The Old Constitution. Libellus Islandorum. Primitive Laws and Customs. Early Constitutional Law. Nial and the Fifth Court

The Old Constitution. Libellus Islandorum. Primitive Laws and Customs. Early Constitutional Law. Nial and the Fifth Court

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ... the Commonwealth was dead. During the throes of the civil feuds perhaps no Fifth Court was ever held. At the end of that time of strife Norwegian laws were drifting in, when the older laws and customs were therefore beginning to be of antiquarian interest. He seems to have possessed not only an old book of genealogies, which he uses largely (what he gives being printed above, Bk. I. 2), but also a scroll or scrolls on Procedure, which he has, so to speak, dramatized, filling up blanks from his own imagination or modern practice. In 1884 the editor took five transcripts of this chapter, viz. AM. 468,132, K, G, and AM. 162 fragm., consisting of twenty-four leaves for the notation, see Introd. to Bk. I. 2. In this case K seems to be the best; hence we have followed it, only there is a blank down to the words 'goSorz 16som manne;' that beginning is taken from AM. 132. K, or the Book of Calfbeck in the west of Iceland (Myrar), was once a most beautiful vellum (soft parchment, broad margins, fine illuminations); in the 17th century it has been ruthlessly cut up, and maltreated by knife and damp and rot. A copy of John Halldorsson's--the later historian--was taken in 1697; he filled in the lacunas from a transcript of John Erlendsson's. This copy, in his neat handwriting, is now AM. 464. N(J es bar til mdls at taka, at Nidll kom at male vi8 HaDSColld: 'Rd8s vilda ek ber leita, f6stre mfnn, at afla per kono.' Hascolldr ba8 hann fyrer rd8a, ok spur8e hvar hann munde hellzt d leita. 'Kona heiter Hildigunnr, ' seger hann, 'ok es Starka8ar d6tter, 5 t"6r8ar sonar Freys-go8a; veit-ek bann kost beztan, ' seger hann. Haoscolldr maelte: 'Sid pu fyrer, f6stre; bat seal mftt rd8 sem pu vill vera taka.' 'Her muno vit d leita, ' seger Nidll. Efter...show more

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  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 367g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236579623
  • 9781236579621