Laws of Early Iceland, Gragas II

Andrew Dennis (Translator), Peter Foote (Translator), Richard Perkins (Translator)

The laws of Mediaeval Iceland provide detailed and fascinating insight into the society that produced the Icelandic sagas. Known collectively as Gragas (Greygoose), this great legal code offers a wealth of information about early European legal systems and the society of the Middles Ages. This first translation of Gragas is in two volumes.

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“An amazing social document … that is the blueprint for an unprecedented social experiment. … An example of scholarship of the highest order.”

– American Journal of Legal History

About the Authors

Andrew Dennis has taught English at the University of Iceland and both English and Law at the University of Canterbury, Chirstchurch, where he is at present Senior Lecturer in Law.

Peter Foote is Professor of Old Icelandic at University College London.

Book Details

  • Laws of Early Iceland, Gragas II
  • Andrew Dennis (Translator), Peter Foote (Translator), Richard Perkins (Translator)
  • Published November 2000, 453 pages
  • Cloth, ISBN: 9780887551581, 6 × 9, $74.95
  • Topic(s): Icelandic Studies
  • Part of the U of M Press series: U of M Icelandic Series

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