Project Status: Complete
Early English Laws Online has as its goal the publication in print and translation of all English legal codes up to Magna Carta in 1215. Currently, the project has digitized and indexed a number of legal texts from the period in Latin, Old French, and Old English. One can search by text name, abbreviation, category, or by the king under whose reign the laws were written. Likewise, one can view catalog data and links to other repositories containing manuscripts of the legal codes. A few of these manuscripts have images that can be viewed in the site’s manuscript viewer.
The project also contains a bibliography on English law, a glossary, contextual essays, and links to other related projects.
Resource Type: Bibliography, Catalog, Dictionary/Glossary, Images, Manuscripts/Facsimiles, Text: Medieval, Text: Modern
License: Must provide credit, No Fee
Modern Language: English
Language of Modern Translation: English
Medieval content details:
Dates: 600 - 1215
Subject: Civil Law, Crime, Early English Studies, Early Germanic Peoples, Early Medieval England, History, Law, Political Thought, Religious Law
Type/Genre of Medieval Primary Source Material: Art and Artifacts, Legal Codes, Legislation, Manuscripts, Material Evidence, Textual Evidence
Geopolitical Region: British Isles and Ireland, England, Europe, Wales
Original Language: Anglo-Norman, English, French, Latin, Middle English, Old English, Old French (12-13C)