Pictures in the Law

Research report (imported) 2007 - Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory

Dölemeyer, Barbara; Härter, Karl; Stolleis, Michael; Vec, Milo¿; Vismann, Cornelia
Europäische Rechtsgeschichte (Neuzeit; Öffentliches Recht, Rechtswissenschaftsgeschichte) (Prof. Dr. Michael Stolleis)
MPI für europäische Rechtsgeschichte, Frankfurt/Main
Illustrations or pictures have many functions for the law. They may serve as sources for legal history. They act as mnemonics in legal education and instruction. In legal practice they are used to identify delinquents, or to create publicity. The project’s research on the use of images in a legal context shows that law was at no time based entirely on texts.

For the full text, see the German version.

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