Welcome to the 2010 Linkages students

One of my favorite events each year is the visit by the students from the Yale Law School’s Linkages Program. Over a dozen law students from Argentina, Brazil and Chile visited the Paskus-Danziger Rare Book Room on February 5. The items they viewed included Fori Aragonum [Laws of Aragon] (Zaragoza, 1496), with a splendid hand-colored shield of the city of Huesca and what one expert recently called the finest early Spanish binding he’d ever seen. I also put out our facsimile of the Treaty of Tordesillas, the agreement between Spain and Portugal that is the reason some of the students speak Spanish and others Portuguese. As usual, they had lots of questions and we had a great time. ¡Bienvenidos!

MIKE WIDENER
Rare Book Librarian

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