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Institute of Legal and Constitutional Research

Medieval Law and Its Practice

This series looks at the literature (latin and vernacular, church and secular) of law, as well as legal practice and its context in Europe from Justinian in the 6th century down to the 1560s. It provides a forum for interdisciplinary scholarly work– original monographs, article collections, editions of primary sources, translations – in the fields of the history of law, historical anthropology, social/cultural history, material culture (sumptuary laws), political and economic history, church history, dispute theory and history of rhetoric, aiming to build a bridge between the history of law and other fields in medieval studies. It will accept studies on Roman and canon law, English common law, Continental customary law, and Jewish and Islamic law. This peer-reviewed book series has as its focus the authors and the Latin and vernacular literatures of the Middle Ages and Renaissance (ca. 6th through 16th centuries), including those less common literatures that arose within the European cultural sphere. Volumes include original scholarly monographs, article collections, as well as editions of primary sources, and translations.

For a list of titles in the series, and for details on making proposals for submissions to it, see Brill.