinar will be to demonstrate the reasons why manuscripts continue to hold great importance, even though many of the treatises have been published in modern editions.

Dr. Ilya Dines is a codicologist in the Law Library of Congress Collection Services Division. In this capacity, he describes the incunables collection of more than 300 volumes dealing with Roman, Canon, Feudal, and French customary laws in the Law Library’s Rare Book Collection. He has authored two books and approximately 20 academic articles. Ilya was a Library of Congress Kluge Fellow in 2015-2016. He is the head paleographer/codicologist at the Lazarus Project at the University of Rochester and was the director of the medieval and renaissance catalog project at The National Library of Israel. He holds a Ph.D. from Hebrew University of Jerusalem in medieval history.

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