The Avalon Project: Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy

The Yale Law School and its Lillian Goldman Library has compiled a bank of documents in legal and diplomatic history stretching from Aristotle’s Athenian Constitution (in translation of course) to the report of the 9/11 Commission. Researchers can browse documents chronological and topical sections. The selections are a bit thin before the 18th century, but the collection is a good resource for American treaties and documents relating to American and international diplomacy. The Avalon Project also manages Project DIANA, an online human rights archive of selected cases in human rights law, and a Nuremberg Trials Collection with selected documents from the Military Tribunal for Germany.


The featured image above is the British Library papyrus Aristotle’s “Constitution of Athens,” courtesy of the British Library’s flickr collection.

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