Bibliotheca Legum

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  • Karl Ubl


The Bibliotheca legum project, a database of Carolingian secular law texts, is intended to provide an overview of the handwritten production of secular law texts and thus of the legal knowledge widespread in the medieval Frankish Empire. Not only codifications or legal codes that were valid in the Francia are included, but also all secular law texts copied there during this period. Therefor, descriptions of manuscripts (> 320) containing the so-called leges are presented on the website. In addition, the database also offers contextualizing information and tries – for example by means of a comprehensive bibliography – to present the current state of research as completely as possible. External resources such as online catalogues and digital images are also included.