oa Fundamina : A Journal of Legal History - The birth of Danish legal science in the 16th and 17th centuries

Volume 2002 Number 8
  • ISSN : 1021-545X
  • E-ISSN: 2411-7870



Extracted from text ... _ THE BIRTH OF DANISH LEGAL SCIENCE IN THE 16th AND 17th CENTURIES Ditlev Tamm (University of Copenhagen) Danish legal science has no birth certificate. Legal studies have been undertaken in Denmark since the foundation of the University of Copenhagen in 1479 and before that time Danish students are known to have studied law at foreign universities. However, the only legal treatise from the Middle Ages is a 15th century commentary made by the later bishop of Viborg, Knud Mikkelsen (d. ca. 1480), on the law of Jutland from 1241: Quedam breves exposiciones et legum et iurium concordantie et ..

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