*The MNLD is now known as the LMNL (A Lexicon of Medieval Nordic Law). For the most up-to-date details, visit the LMNL website

The Medieval Nordic Legal Dictionary (MNLD) was a ongoing project hosted by The Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism at the University of Stockholm from 2014 until 2017. A general description of the project is available on the University MNLD Website. Generous funding has been provided by The Swedish Research Council for the creation of a dictionary of legal terminology used in the Nordic lands during the Middle Ages.

MNLD is a part of the Medieval Nordic Laws (MNL) project based at the University of Aberdeen.

Project Members

Stefan Brink email
Inger Larsson email
Ulrika Djärv email
Jeffrey Love email
Christine Peel email
Erik Simensen email

Selected Publications

  • Brink, Stefan. 2012. Vikingarnas slavar. Stockholm: Atlantis.
  • Brink, Stefan & Lisa Collinson, ed. 2014. New Approaches to Early Law in Scandinavia. Turnhout: Brepols.
  • Djärv, Ulrika. 2009. Fornsvenskans lexikala kodifiering i Söderwalls medeltidsordbok. Diss. U. Stockholm. Uppsala: Svenska fornskriftsällskapet.
  • Larsson, Inger. 2010. ‘The Role of the Swedish Lawman in the Spread of Lay Literacy’. In: Along the Oral-Written Continuum. Types of Texts, Relations and their Implications. Ed. Slávica Rankovic. Turnhout: Brepols, 411-427.
  • Larsson, Inger. 2010. ‘Diplom – det medeltida brevet’. In: Den medeltida skriftkulturen i Sverige: Genrer och texter. Ed. Inger Larsson et al. Stockholm: Runica et mediaevalia, 123-146.
  • Larsson, Inger. 2014. ‘Producing, Using, and Keeping Records in Medieval Swedish Towns’. In: Writing and the Administration of Medieval Towns: Medieval Urban Literacy I. Ed. Marco Mostert and Anna Adamska. Turnhout: Brepols, 13-30.
  • Peel, Christine, ed. and trans. 1999. Guta saga: The History of the Gotlanders. London: Viking Society for Northern Research.
  • Peel, Christine, trans. 2009. Guta lag: The Law of the Gotlanders. London: Viking Society for Northern Research.
  • Peel, Christine, trans. 2015.Guta Lag and Guta Saga: The Law and History of the Gotlanders. Abingdon: Routledge.
  • Simensen, Erik, Leiv Heggstad and Finn Hødnebø, eds. 2012. Norrøn ordbok. 5th ed. Oslo: Det norske samlaget.

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