Julian Swann reviewed Custom, Law, and Monarchy. A Legal History of Early Modern France by Marie Seong-Hak Kim (OUP, 2021).
As students of medieval and early modern France are usually quick to learn, the legal and administrative structure of the monarchy was bewilderingly complex. To assume that there was a simple dichotomy separating provinces into those where either Roman or customary law prevailed was deceptive in the sense that it suggests a degree of cohesion and consistency that was belied by the reality on the ground.
Read more with OUP (DOI 10.1093/fh/crad021).