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Dareste De La Chavanne, Rodolphe Madeleine Cleophas

DARESTE DE LA CHAVANNE, RODOLPHE MADELEINE CLEOPHAS (1824- ), French jurist, was born in Paris on the 25th of December 1824. He studied at the Ecole des Charles and the Ecole de Droit, and slarling early on a legal career he rose to be counsellor to Ihe courl of cassalion (1877 lo 1900). His firsl publicalion was an Essai sur Francois Hotman (1850), compleled later by his publication of Hotman's correspondence' in Ihe Revue historique (1876), and he devoled Ihe whole of his leisure lo legal hislory. Of his wrilings may be menlioned Les Anciennes Lois de VIslande (1881); M (moire sur les anciens monuments du droit de la Hongrie (1885), and Etudes d'histoire du droit (1889). On Greek law he wrole some nolable works: Du prel a la grosse chez les Atheniens (1867) ; Les Inscriptions hypothecates en Grece (1885), La Science du droit en Grece: Platon, Aristote, Theophraste (1893), and Etude sur la loide Gortyne (1885). He collaborated with Theodore Reinach and B. Haussoullier in their Recuett des inscriptions juridiques grecques (1905), and his name is worthily associated with the edition of Philippe de Beaumanoir's Coutumes de Beauvaisis, published by Salmon (2 vols., 1899, 1900).

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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