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The Burgundian Code: Book of Constitutions or Law of Gundobad; Additional Enactments
Gives the reader a portrayal of the social institutions of a Germanic people far richer and more exhaustive than any other available source.-from the Foreword, by Edward Peters From the bloody clashes of the third and fourth centuries there emerged a society that was neither Roman nor Burgundian, but a compound of both. The Burgundian Code offers historians and anthropolog ...more
Paperback, 106 pages
Published January 1st 1972 by University of Pennsylvania Press
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My favorite part of the book which I also found hilarious was on page 84. XCVII If anyone shall presume to steal a hound, or a hunting dog, or a running dog, we order that he be compelled to kiss the posterior of that dog publicly in the presence of all the people...