Forgery and the Literacy of the Early Common Law
“Forgery and the Literacy of the Early Common Law.” Albion 27 (Spring 1995): 1-18
From Mordor to Murdrum
“From Morðor to Murdrum: The Preconquest Origin and Norman Revival of the Murder Fine.” Speculum 71 (April 1996): 321-57.
Entries on F. W. Maitland, T. F. T. Plucknett, T. F. Tout, Nennius, and Sigebert of Gembloux
“Maitland, Frederic William (1850-1906),” “Plucknett, Theodore Frank Thomas (1897-1965),” “Tout, Thomas Frederick (1855-1929),” “Nennius (fl. 769) Welsh Antiquary,” and “Sigebert of Gembloux (c.1030-1112),” in A Global Encyclopedia of Historical Writing. Ed. Daniel R. Woolf. 2 vols. New York: Garland, 1998.
The Becket Conflict and the Invention of the Myth of Lex non scripta
“The Becket Conflict and the Invention of the Myth of Lex non scripta.” In Learning the Law: Teaching and the Transmission of Law in England, 1150-1900. Ed. Jonathan Bush and Alan Wijffels, 1-14. London: Hambledon Press, 1999.
The Instituta Cnuti and the Translation of English Law
“The Instituta Cnuti and the Translation of English Law.” Anglo-Norman Studies 25 (2003): 177-97.
R.. W. Southern, John Boswell, and the Sexuality of Anselm
“R. W. Southern, John Boswell, and the Sexuality of Anselm.” In The Boswell Thesis: Essays on Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality, ed. Mathew Kuefler, 167–78. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 2006.
Legal Treatises as Perceptions of Law in Stephen's Reign
“Legal Treatises as Perceptions of Law in Stephen’s Reign.” In King Stephen’s Reign (1135–1154), ed. Paul Dalton and Graeme White, 182–95. Woodbridge: Boydell, 2008.
“Anglo-Saxon Law.” In The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History. 6 vols. Ed. Stanley N. Katz, 1:177–84. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.
Forgers of Law and Their Readers
“Forgers of Law and Their Readers: The Crafting of English Political Identities between the Norman Conquest and the Magna Carta.” PS 43 (July 2010): 1–7.
Authority and Community
“Authority and Community.” In A Social History of England, 900–1200, ed. Julia Crick and E. van Houts, 76–97. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Translating Technical Terms in Law-Codes from Alfred to the Angevins
“Translating Technical Terms in Law-Codes from Alfred to the Angevins.” In Conceptualizing Multilingualism in England, 800–1250. Edited by Elizabeth Tyler, 57–76. Turnhout: Brepols, 2011.
An English Book of Laws from the Time of Glanvill
“An English Book of Laws from the Time of Glanvill.” In Laws, Lawyers and Texts: Studies in Medieval Legal History in Honour of Paul Brand. Edited by S. Jenks, J. Rose, and C. Whittick, 51–67. Leiden: Brill, 2012.
Hearing and Seeing, Remembering and Writing: 'From Memory to Written Record' across the Continet
“Hearing and seeing, remembering and writing: From Memory to Written Record across the Norman conquest,” invited paper given at ‘A Colloquium to Mark the Publication of the 3rd Edition of From Memory to Written Record, by Michael Clanchy.’ King’s College London, Weston Room, Maughan Library, Chancery Lane, London, Tuesday 14 May 2013. This is not a formally published article, but rather the text of a paper I read for the above-mentioned occasion. A number of people have found it useful, so I include it here.
Pre-conquest Laws and Legislators in the Twelfth Century
“Pre-Conquest Laws and Legislators in the Twelfth Century.” In The Long Twelfth-Century View of the Anglo-Saxon Past. Edited by Martin Brett and David Woodman, 229–72. Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2015.
Textus Roffensis: An Introduction
“Textus Roffensis: An Introduction.” In Textus Roffensis: Law, Language and Libraries in Early Medieval England. Ed. by Bruce O'Brien and Barbara Bombi, 1–16. Turnhout: Brepols, 2015. This offprint also includes all of the front matter from the volume (table of contents, acknowledgements, etc.).
The Leis Willelme
“The Leis Willelme,” in The Encyclopedia of British Medieval Literature. Ed. by Siân Echard and Richard Rouse. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2017.
Why Laws Were Translated in Medieval England
"Why Laws Were Translated in Medieval England: Access, Authority, and Authenticity." in Law and Language in the Middle Ages. Edited by Jenny Benham, Matt McHaffie, and Helle Vogt, 11-29. Brill, 2018.
“Justice.” In High Medieval: Literary Cultures in England. Ed. by Elizabeth M. Tyler and Jocelyn Wogan-Browne. Oxford Twenty-First Century Approaches. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2019-20 (anticipated).
Conquest and the Law
“Conquest and the Law.” In Conquest, 1016, 1066 [working title], ed. by Laura Ashe and Sarah Foote. Volume under review.