Law and Language in the Middle Ages


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The ebook Law and Language in the Middle Ages (PDF) investigates the relationship between legal practice and law from the linguistic perspective; exploring not only how legal language expresses and advances power relations but also how the language of law legitimates power.


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Matthew W. McHaffie, Jenny Benham, Helle Vogt






318 pages







Table of contents

Table of contents :
Notes on Contributors
List of Illustrations
part 1 Translation and Interpretation of Law
1 Why Laws were Translated in Medieval England: Access, Authority, and Authenticity
2 Translating Justinian: Transmitting and Transforming Roman Law in the Middle Ages
3 Leges Iutorum: The Medieval Latin Translation of the Law of Jutland
4 The Languages and Registers of Law in Medieval Ireland and Wales
part 2 The Languages of Legal Practice and Documentary Culture
5 Latin and the Vernacular in Medieval Legal Documents: The Case of Denmark
6 Between the Language of Law and the Language of Justice: The Use of Formulas in Portuguese Dispute Texts (Tenth and Eleventh Cen
7 The Dangers of Using Latin Texts for the Study of Customary Law: The Example of Flemish Feudal Law during the High Middle Ages
8 Sources of Legal Language: The Development of Warranty Clauses in Western France, ca.1030–ca.1240
part 3 Methodology, Interaction, and Language
9 Law and Language in the Leges Barbarorum: A Database Project on the Vernacular Vocabulary in Medieval Manuscripts
10 ‘And Since We are No Lawyers, We Will Void the Lawsuit with Battle Axes’! Voiding a Lawsuit in Old Icelandic Procedural Law
11 Biblical Analogues for Early Anglo-Saxon Law

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