Talk:Select Historical Documents of the Middle Ages/Book II/The Salic Law

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If he still refuse to go, again 10 nights shall be added to the command, that the number of 30 nights may be full. If he will not go away even then, then he shall summon him to the "Thing," and present his witnesses as to the separate commands to leave.

I believe "Thing" here is a machine translated Dinge. I could be wrong but I believe Dinge in this context is usually left untranstalated, since it refers to a big rock at the town gathering place rather than a Thing. --Domhail 07:13, 17 October 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This translation of the original Salic Laws of Clovis is absolutely wrong[edit]

Below is the accurate translation of the latin page whose accuracy can be verified against manuscripts such as this one

  1. If someone dies and leave no children, if the mother survives, she shall succeed to the inheritance.
  2. If the mother did not survive, and brothers or sisters survive, they shall succeed to the inheritance.
  3. But if there are none, the sisters of the mother shall succeed to the inheritance.
    1. Add. If there are no sisters of the mother, the sisters of the father shall claim the inheritance. (Later addition, not present at least until 850)
  4. If there are none of these, the nearest relative shall succeed to that inheritance.
  5. But of the land no portion of the inheritance shall come to a woman: but the whole inheritance of the land shall come to the male sex who are brothers.

This is radically different from the version presented here and misleading. My changes should be validated for this reason.
Alternatively, it should be specified that this book does not present an accurate version of the original Salic Laws of Clovis, in which case a new page must be made with the correct translation and the latin version. Solriane (talk) 11:23, 7 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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