Law of Iceland
Prior to 1262 the law-code was Grágás.
The Althing was suspended in 1799, and re-established in 1845 as an advisory body of the Danish king and from 1874 as a legislative body.
Uses of old laws
Old laws are still quoted, the 13th century law of Grágás was used in a case in 2017 regarding an injury caused during a friendly fight.
- Jana K Schulman, The Laws of Later Iceland: Jónsbók: The Icelandic Text According to MS AM 351 fol. Skálholtsbók eldri. With an English Translation, Introduction and Notes (2010) ISBN 978-3-922441-82-3.
- Hans Fix: Wortschatz der Jónsbók. Lang, Frankfurt am Main/Bern/New York 1984, ISBN 3-8204-5204-4.
- "13th century body of law used in case against MMA fighter". Iceland Monitor. 12 April 2017.
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- Read in Jónsbók
- Icelandic manuscripts; John Rylands Library (MSS. Icel. 2-5 are copies of the Jónsbók)
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