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Juristes et droits savants: Bologne et la France médiévale

1st Edition

By André Gouron


320 pages

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This fourth collection by Professor André Gouron presents a set of twenty studies on jurisprudence, jurists and legal practice in the 12th and 13th centuries. The focus is on the schools and traditions of Bologna and in France, but the coverage includes canon, Roman and customary law. The first part deals with theories diffused by the jurists of Bologna and France and the literary genres in which they expressed these theories, particularly on questions of presumptions, proof, and illicit conditions. In the second section the author looks at some of the persons involved in the juridical renaissance of this period, and at some of the effects of the legal doctrines being taught on royal legislation, procedure, the fiscal system, and urban autonomy. Ce volume - le quatrième de l’auteur dans cette collection - réunit vingt articles du professeur Gouron. Onze de ces articles forment une première partie, consacrée aux théories diffusées par les juristes de Bologne ou de France et aux genres littéraires à travers lesquels s’expriment ces théories, notamment en matière de présomptions, de preuve par témoins ou de conditions illicites. La seconde partie du volume rassemble neuf articles qui traitent de divers acteurs, célèbres ou obscurs, de la renaissance juridique, ainsi que des effets des doctrines enseignées par les romanistes et les canonistes sur la législation royale, la procédure, le système fiscal et l’autonomie urbaine.


'André Gouron is known as one of the great specialists in the history of medieval law. Twenty articles published between 1911 and 1996 have been collected in this volume and bear witness to the prolific output of this historian.' Bulletin Codicologique

Table of Contents

Contents: Avertissement; Theories et enseignement universitaire: Usage de l'hypothèse et reconstruction historique de la science civiliste au XIIe siècle; Canon law in Parisian circles before Stephan of Tournai's Summa; Théorie des présomptions et pouvoir législatif chez les glossateurs; La diffusion des premiers recueils de questions disputées: des civilistes aux canonistes; De la 'constitution' Habita aux Tres Libri; Observations sur le Stemma Bulgaricum; L'enseignement du droit civil au XIIe siècle: de la coutume à la règle; Placentinus, 'Herold' der Vermutungslehre?; Testis unus, testis nullus dans la doctrine juridique du XIIe siècle; 'Conditio probrosa et spernenda'; Rationabiliter et ratio dans les écrits juridiques du Midi provençal au XIIe siècle; Doctrines, pouvoir et société (Législation et pratiques): Ordonnances des rois de France et droits savants (XIIIe-XVe siècles); Sur les traces de Rogerius en Provence; Medieval courts and towns: examples from southern France; Maître Durand, pionnier du notariat savant; 'Utriusque partis allegationibus auditis'; L'invention' de l'impôt proportionnel au Moyen Age; Le 'grammairien enragé': Aubert de Béziers et son Å“uvre (ms. Turin, Bibl. Naz. D. v. 19); Un juriste bolonais docteur in utroque au XIIe siècle?; 'Populus': legal entity and political autonomy; Index.

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