Session 1018: Law and Legal Practice in Medieval Denmark
Wednesday 11 July 2012, 09.00-10.30
|Sponsor:||Centre for Studies in Legal Culture, Det Juridiske Fakultet, Københavns Universitet|
|Organiser:||Helle Vogt, Center for Retskulturelle Studier, Det Juridiske Fakultet, Københavns Universitet|
|Moderator/Chair:||Paul R. Hyams, Department of History, Cornell University / Independent Scholar, Oxford|
|Paper 1018-a||Disputing Property in 13th- and 14th-Century Zealand: The Case of the Sorø Donation Book|
Index terms: Anthropology, Charters and Diplomatics, Law
|Paper 1018-b||The Power to Judge: Jurisdiction in Land Conflicts in Denmark in the 13th Century|
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Law
The papers will, each from their own angle, throw light on the interplay between law and legal practice in medieval Denmark.
Kim Esmark asks in his paper: how did lay and ecclesiastical nobles go about when they were disputing property, rights, and other kinds of material assets? How did new rules, institutions and ways of thinking about law affect litigants’ strategies and the general patterns of conflict management? How did legal culture relate to changing socio-political structures and attempts to set up more fixed procedures and institutions?