IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1201: Law and Legal Culture in Anglo-Saxon England, II: Anglo-Saxon Laws - Language of Authority

Wednesday 3 July 2019, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Classical, Medieval & Renaissance Studies, University of Saskatchewan
Organisers:Courtnay Konshuh, Department of History, St Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan
Chelsea Shields-Más, Department of History, University of York
Moderator/Chair:Andrew Rabin, Department of English, University of Louisville, Kentucky
Paper 1201-aTranslating and Transforming Law in Early Anglo-Saxon England
(Language: English)
Courtnay Konshuh, Department of History, St Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan
Courtnay Konshuh, Department of History, St Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Law, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1201-bRoyal Power and Its Translations in 10th-Century England
(Language: English)
Evan Wilson, Department of English, University of California, Berkeley
Evan Wilson, Department of English, University of California, Berkeley
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Law, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1201-cPoetic Justice: Legal Terminology in Old English Literature
(Language: English)
Arendse Lund, Department of English, University College London
Arendse Lund, Department of English, University College London
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Law
Abstract

The last several decades have seen numerous developments in the study of Anglo-Saxon law and legal culture across the whole of the Old English period. Medievalists from across many disciplines have come together to produce work that has improved our understanding of government and administration in the period, and Anglo-Saxon legal culture is now a vibrant and growing field. Following the fruitful sessions on Law and Legal Culture in Anglo-Saxon England at the Kalamazoo ICMS in recent years, this session seeks to continue that work and the dialogue on this dynamic topic.