In general the commune is a body corporate, its assembly consisting either (in small villages) of the whole body of the qualified inhabitants (Gemeindeversammiung), or of a representative See the comparative study in Percy Ashleys Local and Central Government (London, 1906).
1 The best account, in English, of the development of the ZolI~ vereio is in Percy Ashleys Modern Tariff History (London, 1904),
To Edward I.), Maitlancis Domesday Book and Beyond, and Ansons Law and Custom of the Constitution; for economic history, Cunninghams Growth of Industry and Commerce, and Ashleys Economic History; for ecclesiastical history, Stephens and Hunts series (7 vols.); for foreign and colonial, Seeleys British Foreign Policy and Expansion of England.