The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 7, July 1903 - April, 1904 Page: 169
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Book Reviews and Notices.
BOOK REVIEWS AND NOTICES.
In continuation of the series of Early English Voyages to the
Pacific Coast, the May number of Out West contains the conclud-
ing installment of the voyage of Sir William Dampier (1686), and
the August number begins an account of the voyage of Woods Rog-
ers (1708), which is continued in the September and October
Publications of the Southern History Association, July, 1903
(Vol. VII, No. 4). This issue of the Publications is devoted
entirely to documentary material under the following titles: Cap-
ture of St. Mary's Georgia (by the English in 1815) ; Texas Rev-
olutionary Sentiment (concluded); The Duane Letters (contin-
ued) ; General Joseph Martin (concluded) ; Calhoun by His Polit-
ical Friends (continued).
The Texas documents consist of the proceedings of Committees
of Safety and Correspondence, and of public meetings preparatory
to the Texas Revolution.
The American Historical Review for July (Vol. VIII, No. 4),
contains, besides documents, book reviews, communications, and an
index, four contributed articles, namely: The Early Norman Jury,
by Charles H. Haskins; Some French Communes, in the Light of
Their Charters, by Earle Wilbur Dow; The Youth of Mirabeau, by
Fred Morrow Fling; and St. Eustatius in the American Revolu-
tion, by J. Franklin Jameson. The first two articles are interest-
ing studies in medieval institutional history. Professor Haskins
throws light on "the obscure stage in the growth of the jury"
between the close of the ninth century and the reign of Henry II.
His article is based primarily upon the "Old Cartulary" or Livre
Noir, of the chapter of Bayeux. Professor Dow claims to show, by
a new interpretation, but without using any new material, that the
medieval communal charters are not the unsystematized composi-
tions they have usually been considered, "deformed, disordered
enumerations where the most diverse subjects are begun but not
completed, and where obscurities, omissions, and sometimes con-
tradictions abound," but that, on the contrary, they are relatively
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