folkland (OSw) fulkland (OSw) noun

The highest judicial and administrative district in UL, which mentions three folkland: Tiundaland, Attundaland and Fjädrundaland, divided into hundari (q.v.), and Roden (the historical region along the coast of Uppland), which was divided in skiplagh (q.v.). When folkland appears in VmL and SdmL this is considered to be copied from UL or to reflect an older administrative division.

{folkland} OSw UL StfBM, Kgb, Mb, Jb, Kmb, Blb, Rb
province OSw SdmL Kgb, Till
OSw VmL Kmb, Bb

Brink 1998, 298; KLNM, s.v. folkland; Lundberg 1972, 74–76, 82−86; Schlyter, s.v. folkland; Schück 1949 p. 8, 25–50; SL 1:xxxviii f.; SL UL, 52 note 1; SL VmL, 104 note 225

  • ‘folkland’. A Lexicon of Medieval Nordic Law.