This volume contains the proceedings from the conference "How Nordic are the Nordic Medieval Laws?" which was held at the Carlsberg Academy in May 2003 in Copenhagen. This was the first in the line of conferences later to be known as The Carlsberg Academy Conferences on Medieval Legal History.
The main theme of the conference was the Nordic medieval laws seen in a European context, which again raised the question about just how Nordic these laws were. The problem was presented through studies in the Nordic laws as well as through parallel studies with contemporary Europe. In most of Europe the High Middle Ages are seen to have started around the year 1000, but in the however, historians still consider the Viking Age as e before the Middle Age. Hence the High Middle Ages are supposed to have started around the year 1200. Thus, traditionally, the Nordic medieval laws have been seen as expressions of an ancient Nordic culture-but this interpretation is under change.
The first edition of the proceedings was published in 2005, but since then much has happened concerning our understanding of how Nordic the Nordic medieval laws were - or rather: how European the Nordic medieval laws were. Therefore this is not only a reprint of the proceedings published in 2005, since several of the articles have been revised and up-dated according to current knowledge.
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Table of Contents
Introduction Per Andersen Ditlev Tamm Helle Vogt 1
How Nordic are the Old Nordic Laws? Ditlev Tamm 5
The Importance of Classical Canon Law in Scandinavia in the 12th and 13th Centuries Peter Landau 23
The Germanic Character of the Oldest Laws of the Low Countries Dirk Heirbaut 41
Some Dark Aspects of Ius Commune Mario Ascheri 63
The Nordic Medieval Laws in the Legal History of the 17th and the 18th Centuries Lars Björne 75
Pope Alexander III and the Danish Laws of Inheritance Michael H. Gelting 85
Three Kingdoms, Three Laws, One Ideology - A Starting Point Revisited Per Andersen 115
Property and Land Tenancy in Norwegian Medieval Laws and the European Learned Law Tore Iversen 135
The Concept of Kinship According to the West Nordic Medieval Laws Lars Ivar Hansen 177
On Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction and the Reception of Canon Law in the Swedish Provincial Laws Mia Korpiola 207
Nordic Medieval Laws Revisited Kjell Å. Modéer 235