XXI.14 A particular statute

, par Stewart

Yet the law of the Visigoths [1] included one provision favorable to commerce : it required that merchants who came from beyond the sea be judged, in the disputes that arose between them, by the laws and by judges of their nation ; this was based on the practice established among all these intermixed peoples, that every man should live by his own law, a matter I shall address at length further on.