Research report 2007 - Max Planck Institute for European Legal History

Pictures in the Law

Dölemeyer, Barbara; Härter, Karl; Stolleis, Michael; Vec, Milo¿; Vismann, Cornelia

Europäische Rechtsgeschichte (Neuzeit; Öffentliches Recht, Rechtswissenschaftsgeschichte) (Prof. Dr. Michael Stolleis)
MPI für europäische Rechtsgeschichte, Frankfurt/Main

Illustrations or pictures have many functions for the law. They may serve as sources for legal history. They act as mnemonics in legal education and instruction. In legal practice they are used to identify delinquents, or to create publicity. The project’s research on the use of images in a legal context shows that law was at no time based entirely on texts.

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