Laws of Early Iceland: Gragas I

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Univ. of Manitoba Press, Aug 1, 1980 - History - 279 pages
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The laws of Medieval Iceland provide detailed and fascinating insight into the society that produced the Icelandic sagas. Known collectively as Gragas (Greygoose), this great legal code offers a wealth of information about early European legal systems and the society of the Middles Ages. This first translation of Gragas is in two volumes.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Codex Regius of Gragas in Translation I
21
Christian Laws Section
23
Assembly Procedures Section
53
Treatment of Homicide
139
The Wergild Ring List
175
The Lawspeakers Section
187
The Law Council Section
189
Additions
195
Guide to Technical Vocabulary
239
Sources Editions Translations Work in Progress
277
Abbreviated Titles
279
Maps
280
Copyright

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About the author (1980)

Andrew Dennis has taught English at the University of Iceland and both English and Law at the University of Canterbury, Chirstchurch.

Peter Foote is Professor of Old Icelandic at University College London.

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