Session Title

Law and Legal Culture in Anglo-Saxon England I

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Medieval-Renaissance Faculty Workshop, Univ. of Louisville

Organizer Name

Andrew Rabin

Organizer Affiliation

Univ. of Louisville

Presider Name

Nicole Marafioti

Presider Affiliation

Trinity Univ.

Paper Title 1

What Did Waerferth Write?

Presenter 1 Name

Lisi Oliver

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Louisiana State Univ.-Baton Rouge

Paper Title 2

Rewriting the Decalogue in Anglo-Saxon England

Presenter 2 Name

Stefan Jurasinski

Presenter 2 Affiliation

SUNY-Brockport

Paper Title 3

A Case of Irish Legal Methods in Early Northumbrian Law

Presenter 3 Name

Bryan Carella

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Assumption College

Start Date

10-5-2014 1:30 PM

Session Location

Schneider 1145

Description

This session forms part of the on-going reevaluation of the present state of the study of Anglo-Saxon law which began with the celebration of the centenary of Felix Liebermann's Gesetze der Angelsachsen. Recognizing the extent to which our understanding of early law has changed over the last century, the purpose of this session is to bring together scholars from a variety of disciplines to discuss new ways of understanding pre-Conquest legal culture. We invite papers that examine the many ways in which law was made, understood, practiced, promulgated, and transcribed in the Anglo-Saxon world. We are eager to receive submissions representing a variety of perspectives, methodologies, and disciplines. Possible topics include (but are not limited to): royal legislation, legal manuscripts, law in/and literature, legal procedure, charters and diplomatics, writs and wills, dispute resolution, theories of law and justice, perceptions of early law in later periods, law in/and art, We welcome traditional philological and historicist approaches, as well as those informed by modern critical theory. The last few years have witnessed the most extensive reconsideration of Old English law since Liebermann himself, and this session offers an important opportunity to discuss the progress and publicize the research taking place in this field.

Andrew Rabin

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May 10th, 1:30 PM

Law and Legal Culture in Anglo-Saxon England I

Schneider 1145

This session forms part of the on-going reevaluation of the present state of the study of Anglo-Saxon law which began with the celebration of the centenary of Felix Liebermann's Gesetze der Angelsachsen. Recognizing the extent to which our understanding of early law has changed over the last century, the purpose of this session is to bring together scholars from a variety of disciplines to discuss new ways of understanding pre-Conquest legal culture. We invite papers that examine the many ways in which law was made, understood, practiced, promulgated, and transcribed in the Anglo-Saxon world. We are eager to receive submissions representing a variety of perspectives, methodologies, and disciplines. Possible topics include (but are not limited to): royal legislation, legal manuscripts, law in/and literature, legal procedure, charters and diplomatics, writs and wills, dispute resolution, theories of law and justice, perceptions of early law in later periods, law in/and art, We welcome traditional philological and historicist approaches, as well as those informed by modern critical theory. The last few years have witnessed the most extensive reconsideration of Old English law since Liebermann himself, and this session offers an important opportunity to discuss the progress and publicize the research taking place in this field.

Andrew Rabin