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Féodalités et droits savants dans le Midi médiéval

1st Edition

By Gérard Giordanengo


352 pages

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pub: 1992-04-30
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The feudal system has come to be seen as one of the most characteristic features of the Western Middle Ages, yet the study of feudal law has not always received the same attention as that given to its institutions. This law, it is true, was a subject of secondary importance in the medieval universities, but there does remain a corpus of writing sufficiently large to permit the investigation of how it related to medieval practice. In these articles, now provided with extensive additional notes, Gérard Giordanengo has undertaken such an investigation, with particular reference to Southern France in the 12th-14th centuries. He shows how, in Provence, legal doctrine did exert a clear influence on feudal practice, and that it was the jurists attached to princely or ecclesiastic entourages who were the key to its dissemination. In the Dauphiné, on the other hand, theory had a more limited impact, and feudal ties became not a mark of subjection, but a means of recognising legal and social status. At the governmental level, finally, he argues that it was not any feudal theory, nor even any feudal structures, but rather the absolutist doctrines of Roman law and the Old Testament that shaped the political ideology - and practice, if possible - of the medieval king. Le système féodal est considéré comme étant l’une des caractéristiques fondamentales du Moyen Age occidental; cependant, l’étude du droit féodal savant n’a pas toujours fait l’objet de la même attention que celle portée à ses institutions et coutumes. Ce droit, il est vrai, était un sujet d’importance secondaire au sein des universités médiévales, mais il reste néanmoins, un ensemble d’écrits suffisamment important pour qu’il soit possible d’examiner son influence sur la pratique médiévale. Au cours de ces articles, dès à présent pourvus de notes supplémentaires, Gérard Giordanengo a entrepris une telle analyse, se référant plus particulièrement au Sud de l

Table of Contents

Contents: Avant-propos; Epistola Philiberti: note sur l’influence du droit féodal savant dans la pratique du Dauphiné médiéval; Les roturiers possesseurs de fiefs nobles en Dauphiné aux XIVe et XVe siècles; Consultations juridiques de la région dauphinoise (XIIIe-XIVe siècles); Note sur un manuscrit juridique du Midi de la France (Vat. lat. 2642); Enquête sur la noblesse de quelques habitants de Chabeuil au XIVe siècle; Droit féodal et droit romain dans les universités du Midi: l’example de Bertrand de Deaux; Vocabulaire romanisant et réalité féodale en Provence; Bertrand du Pont, notaire d’Avignon, et son formulaire (2e quart du XIIIe siècle); Jean Blanc, feudiste de Marseille (XIIIe siècle); Vocabulaire et formulaires féodaux en Provence et en Dauphiné (XIIe-XIIIe siècles); Documents sur l’hommage en Dauphiné et en Provence (1157-1270); Coutumes et droit féodal en Dauphiné et en Provence (XIIIe et XIVe siècles); La féodalité [dans la France médiévale]; La difficile interprétation des donnees négatives: les ordonnances royales sur le droit féodal; Coutume et droit féodal en France (XIIe-milieu XIVe siècle); Etat et droit féodal en France (XIIe-XIVe siècles); Retractationes & additiones; Indexes.

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