Historische und archäologische Annäherungen.
Caspar Ehlers, Holger Grewe (Ed.)
Studien zur europäischen Rechtsgeschichte 323. Rechtsräume 4
Frankfurt am Main: Klostermann 2020. X, 336 p.
The development of normative orders in the secular as well as the ecclesiastical sphere can be analysed either as a new configuration of legal constellations or as the modification of existing ones. The studies in this richly illustrated edited volume trace the dynamic changes caused by the spatial, linguistic and cultural translation of norms and practices. Archaeologists, natural scientists and historians examine processes whose analysis requires interdisciplinary and transnational approaches as well as diachronic comparison. The range of topics stretches from the study of ‘ancient DNA’ in the archaeological context to the historiographical (re-)construction of identities and the examination of the relationship between topography and rule in the European early and High Middles Ages.