“A Lexicon of Medieval Nordic Law” by Jeffrey Love, Inger Larsson, Ulrika Djärv, Christine Peel, and Erik Simensen has just been published open access and can be downladed for free here.
This volume is an indispensable resource for scholars and students of medieval Scandinavia. This polyglot dictionary draws on the vast and vibrant range of vernacular legal terminology found in medieval Scandinavian texts – terminology which yields valuable insights into the quotidian realities of crime and retribution; the processes, application and execution of laws; and the cultural and societal concerns underlying the development and promulgation of such laws.
Members of the Institute may be interested in the serial publication of a book by Don Herzog, who gave the Institute Annual Lecture in 2017: https://little-book-of-political-mistakes.pubpub.org/.
What does it mean to do constitutional history? And do constitutional lawyers and historians do constitutional history differently? These questions were asked by Janet McLean (Auckland) at the British Legal History Conference in St Andrews 2019 in her keynote lecture ‘Constitutional History, As History’. You can now watch it in full here! Other recordings from the BLHC 2019 can be found here.
We have another BLHC plenary lecture recording for you today! Ian Williams’ (University College, London) keynote “James VI and I, Rex et Iudex: One King as Judge in Two Kingdoms” now available to watch here:
Our next keynote lecture from the British Legal History Conference is Alice Taylor’s ‘What does Scotland’s Earliest Legal Tractate Actually Say (and What Does it Mean)?’, which you can watch here. More recordings from the BLHC 2019 can be found here.