Medieval Legislation and Modernity after 1850

Social Governance Through Legislation

Medieval legislation, or law books from the Middle Ages, saw a long history of impact throughout pre-modern times. However, references to medieval legal texts were often kept in the modern era also, in some regions particularly strongly. What did medieval legislations mean to modern interpreters? This conference focuses in a comparative manner on the many national or territorial approaches on the relationship between medieval legislations seen together.

For a full expose of the idea behind the conference, see here (PDF) >


Programme will become available closer to the conference.


Interested in this event?

Contact professor Johannes Liebrecht, University of Zurich, or professor Dag Michalsen, University of Oslo.


See also:

Website of the Research Group for Law, Society and Historical Change at the Faculty of Law at the University of Oslo >