Cartulary chronicles and legal texts(2,403 words)

Graeme Dunphy

1. History and law; 2. Chronicles in Legal Manuscripts; 3. Cartulary Chronicles; 4. Chronicles establishing precedents

1. History and law

Of all the forms of functional literature prevalent in the European Middle Ages, legal texts are among the oldest, the most frequently transmitted, and probably of the greatest consequence to the everyday lives of people of all social stations. Legal texts form a relatively diverse body of literature, ranging from the Latin treatises and codifications of the legal scholar to the …

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Graeme Dunphy. "Cartulary chronicles and legal texts." Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle. Edited by: Graeme Dunphy. Brill Online, 2014. Reference. 25 October 2014 <>
First appeared online: 2012
First Print Edition: isbn: 9789004184640, 20101111

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