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Author Faulkner, Thomas, 1983- author
Title Law and authority in the early middle ages : the Frankish leges in the Carolingian period / Thomas Faulkner
Imprint Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  KJ320 F263 2016    AVAILABLE    30530001270727
 人文社會聯圖  KJ320 .F38 2016    AVAILABLE    30600020133972
Descript xiv, 300 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Series Cambridge studies in medieval life and thought ; fourth series, 104
Cambridge studies in medieval life and thought ; 4th ser., 104
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-292) and indexes
The minor leges PART I. problems, backgrround , Lex Ribuaria, Ewa ad Amorem -- The minor leges 2. SAXONY and the Lex Saxonum -- The additional capitularies -- The reading of normative texts : benedictus levita and regino -- The manuscripts of the lege-SCRIPTORIUM
"The barbarian law codes, compiled between the sixth to eighth centuries, were copied remarkably frequently in the Carolingian ninth century. They provide crucial evidence for early medieval society, including the settlement of disputes, the nature of political authority, literacy, and the construction of ethnic identities. Yet it has proved extremely difficult to establish why the codes were copied in the ninth century, how they were read, and how their rich evidence should be used. Thomas Faulkner tackles these questions more systematically than ever before, proposing new understandings of the relationship between the making of law and royal power, and the reading of law and the maintenance of ethnic identities. Faulkner suggests major reinterpretations of central texts, including the Carolingian law codes, the capitularies adding to the laws, and Carolingian revisions of earlier barbarian and Roman laws. He also provides detailed analysis of legal manuscripts, especially those associated with the 'leges-scriptorium'"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Law, Frankish
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