Law and Order in Middle Earth

Presented by Dan Halloran.

The modern American justice system has evolved over thousands of years, to become what it is today. With the approaching millennium upon us, this article attempts to trace the history of law, for the last 2000 years. From its earliest pagan roots to modern times, the law has undergone many changes. However, as the workshop will show, certain rights are fundamental to the system itself, and they have endured the test of time. It will concentrate on the central role the Germanic Thing system played in the origins and development of the modern adversarial system of justice in the Anglo-American world. t will also deal with the Germanic God of Law, Tyr.

















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