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Center for Documentation of Ancient Law (CDDA)

Center for Documentation of Ancient Law (CDDA)
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POINT (2.3466659 48.8474237)
Address : 4 rue Valette 75005 Paris
Telephone : +33 (0)1 56 81 76 85

The Center for Documentation of Ancient Law (CDDA) was founded within the former Faculty of Law in Paris in 1962. Since 1973, it has also benefited from the support of the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). It is currently jointly managed by the Department of Roman Law and Legal History at Panthéon-Assas University and the Jean Gaudemet Institute of Legal History (CNRS, UMR 7184).

The CDDA manages a database called DRANT (DRoits ANTiques), specializing in the legal, political, economic, and social institutions of the ancient Mediterranean world. Its scope covers primarily Greece and Rome, but also extends to ancient Persia, the Near East, and Egypt.

The CDDA strives to survey all specialized literature, including books, articles from around 400 French and foreign journals, articles from collections, conference proceedings, critical reviews, and more. It analyzes approximately 4,000 articles and books per year, but includes only around 2,000 of them in the database. As of 2011, the DRANT database contains 60,000 references. The database has been computerized since 1975 and is updated daily. It is freely accessible online.