This volume contains the proceedings from the conference “How Nordic are the Nordic Medieval Laws? – Ten Years After” which was held at the Carlsberg Academy in May 2013 in Copenhagen.
The main theme of the conference was a return to the question raised at the first conference held back in 2003: The Nordic medieval laws seen in a European context. In these ten years the interpretation of the Nordic laws has changed from a specific Nordic to a more common European perspective, understanding the Nordic laws as a part of a common European tradition. Thus, the traditional interpretation that the Nordic medieval laws were expressions of an ancient Nordic culture has been under change since the first Carlsberg conference and this volume sums up the current stage of research and raises new questions.
The publication of this volume is funded by The Carlsberg Foundation.
Indholdsoversigt Introduction How Nordic are the Ole Nordic Laws - Ten Years Later? – by Ditlev Tamm
How Nordic are the Nordic Laws? – by Jørn Øyrehagen Sunde
Rights, Obligations, Domestic Relations, and ‘ius naturale’, the Right Order of Things: A Strategy for Research into the Nordic Medieval Laws – by Helle I.M. Sigh & Helle Vogt
Intestate Inheritance as a Family Matter: Ius Commune, Statutes and Cases from Florence – by Thomas Kuehn
The Swedish Ecclesiastical Legislation and the Question of its Nordic Character – by Bertil Nilsson
How Nordic are the Biblical Social Ideals as Expressed in the Early Scandinavian Church Laws? – by Torstein Jørgensen
The Origins of the Swedish Medieval Laws – a State of the Art, from My Perspective – by Stefan Brink
Law, Language and Crime in Denmark and England: A Comparative Approach – by Jenny Benham
Indigenous or Universal? A Comparative Perspective on Medieval (Frisian) Compensation Law – by Han Nijdam
Scandinavians by the Papal Well of Grace and Justice at the Eve of Reformation – by Kirsi Salonen
Scandinavia Consults ‘Rome’, ca.1104-1202: Contexts and Consequences – by Anne J. Duggan Papal
Letters Relating to Medieval Scandinavia – A Survey from the 11th Century to the Beginning of the Western Schism - by Peter Ståhl