Laws of Early Iceland

Gragas I

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


The laws of Medieval 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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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.

University of Manitoba Press is grateful for the support it receives for its publishing program from the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund; the Canada Council for the Arts; the Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage, and Tourism; the Manitoba Arts Council; and the Aid to Scholarly Publishing Programme.