Thursday, August 29, 2013

Internet History Sourcebook Project: Medieval Legal History

This site, hosted by Fordham University, gathers references to online primary sources for historical documents, including the law.

The Medieval legal history page, in particular, provides links to primary sources in Roman, English, Germanic, Jewish, and Islamic law, among others. From the page devoted to the law of the Salian Franks, for instance, one learns that “if any person have wished to strike another with a poisoned arrow, and the arrow have glanced aside, and it shall be proved on him: he shall be sentenced to 2,500 denars, which make 63 shillings.”

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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