History of the Universe eBook. 398 pages, 300 illustrations only $2.99
AZUNI, DOMENICO ALBERTO (1749-1827), Italian jurist, was born
at Sassar, in Sardinia, in 1749. He studied law at Sassari and Turin, and
in 1782 was made judge of the consulate at Nice. In 1786-1788 he
published his Dizionario Universale Ragionato della Giurisprudenza
Mercantile. In 1795 appeared his systematic work on the maritime law
of Europe, Sistema Universale dei Principii del Diritto Maritimo dell'
Europa, which he afterwards recast and translated into French. In
1806 he was appointed one of the French commission engaged in drawing up
a general code of commercial law, and in the following year he proceeded
to Genoa as president of the court of appeal. After the fall of Napoleon
in 1814, Azuni lived for a time in retirement at Genoa, till he was
invited to Sardinia by Victor Emmanuel I., and appointed judge of the
consulate at Cagliari, and director of the university library. He died at
Cagliari in 1827. Azuni also wrote numerous pamphlets and minor works,
chiefly on maritime law, an important treatise on the origin and progress
of maritime law (Paris, 1810), and an historical, geographical and
political account of Sardinia (1799, enlarged 1802).
A few typographical errors have been corrected. They
appear in the text like this, and the
explanation will appear when the mouse pointer is moved over the marked
passage. Sections in Greek will yield a transliteration
when the pointer is moved over them, and words using diacritic characters in the
Latin Extended Additional block, which may not display in some fonts or browsers, will
display an unaccented version.
Links to other EB articles: Links to articles residing in other EB volumes will
be made available when the respective volumes are introduced online.
"A well-rounded treatment of a vast body of facts" only $2.99