"Places the Lombard laws in their historical context, showing the importance of barbarian codes, the development of the Lombard policy and society in the early Middle Ages, and the use of laws as sources for these topics. . . . The translation is excellent."—ChoiceHere presented for the first time in English are the law codes of the Lombard kings who ruled Italy from the sixth to the eighth centuries. The documents afford unparalleled insight into the structure and values of Germanic society.
Katherine Fischer Drew is Lynette S. Autrey Professor of History Emerita at Rice University and is translator of The Burgundian Code, also available from the University of Pennsylvania Press.