24 jul. 2018

Lenguaje y traducción juridica medievales

Law and Language in the Middle Ages
Matthew McHaffie. Jenny Benham and Helle Vogt (eds.)
Leiden/London: Brill (Series: Medieval Law and Its Practice, 25), 2018, 352 pp.
ISBN: 9789004375765

Law and Language in the Middle Ages investigates the encounter between law and legal practice from the linguistic perspective. The essays explore how legal language expresses and advances power relations, along with the ways in which the language of law legitimates power. The wide geographical and chronological scope showcases how power, legitimacy and language interact, moving the discussion beyond traditional issues of identity or the formation of nation-states and their institutions. What emerges are different strategies reflective of the diverse and pluralistic political, legal, and cultural worlds of the Middle Ages.


Matthew McHaffie. Jenny Benham and Helle Vogt

Translation and Interpretation of Law

Why Laws were Translated in Medieval England: Access, Authority, and Authenticity
Bruce O’Brien

Translating Justinian: Transmitting and Transforming Roman Law in the Middle Ages
Ada Maria Kuskowski

Leges Iutorum: The Medieval Latin Translation of the Law of Jutland
Michael H. Gelting

The Languages and Registers of Law in Medieval Ireland and Wales
Paul Russell

The Languages of Legal Practice and Documentary Culture

Latin and the Vernacular in Medieval Legal Documents: The Case of DenmarK
Anders Leegaard Knudsen  

Between the Language of Law and the Language of Justice: The Use of Formulas in Portuguese Dispute Texts (Tenth and Eleventh Centuries)
André Evangelista Marques

The Dangers of Using Latin Texts for the Study of Customary Law: The Example of Flemish Feudal Law during the High Middle Ages
Dirk Heirbaut

Sources of Legal Language: The Development of Warranty Clauses in Western France, ca.1030–ca.1240
Matthew McHaffie

Methodology, Interaction, and Language

Law and Language in the Leges Barbarorum: A Database Project on the Vernacular Vocabulary in Medieval Manuscripts
Anette Kremer and Vincenz Schwab

‘And Since We are No Lawyers, We Will Void the Lawsuit with Battle Axes’! Voiding a Lawsuit in Old Icelandic Procedural Law
Werner Schäfke

Biblical Analogues for Early Anglo-Saxon Law
Carole Hough

Jenny Benham is a Lecturer in Medieval History at Cardiff University. Her publications include Peacemaking in the Middle Ages: Principles and Practice (Manchester, 2011) and numerous articles on various aspects of law and diplomatic practice in the period 800-1250.

Matthew McHaffie completed his Ph.D. on ‘Power, Lordship, and Landholding in Anjou, c.1000–c.1150’ in 2014, and is currently a researcher at King’s College London. He has published on law and lordship in France in the central Middle Ages.

Helle Vogt is a Professor in Legal History at the University of Copenhagen. Her publications include The Function of Kinship in Medieval Nordic Legislation (Leiden, 2010) and numerous articles on aspects of Nordic legal history.

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