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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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Angela
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...
Dan
Excellent for historical reference, not much for average reader.
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