Legal science through the lens of fairy tales

28 October 2022

Fairy tales, when understood as manuals of behaviour that are shared within the household, can serve as a means to study and understand the law at a specific time and space. This claim is not new. The Grimm Brothers, the renowned scholars Friedrich C. von Savigny (1779-1861) and John H. Wigmore (1863-1943), and many others have already endorsed this idea for centuries.