Finding beauty in law codes

November 29, 2012

Over at the Worlds of Law blog, Mark Weiner has posted another video interview with me, titled “The Beauty of the Code.” Mark asked me to speak about some of the famous codes in our collection, such as the first edition of the French Code Civil (1804) shown below, better known as the Napoleonic Code.

Among other things, I owe Mark Weiner thanks for putting me on the same screen as Marlon Brando. Who knew that his character Stanley Kowalski, from the movie version of Streetcar Named Desire, was an expert on the Napoleonic Code?

– MIKE WIDENER, Rare Book Librarian

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