Landslagsspråk och stadslagsspråk : stilhistoriska undersökningar i Kristoffers landslag

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis (monograph)


The thesis accounts for a comparison between the two different parts of The National Law of King Christopher (1442): the parts taken over from the older national law and the parts rewritten och new written. I also compare with those parts of The Urban Law of King Magnus Eriksson that are independent of the national law. The investigations concern legal case clauses, legal enactment modes, syntactic complexity, word order, vocabulary and alliteration and show that the new parts in most respects rather correspond stylistically with the urban law than with the older national law. Often these correspondencies have a more explicitly generalized style in common, but also foreign influence plays a major part.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Languages and Literature


  • urban law, law style, late old Swedish, national law
Original languageSwedish
Awarding Institution
Supervisors/Assistant supervisor
  • Kornhall, David, Supervisor, External person
  • Santesson, Lillemor, Supervisor, External person
Award date1997 Oct 24
  • Scandinavian Languages
Print ISBNs91-7966-440-7
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Publication categoryResearch

Bibliographic note

Defence details Date: 1997-10-24 Time: 10:15 Place: Sal Kock, institutionen för nordiska språk, Lunds universitet External reviewer(s) Name: Wollin, Lars Title: Docent Affiliation: Uppsala universitet --- The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Swedish (015011001)