Academic journal article Medium Aevum

De Jure: Nuevas Lecturas Sobre Derecho Medieval

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

De Jure: Nuevas Lecturas Sobre Derecho Medieval

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De jure: Nuevas lecturas sobre derecho medieval, ed. Eleonora Dell'Elicine, Paola Miceti, and Alej andrò Morin (Buenos Aires: Ad-Hoc, 2009). 3 12 pp. ISBN 978-9 50894-742-0. $ARS 1 20.00. A cornucopia of delight, surprise, amazement, and appreciation. Discussions of ordeals and duels in Lombard law (C. Azzari) are mirrored in a study of the practice and legislation channelling vengeance in the latter and Visigothic law (E. DelPElcine: the activism of the king in forcing the aristocracy to seek approval from the crown was a means of concentrating power in royal hands). Hispania is also the subject of P. Miceti's essay which looks at how long, in the thirteenth century, something had to be practised before it became a consuetudo (the unexpected result places it between ten and thirty years, depending on what was being claimed). A. Morin considers the abandonment of the veterotestamental view by which punishment for the sins of the fathers might be visited on their descendants (and the creative interpretation of the relevant biblical passages that this caused) by the time of Gratian's Decretum. Matters textual are not forgotten, since A. Fiori turns her attention to the provenance and use of the 'Collectio Brittanica' of the Digest and links it to Ivo of Chartres's own Decretum. …

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