Italian Statutes

The holdings of printed and manuscript Italian statutes represent the most significant collection of such statutes outside of Italy. The collection contains over 1,000 printed volumes and 60 manuscripts of statutes, dating from the Middle Ages to the 19th century. Featured are statutes from large commercial centers, like Florence and Venice, and those of smaller and larger towns, like Montebuono, Fano and Velletri. Included also are statutes of guilds and confraternities. The collection offers extraordinary insight into the development of Italian municipal history and Italian history more broadly.