Cartulary chronicles and legal texts
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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 …

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Dunphy, Graeme, “Cartulary chronicles and legal texts”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 18 November 2018 <>
First published online: 2016

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