The Earliest Norwegian Laws

The Earliest Norwegian Laws

by Laurence M. Larson (Translator)

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Overview

Compilation of Early Norwegian Laws.

"The oldest Norwegian laws, those of Gula and Frosta, go back to a time when the culture of the Middle Ages was still a somewhat novel experience in Northern Europe. Though the copies that have survived seem to date from the twelfth century and later, the codes must, in considerable part, have taken form in the eleventh century, or as early as the first generation of the Christian age. Heathendom had by that time been outlawed, but one seems justified in believing that the cult of strength and valor was for some time yet a force that had to be taken into account; for the principles that governed in the heathen age retained much of their ancient vigor, and the old civilization, rooted, as it was, in the soil itself, was able in large measure to maintain both life and validity." --Foreword, vii

Laurence M. Larson [1868-1938] was a Professor of History at the University of Illinois.


CONTENTS
Introduction
THE OLDER LAW OF THE GULATHING
The Church Law
The Merchant Law
The Law of Tenancy
The Inheritance Law
Miscellaneous Provisions
The Law of Personal Rights
The Wergeld System
The Law as to Theft
The Redemption of Odal Land
The Law of the Coast Defense
A Later System of Wergeld
THE OLDER LAW OF THE FROSTATHING
Introduction
I. The Frostathing
II. The Church Law
III. The Church Law-Continued
IV. The Law of Personal Rights
V. Miscellaneous Provisions
VI. The Wergeld System
VII. The Law of the Coast Defense
VIII. The Inheritance Law
IX. The Inheritance Law-Continued
X. The Merchant Law
XI. The Merchant Law-Continued
XII. The Redemption of Odal Land
XIII. The Law of Tenancy
XIV. The Law of Tenancy-Concluded. The Law as to Theft
XV. The Law as to Theft-Continued
XVI. Later Enactments
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781584779254
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange
Publication date: 06/24/2011
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 873,988
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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