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13 Oct 16

Jennifer R. Davis is an associate professor of history and director of graduate studies at the Catholic University of America and the John P. Birkelund Fellow at the Academy in fall 2016. In her Academy project, “Per capitularios nostros: Law and its Uses in the Frankish Kingdoms,” Davis turns her attention to the invention of the capitularies, a form of royal law created by the Merovingian Franks. Using manuscript evidence, she examines how these legal sources – a new genre of law in the post-Roman period – were transformed from the sixth to the twelfth centuries.

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