Har Katherine, The legacy of the Anglo-Norman legal treatise in the Leges Anglorum Londoniis collectae, (dir. G. Garnett, University of Oxford)
En cours depuis 2012/In preparation since 2012
My thesis work looks at legal writing in twelfth- and early thirteenth-century England by examining the earliest extant recension of the Leges Anglorum Londoniis collectae, an early thirteenth-century legal compilation from London. This study situates private legal writing from this period within the framework of contemporaneous developments in legal ideology, education, and culture to consider its role in the overall development of the English legal system. It explores how London-specific concerns are reflected in the compilation to assess the extent to which such concerns mirror those of English urban centres generally and those across the whole kingdom. The thesis also examinse concepts of law depicted in the manuscript in relation to other legal texts written during this period and to depictions in narrative and diplomatic sources.