World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Lex Alamannorum

Article Id: WHEBN0005462408
Reproduction Date:

Title: Lex Alamannorum  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Ancient Germanic law, Constitution, Duchy of Alsace, Lantfrid, Trial by combat
Collection: 7Th-Century Books, 8Th-Century Books, Alamanni, Germanic Legal Codes, Trials by Combat
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Lex Alamannorum

The terms Lex Alamannorum and Pactus Alamannorum refer to two early medieval law codes of the Alamanni. They were first edited in parts in 1530 by Johannes Sichard in Basel.

Contents

  • Pactus Alamannorum 1
  • Lex Alamannorum 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Pactus Alamannorum

The Pactus Alamannorum or Pactus legis Alamannorum is the older of the two codes, dating to the early 7th century. It is preserved in a single manuscript of the 9th to 10th century.

Lex Alamannorum

The Lex Alamannorum is preserved in some 50 manuscripts dating to between the 8th and 12th centuries. The text's first redaction is ascribed to the Alamannic duke Lantfrid in ca. 730. It is divided into clerical law, ducal law and popular law.

Chapter 3.1 treats church asylum: no fugitive seeking refuge in a church should be removed by force, or be killed within the church. Instead, the pursuers should assure the priest that the fugitive's guilt is forgiven. In 3.3, penalties for the violation of the asylum are set at 36 solidi to be paid to the church and an additional 40 solidi to be paid to the authorities for violation of the law.

Chapter 56.1 regulates penalties for violence towards women. If someone uncovers the head of a free, unmarried woman, he is fined 6 solidi. If he lifts her dress so that her genitals or her buttocks become visible, he is fined 12 solidi. If he rapes her, he is fined 40 solidi. 56.2 doubles these penalties if the victim is a married woman.

See also

References

  • Clausdieter Schott: Lex Alamannorum - Gesetz und Verfassung der Alemannen (facsimile), Augsburg 1997
  • Johannes Merkel, Leges Alamannorum, Bayerische StaatsBibliothek 1863

External links

  • websiteBibliotheca legum regni Francorum manuscripta and its manuscript tradition on the Lex AlamannorumInformation on the , A database on Carolingian secular law texts (Karl Ubl, Cologne University, Germany, 2012).
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.