CFP: Law and Literature in Anglo-Saxon England (9/15/05; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Rabin
contact email: 
asrabin@uchicago.edu

CFP: LAW AND LEGAL CULTURE IN ANGLO-SAXON ENGLAND, a
sponsored session at the 41st Annual International Congress
on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo MI

Sponsored by the University of Chicago Medieval Workshop

The goal of this session is to bring together papers that
examine the role, function, and influence of law in Anglo-
Saxon culture. Though historians of the Common Law often
emphasize the “primitiveness” of preconquest law, the
purpose of this session is to counteract that depiction by
emphasizing the complexity and pervasiveness of preconquest
legal culture. We invite papers concerning concerning any
aspect of Old English law, including royal legislation,
surviving case records, writs and charters, connections
between religious and secular law, and the relationship
between law and literature. We hope that the
interdisciplinary focus of this session will contribute to a
more complete, nuanced understanding of the scope and
sophistication of legal influence on preconquest culture.

For questions or abstract submissions, please contact Andrew
Rabin at asrabin_at_uchicago.edu

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