Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 The Assizes of Roger
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The Assizes of Roger

Roger II of Sicily

Date: Sometime between 1139 and 1154

Original Language: Latin


The Assizes are the laws for Norman Italy issued by Roger sometime after his coronation. They were for a long time believed to be the same as the Assizes of Ariano mentioned by the chronicler Falco of Benevento in 1140, although it is now generally thought this is not the case. The Assizes of Roger are 44 laws (with an extra seven in the Monte Cassino manuscript) …

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Mallett, Alex, “ The Assizes of Roger”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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