IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 226: The Materiality of Law Manuscripts, II: Design and Uses of Legal Manuscripts

Monday 1 July 2019, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Project 'Transformations of Medieval Law', Bergen Research Foundation / Universitetet i Bergen
Organiser:Helen F. Leslie-Jacobsen, Institutt for lingvistiske, litterære og estetiske studier, Universitetet i Bergen
Moderator/Chair:Miriam Tveit, Fakultetet for Samfunnsvitenskap, Nord universitet
Paper 226-aThe Design and Use of Margins in Scandinavian Law Manuscripts
(Language: English)
Stefan Andreas Drechsler, Kunsthistorisches Institut, Christian-Albrecht-Universität zu Kiel
Stefan Andreas Drechsler, Kunsthistorisches Institut, Christian-Albrecht-Universität zu Kiel
Stefan Andreas Drechsler, Kunsthistorisches Institut, Christian-Albrecht-Universität zu Kiel
Index terms: Administration, Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Law, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 226-bLatin Juridical Manuscripts in Medieval Norway and Their Fate
(Language: English)
Synnøve Myking, Institutt for lingvistiske, litterære og estetiske studier, Universitetet i Bergen
Synnøve Myking, Institutt for lingvistiske, litterære og estetiske studier, Universitetet i Bergen
Synnøve Myking, Institutt for lingvistiske, litterære og estetiske studier, Universitetet i Bergen
Index terms: Administration, Law, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 226-cPhysical Expression of Handwritten and Printed Law
(Language: English)
Anne Ladefoged, Juridiske Fakultet, Københavns Universitet
Anne Ladefoged, Juridiske Fakultet, Københavns Universitet
Anne Ladefoged, Juridiske Fakultet, Københavns Universitet
Index terms: Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Law, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Printing History
Abstract

This session aims to explore the layout of law manuscripts in terms of their physical design on the page. By investigating the size and contents of the margins of legal manuscripts, we can relate their modes of use by both original and later owners. By analysing the notes and marginalia of juridical manuscripts, we can therefore complement the narratives of these books and the men that owned them. By assessing the transition from manuscript page to printed page by means of page layout, we can uncover reciprocal influences on the physical expression in both the manuscript and printed tradition.