The Danish Medieval Laws : the laws of Scania, Zealand and Jutland
The book starts with a brief but thorough introduction to the history of Denmark in the thirteenth century, covering the country, the political setting and the legal context in which the laws were written. There follows the translated text from each province, preceded by a general introduction to each area and an introduction to the translation offering key contextual information and background on the process of translating the laws. An Old Danish-English glossary is also included, along with an annotated glossary to support the reading of the translations.
This book will be essential reading for students and scholars of medieval Scandinavian legal history.
- Hardback | 358 pages
- 159 x 235 x 20.57mm | 658g
- 04 Feb 2016
- Taylor & Francis Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- 3 Line drawings, black and white
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Table of contents
William Ian Miller, University of Michigan, USA
About Helle Vogt
Helle Vogt, is Associate Professor of Legal History at the University of Copenhagen. Her previous publications include The Function of Kinship in Nordic Medieval Legislation (2010) and (as editor with Kim Esmark, Lars Hermanson and Hans Jacob Orning) Disputing Strategies in Medieval Scandinavia (2013).