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LAWS OF THE EARLIEST ENGLISH KINGS

Attenborough, F.L. (Editor and Translator)


Item #: 59445

Pages: xi, 256 pp.
Published: Cambridge; University Press; 1922.

Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY, LEGAL HISTORY

The most impressive contribution to the bibliography ofAnglo-Saxon legal sources since Thorpe and Liebermann, thisedition contains the texts of the Kentish laws, the laws ofIne and Alfred the Great, treaties with the Danes, and thelaws of Edward the Elder and Aethelstan. The texts are inAnglo-Saxon with English translations. (Latin texts are usedif the Anglo-Saxon originals were lost.) "Mr. Attenboroughhas done a very useful work in providing a criticaltranslation of the Anglo-Saxon dooms for English-speakingstudents who are unable, or do not go far enough to find itneedful, to make use of Liebermann's great and apparentlyfinal edition. Frederick Pollock, Law Quarterly Review38 (1922) 511.Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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