Image List Introduction * Barbarian Laws in Context * Process and Procedure * The Head * Torso, Arms and Legs * Hands and Feet * Insult and Injury * Gender Differentiation * Assault by Rant * Summary Conclusion Appendices Bibliography
Few scholars have the range or expertise to integrate historical, literary, and linguistic evidence as successfully as Lisi Oliver. She has done an important service to historians with The Body Legal in Barbarian Law which provides a rich, erudite argument for how local practice can be understood within the context of broader, cross-cultural trends and customs. This significant contribution to our understanding of medieval law will reframe the debate on many controversial topics in early legal history. -- Andrew Rabin, Department of English, University of Louisville
Lisi Oliver is Greater Houston Alumni Chapter Endowed Alumni Professor in the Department of English at Louisiana State University.
'Intriguing book...The Body Legal in Barbarian Law is like an (unmutilated)body itself: pleasingly structured on the outside and hiding a lot of intricate workings under the skin.' -- Matthias Ammon TOEBI(Teachers of Old English in Britain & Ireland), vol 29:2012