A Valuable Companion To Liebermann's Gesetze der Angelsachsen Schmid, Rheinhold, Editor and Translator. Die Gesetze der Angelsachsen, In der Ursprache mit Uebersetzung, Erlauterungen und Einem Antiquarischen Glossar. Originally published: Leipzig: Brockhaus, 1858. lxxxiii, 680 pp. Anglo-Saxon texts and parallel German and Latin texts on facing leaves. Reprinted 2009 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584779483; ISBN-10: 1584779489. Hardcover. New. $39.95 * Reprint of the second and final edition. Though superseded in certain respects by Liebermann's edition, Schmid's remains important. Its elaborate Antiquarischen Glossar is unsurpassed, and his interpretation of certain passages is often better. Comparison between the two is illuminating. "Since the sixteenth-century awakening of interest in the sources of European legal history the laws of the Anglo-Saxons have had many editors. Rheinhold Schmid's "Gesetze der Angelsachsen" won high praise from Konrad von Maurer and from Liebermann himself, and is a valuable contribution to legal and constitutional history. (...) While it is now universally recognized that Liebermann's edition is, on the whole, far superior...scholars can ill afford...to neglect the work of Liebermann's great predecessor. Gierke, in private conversation, took this view. It is the view of many students of the early periods of English legal history.": Hazeltine, "Felix Liebermann," Law Quarterly Review 42 (1926) 99.
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