Research of the last decades has shown that the question of what was “the law” in the Carolingian Empire is not to be answered clearly.

The database aims at providing an overview on the legal knowledge that existed in the Francia. To achieve that, the project records all law codes which were copied there during the Carolingian period.

The conventional titles of the law codes very often vary from the ones used in the rubrics and incipits of the manuscripts. To prevent confusion we make use of the titles applied by Mordek in his Bibliotheca (Mordek 1995).

“Corpus Iuris Civilis” Codex Theodosianus Constitutiones Sirmondianae
Edictum Theoderici Epitome Iuliani Excerpta de libris Romanorum et Francorum
Smaller Collections Leges Langobardorum Leges novellae
Leges Visigothorum Lex Alamannorum Lex Baiuvariorum
Lex Burgundionum Lex Francorum Chamavorum Lex Frisionum
Lex Ribuaria Lex Romana Burgundionum Lex Romana canonice compta
Lex Romana Curiensis Lex Romana Visigothorum and Epitomae Lex Salica
Lex Saxonum Lex Suavorum Lex Thuringorum

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