Audun and the Polar Bear

Luck, Law, and Largesse in a Medieval Tale of Risky Business

William Ian Miller

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€103,00
$137.00
ISBN13: 
9789004168114
E-ISBN: 
9789047443445
Publication Year: 
2008
Format: 
Hardback
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Pages, Illustr.: 
xii, 156 pp.
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ISSN: 
1873-8176
Volume: 
1

William Ian Miller

Audun’s Story tells of an Icelandic farmhand who buys a polar bear in Greenland and gives it to the Danish king. It is a subtle tale of complex social action worthy of the fine anthropological writing on gift-exchange; its treatment of face-to-face interaction a match for Erving Goffman.
Format: 
Paperback
ISBN: 
9789004271937
Expected: 
June 2014

Edited by Wendy J. Turner, Georgia Regents University and Sara M. Butler, Loyola University New Orleans

The scholarly collection of Medicine and the Law in the Middle Ages examines connections between doctors, lawyers, laws, regulations, professionalization, administration, literature, hagiography and health from an international perspective.
Series: 
Volume: 
17
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004269064
Publication date: 
March 2014

Edited by Kim Esmark, University of Roskilde, Lars Hermanson, University of Gothenburg, Hans Jacob Orning, University of Oslo and Helle Vogt, University of Copenhagen

The book discusses how conflicts were handled in medieval Scandinavia. Using practice as analytical concept, the authors explore law and litigation in conjunction with non-formal legal proceedings such as out-of-court mediation, rituals, emotional posturing, and feuding.
Series: 
Volume: 
16
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004243675
Publication date: 
September 2013

Thomas K. Heebøll-Holm, University of Copenhagen

In Ports, Piracy, and Maritime War Thomas K. Heebøll-Holm presents a study of maritime predation in English and French waters around the year 1300. Heebøll-Holm shows that piracy was often part of private wars between English, French, and Gascon ports and mariners, occupying a liminal...
Series: 
Volume: 
15
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004235700
Publication date: 
May 2013

Edited by Richard W. Kaeuper University of Rochester, with the assistance of Paul Dingman and Peter Sposato.

How law and governance operated in Medieval England—and whether contemporaries saw justice in its operations—have long generated scholarly discussions. Thirteen scholars, established and younger figures, historians and literary analysts, offer their new views in this volume.
Series: 
Volume: 
14
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004235908
Publication date: 
January 2013

Edited by Susanne Jenks, Jonathan Rose and Christopher Whittick

This book focuses on medieval legal history. The essays discuss the birth of the Common Law, the interaction between systems of law, the evolution of the legal profession, and the operation and procedures of the Common Law in England. All these factors will ensure a warm reception of the volume...
Series: 
Volume: 
13
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004212480
Publication date: 
June 2012

Edited by Mia Korpiola

The book approaches medieval marriage law and custom from a comparative perspective. Although concentrating on source material from one region, some articles discuss the regionality and universality of matrimonial practices and norms. Others compare several regions.
Series: 
Volume: 
12
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004210486
Publication date: 
December 2011

Per Andersen

This book offers a comprehensive examination of how the Fourth Lateran Council’s prohibition against trial by ordeal was implemented in Danish secular law and how it required both a fundamental restructuring of legal procedure and an entirely different approach to jurisprudence in practice.
Series: 
Volume: 
11
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004204768
Publication date: 
May 2011

Sara Elin Roberts

Llawysgrif Pomffred is an edition of Peniarth 259B, a medieval Welsh law manuscript, nicknamed 'Pomffred' as it apparently spent some time at Pontefract. The manuscript presents a Cyfnerth-type text as well as a lengthy tail of additional, largely Marcher law.
Series: 
Volume: 
10
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004191372
Publication date: 
January 2011

Helle Vogt

In the Nordic medieval laws a new definition of kinship – a canonical one – was introduced, based on the Church’s incest prohibitions and the requirement to love your kin. It influences the rules for property transfer, inheritance, wergeld and marriage.
Series: 
Volume: 
9
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004189225
Publication date: 
September 2010

Edited by Stefan Jurasinski, Lisi Oliver and Andrew Rabin

This volume marks the centenary of Liebermann’s Die Gesetze der Angelsachsen (1903-1916) by bringing together essays by scholars specializing in medieval legal culture. The essays address not only Liebermann’s legacy, but also major issues in the study of early law.
Series: 
Volume: 
8
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004187566
Publication date: 
September 2010

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