Project Status: Ongoing

The Bibliotheca legum regni Francorum manuscripta aspires to do so with a focus on the legal knowledge that was disseminated in the Frankish Kingdom. The website presents descriptions of manuscripts which contain the so-called leges or barbarian law-codes. At present, 327 short descriptions are available. In addition to that, the database also provides contextualizing informations and tries – for example by means of a comprehensive bibliography – to represent the current state of research as complete as possible. External resources like online catalogues and digital images are also included.

[website is in German with an option to display in English]


Resource details:

Resource Type: CatalogSearchable Database

License: Creative CommonsNo Fee

Modern Language: EnglishGerman

Medieval content details:

Dates: 400 - 1599

Subject: Civil LawCrimeLawReligious Law

Type/Genre of Medieval Primary Source Material: Legal CodesTextual Evidence

Geopolitical Region: EuropeFrance

Original Language: Latin