Academic journal article Medium Aevum

English Law before Magna Carta: Felix Liebermann and 'Die Gesetze der Angelsachsen'

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

English Law before Magna Carta: Felix Liebermann and 'Die Gesetze der Angelsachsen'

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English Law Before Magna Carta: Felix Liebermann and 'Die Gesetze der Angelsachsen', ed. Stefan Jurasinski, Lisi Oliver, and Andrew Rabin, Medieval Law and its Practice 8 (Leiden: Brill, 2010). xvi + 329 pp. ISBN 978-90-04-18756-6. euro1 19.00. A collection of essays to mark the centenary of Felix Liebermann's great work. Essays explore Iiebermann's life and legacy, and address issues central to the study of early law, such as the relation between legal and penitential texts, the provenance of legal manuscripts, the composition and dating of pre-Magna Carta legislation, and Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman legal practice and procedure. Andrew Rabin offers a general introduction to Liebermann and his work. Daniela Fruscione and Hideyuki Arimitsu write on Liebermann's intellectual milieu and the Liebermann Library in Tokyo, respectively. …

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