Legal-Archaeological Collection of Karl von Amira
The pages present the comprehensively digitised image material of the legal-archaeological collection of Karl von Amira, with most different representations of legal content, such as court scenes, punishments, trials by ordeal and oaths.
The legal-archaeological collection consists of approximately 1,900 different image bases, such as manual drawings, copperplate prints, photographs, etchings, postcards, watercolours and blueprints. The number of original, contemporary images (about 500 sheets) is substantial. The collection forms part of the unedited papers of the legal historian and founder of the discipline of legal archaeology, Karl von Amira, and is held by the Leopold Wenger Institute in Munich today.
Making this collection available is also intended as a replacement of the atlas of legal archaeology, which Karl von Amira planned to compile on the basis of this collection of images, but which was never finished. The numbers visible on the sheets were added by Karl von Amira himself and refer to the planned atlas. The collection thus represents source material on the one hand, but also a scientific-historical document on the other hand.
The sheets of the collection are arranged according to topic and distributed in 103 folders. The material was catalogued with the aid of a database, enabling the user to search for specific items within the collection.
Realised in cooperation with: Ludwig-Maximilians Universität, München - Leopold-Wenger Institut für Rechtsgeschichte