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Uniform Title Sachsenspiegel. English.
Title The Saxon mirror : a Sachsenspiegel of the fourteenth century / translated by Maria Dobozy
Published Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999


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Description xi, 263 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series The Middle Ages series
Middle Ages series.
Summary The Sachsenspiegel, or Saxon Mirror, compiled in 1235 by Eike von Repgow, may be said to mark the beginning of vernacular German jurisprudence. For the first time, Maria Dobozy offers an English translation of this influential lawbook, the oldest and most important set of customary laws in the German language. The reception of the lawbook was vast. Extant in more than four hundred manuscripts, it was rapidly adapted as the paradigm for lawbooks in all the German territories, including the Netherlands, as well as in Poland, Ukraine, Hungary, and Bohemia. These codes of law became the standard for over three hundred years. The Sachsenspiegel contains a compilation of the legal practices at the time in Saxony, an ethnically mixed territory, and encompasses the legal customs and procedures that regulated the daily life of peasants and landlords. It is a multidimensional resource for anyone seeking insight into German and Central European culture
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Sachsenspiegel.
Law -- Germany -- Sources.
Author Dobozy, Maria.
LC no. 98051171
ISBN 0812234871