The Passing of the Frisians

Anthropography of Terpia

The Passing of the Frisians

The science of Anthropology has now arrived at a turning-point in its history. It is no longer a science of mere statistics and system atized data, but has become what it always professed to be, a branch of general biology. Therefore the present moment is espe dally fitted for looking back upon past achievement. Whoever casts a glance at the work of anthropological research in Holland, will probably feel some disappointment at themeagre results obtained, as compared with the immense amount of labour spent on the subject. Yet it is encouraging to remember that all pioneer-work requires great and prolonged exertion in preparing the ground, whereas perhaps only later generations will harvest the grain. What can be the reason that anthropological research in Hol land isstillso backward? Let us try to indicate some ofthe causes, and at the same time attempt to find means to insure greater success in future. Perhaps we shall be able to obtain good results with the old material.

The North and the Frisian Islands (Rough Guides Snapshot Netherlands)

The North and the Frisian Islands (Rough Guides Snapshot Netherlands)

The Rough Guide Snapshot to The North and the Frisian Islands is the ultimate travel guide to this fascinating part of the Netherlands. It leads you through the region with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from mud-flat walking to culture along the Museumroute Aldaerserf, and from scenic coastal cycleways to local brews. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best hotels, cafés, restaurants and bars, ensuring you make the most of your trip, whether passing through, staying for the weekend or longer. The Rough Guide Snapshot to The North and the Frisian Islands covers Leeuwarden, Franeker, Harlingen, Sneek, Bolsward, Makkum, Workum, Hindeloopen, Stavoren, Sloten, Dokkum, Moddergat, Wierum, the Frisian Islands, Groningen and Drenthe. Also included is the Basics section from the Rough Guide to The Netherlands, with all the practical information you need for travelling in and around the region, including transport, food, drink, costs and health. Also published as part of the Rough Guide to The Netherlands. The Rough Guide Snapshot to The North and the Frisian Islands is equivalent to 62 printed pages.

Aspects of Old Frisian Philology.

Aspects of Old Frisian Philology.


The Frisians

A Xenophobe's Guide

The Frisians


An Introduction to Old Frisian

History, Grammar, Reader, Glossary

An Introduction to Old Frisian

This is the first text book to offer a comprehensive approach to Old Frisian and includes a history of the Frisians during the Middle Ages, their society and literary culture. Covered are the phonology, morphology, word formation and syntax of Old Frisian, with a chapter on Old Frisian dialects and one on problems regarding the periodization of Frisian and the close relationship between (Old) Frisian and (Old) English. Included is a reader with a representative selection of twenty-one texts with explanatory notes and a full glossary. A bibliography and a select index complete the book.

Advances in Old Frisian Philology

Advances in Old Frisian Philology

Like its two predecessors, Aspects of Old Frisian Philology (1990) and Approaches to Old Frisian Philology (1998), Advances in Old Frisian Philology combines contributions by specialists of medieval Frisian studies with papers by international specialists from adjacent fields who have been invited for the occasion to bring their expertise to the discipline of Old Frisian. Together, the diverse approaches considerably advance our knowledge of and insight into various aspects of Old Frisian philology.

Roman-Frisian law of the 17th and 18th century

Roman-Frisian law of the 17th and 18th century

This book deals with the foundations of legal practice in Friesland in the 17th and 18th century, specially with the way in which the Court of Friesland made use of the texts of the ius commune in it's judgements. With the help of the until now unexploited archives of the Frisian Court a selection of civil cases and legal opinions has been made which will not only interest the legal historian but the modern lawyer as well. Legal problems about for example minority, assignment, encumbrances, liability, sale, tort etc. are explained and discussed.The practical solutions of the Court based on Roman law texts taken from the Justinian Corpus Iuris Civilis enlarge the knowledge of the reader and his comprehension of the dogmatic and historical aspects of each case. If possible a comparison with Roman-Dutch law is made and each chapter ends with a reference to modern Dutch laws, illustrating the 'eternity' of the legal problems dealt with. The book also makes clear why the Frisians considered themselves as most tenacious adherents of Roman Law: juris Romani tenacissimi. Convinced of themselves the Frisians members of the Court travelled along the 'pure' Roman highway while the jurists of other provinces and countries often had left the road and taken sidepaths. The book shows us that we in fairness may speak of an independent branch in the big tree of the ius commune: Roman-Frisian law.

Frisians and Their North Sea Neighbours

From the Fifth Century to the Viking Age

Frisians and Their North Sea Neighbours

An investigation into the mysterious Frisians, drawing together evidence from linguistic, textual and archaeological sources.