Rethinking the Leges Henrici Primi


Karn, Nicholas (2010) Rethinking the Leges Henrici Primi. In, Rabin, Andrew, Jurasinski, Stefan and Oliver, Lisi (eds.) English Law before Magna Carta: Felix Liebermann and Die Gesetze der Angelsachsen. Early English Laws Conference Leiden, NL, Brill.

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This essay demonstrates that the Leges Henrici Primi, the most important legal text surviving from early twelfth-century England, has been comprehensively misunderstood because modern readers have been misled by the considerable interpolations in the text. The essay exposes the interpolations and shows how the text should be understood as a tract on the hundred court; moreover, it argues that its author should now be identified as an anonymous hundred bailiff.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBNs: 9789004187566 (hardback)
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Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D111 Medieval History
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
D History General and Old World > DD Germany
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities > History
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities
ePrint ID: 79944
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 19:02
Publisher: Brill
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/79944

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