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The Code of King Magnus Lawmender

<I>The Code of King Magnus Lawmender</I>

During the years 1274 -1276 the code of King Magnus the Lawmender was enacted throughout the Norwegian legislative assemblies, thus giving Norway a common code of laws which applied to the country as a whole. In Europe, Iceland is the only other country where a common legal code has been in force for such a long period of time. The men of the law and the most important civil servants possessed han…