The articles are based on papers given at the conference "How Nordic are the Nordic Medieval Laws?" which was held at the Carlsberg Academy 22nd to 24th May 2003. The main theme of the conference was the Nordic medieval laws seen in a European context which again raised the question about just how Nordic these laws were. The problem was presented both through studies inthe Nordic laws as well as parallel studies.Thus, we return to the starting point for much of the work done on placing the medieval Nordic laws in an international legal tradition in the last decade. We do it in the hope that it may still be worth knowing more about the tradition of departure.
Per Andersen, Ditlev Tamm and Helle Vogt
How Nordic are the Old Nordic Laws?
The Importance of Classical Canon Lawin Scandinavia in the 12th and 13th Centuries
The Germanic Character of the Oldest Lawsof the Low Countries
Some Dark Aspects of Ius Commune
The Nordic Medieval Laws in the Legal Historyof the 17th and the 18th Centuries
Pope Alexander III and the Danish Laws of Inheritance
Michael H. Gelting
Three Kingdoms, Three Laws, One IdeologyA Starting Point Revisited
Property and Land Tenancy in Norwegian Medieval Lawsand the European Learned Law
The Concept of KinshipAccording to the West Nordic Medieval Laws
Lars Ivar Hansen
On Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction and the Reception of Canon Lawin the Swedish Provincial Laws
Nordic Medieval Laws Revisited
Kjell Å. Modéer