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Rolls of Oleron

The Rolls of Oleron (or "Rules of Oleron") were the first formal statement of "maritime" or "admiralty" laws in northwestern Europe.

They were promulgated by Eleanor of Aquitaine on the island of Oleron in about 1160 and based on the laws developing to regulate shipping in the western Mediterranean at the time.

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Full text: The Rules of Oleron ~1266