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IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 703: Law and Legal Culture in Early Medieval England, I: Manuscripts and the Law

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Battle Conference on Anglo-Norman Studies
Organisers:Courtnay Konshuh, Department of History, St Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan
Chelsea Shields-Más, Department of History, University of York
Moderator/Chair:Chris Lewis, Institute of Historical Research, University of London / Department of History, King's College London
Paper 703-aThe Doubtful Manuscript Evidence for Wulfstan’s Institutes of Polity as 'a Text’
(Language: English)
Jay Paul Gates, Department of English, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York
Index terms: Administration, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Political Thought
Paper 703-bFlexibility, Form, and Function: The Versatility of Archbishop Wulfstan’s Institutes of Polity
(Language: English)
Sam Holmes, School of History, University of East Anglia
Index terms: Manuscripts and Palaeography, Political Thought
Paper 703-cMultispectral Imaging and Medieval Writs
(Language: English)
Arendse Lund, Department of English, University College London
Index terms: Administration, Language and Literature - Old English, Manuscripts and Palaeography

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, and a successful inaugural year at the 2019 Leeds IMC, this session seeks to continue that work and the dialogue on this dynamic topic.