Laws of Early Iceland: Gragas I
Univ. of Manitoba Press, Aug 1, 1980 - History - 279 pages
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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