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The body legal in barbarian law

Author: Lisi Oliver
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo, NY : University of Toronto Press, ©2011.
Series: Toronto Anglo-Saxon series, 9.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The sixth to ninth centuries saw a flowering of written laws among the early Germanic tribes. These laws include tables of fines for personal injury, designed to offer a legal, non-violent alternative to blood feud. Using these personal injury tariffs, The Body Legal in Barbarian Law examines a variety of issues, including the interrelationships between victims, perpetrators, and their families; the causes and
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lisi Oliver
ISBN: 9780802097064 0802097065
OCLC Number: 671530722
Description: xv, 304 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Barbarian Laws in Context --
Process and Procedure --
The Head --
Torso, Arms and Legs --
Hands and Feet --
Insult and Injury --
Assaults against Women --
Assaults According to Rank (Nobles and King's Servants, Freedmen, Slaves, Clerics, Foreigners) --
Summary: a Review of What Personal Injury Tariffs Have Told Us about Transmission of Law.
Series Title: Toronto Anglo-Saxon series, 9.
Responsibility: Lisi Oliver.
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'Intriguing book...The Body Legal in Barbarian Law is like an (unmutilated)body itself: pleasingly structured on the outside and hiding a lot of intricate workings under the skin.' -- Matthias Ammon Read more...

 
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