The Burgundian Code

The Burgundian Code

The Burgundian kingdom is among the early Germanic kingdoms established within the Roman Empire, and yet the Burgundian Code reflects a marked degree of influence by the Roman law and customs. On the other hand, the presence of the ...


Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812201787

Category: History

Page: 128

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"Gives the reader a portrayal of the social institutions of a Germanic people far richer and more exhaustive than any other available source."—from the Foreword, by Edward Peters From the bloody clashes of the third and fourth centuries there emerged a society that was neither Roman nor Burgundian, but a compound of both. The Burgundian Code offers historians and anthropologists alike illuminating insights into a crucial period of contact between a developed and a tribal society.
Categories: History

Medieval Latin

Medieval Latin

The codes also contain many Germanic terms that have been latinized and are very difficult to translate . ... A decision of the royal Burgundian court incorporated into the Burgundian code stipulated that “ its judgment should have the ...

Author: Frank Anthony Carl Mantello

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 0813208424

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 774

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Organized with the assistance of an international advisory committee of medievalists from several disciplines, Medieval Latin: An Introduction and Bibliographical Guide is a new standard guide to the Latin language and literature of the period from c. A.D. 200 to 1500. It promises to be indispensable as a handbook in university courses in Medieval Latin and as a point of departure for the study of Latin texts and documents in any of the fields of medieval studies. Comprehensive in scope, the guide provides introductions to, and bibliographic orientations in, all the main areas of Medieval Latin language, literature, and scholarship. Part One consists of an introduction and sizable listing of general print and electronic reference and research tools. Part Two focuses on issues of language, with introductions to such topics as Biblical and Christian Latin, and Medieval Latin pronunciation, orthography, morphology and syntax, word formation and lexicography, metrics, prose styles, and so on. There are chapters on the Latin used in administration, law, music, commerce, the liturgy, theology and philosophy, science and technology, and daily life. Part Three offers a systematic overview of Medieval Latin literature, with introductions to a wide range of genres and to translations from and into Latin. Each chapter concludes with a bibliography of fundamental works--texts, lexica, studies, and research aids. This guide satisfies a long-standing need for a reference tool in English that focuses on medieval latinity in all its specialized aspects. It will be welcomed by students, teachers, professional latinists, medievalists, humanists, and general readers interested in the role of Latin as the learned lingua franca of western Europe. It may also prove valuable to reference librarians assembling collections concerned with Latin authors and texts of the postclassical period. ABOUT THE EDITORS F. A. C. Mantello is professor of Medieval Latin at The Catholic University of America. A. G. Rigg is professor of English and medieval studies and chairman of the Medieval Latin Committee at the University of Toronto's Centre for Medieval Studies. PRASIE FOR THE BOOK "This extraordinary volume, joint effort of dozens of scholars in eight countries, will be in constant use for research, for advising students and designing courses, and for answering the queries of nonmedievalist colleagues. . . . Medieval Latin provides a foundation for advances in research and teaching on a wide front. . . . Though Mantello and Rigg's Medieval Latin is a superb reference volume, I recommend that it also be read from beginning to end--in small increments, of course. The rewards will be sheaves of notes and an immensely enriched appreciation of Medieval Latin and its literature."--Janet M. Martin, Princeton University, Speculum "A remarkable achievement, and no one interested in medieval Latin can afford to be without it."--Journal of Ecclesiastical History "Everywhere there is clarity, conclusion, judicious illustration, and careful selection of what is central. This guide is a major achievement and will serve Medieval Latin studies extremely well for the foreseeable future."--The Classical Review
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Ethnicity and Culture in Late Antiquity

Ethnicity and Culture in Late Antiquity

42, 45, The Burgundian Code, pp. 50–3. 22 Lib. Const., no. 76, The Burgundian Code, p. 73. 23 Lib. ... work omits entirely the use of consular dates in the Burgundian laws. For a survey of the early medieval law codes see Buchner 1953.

Author: Geoffrey Greatrex

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 9781914535055

Category: History

Page: 343

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The period AD 300-600 saw huge changes. The Graeco-Roman city-state was first transformed then eclipsed. Much of the Roman Empire broke up and was reconfigured. New barbarian kingdoms emerged in the Roman West. Above all, religious culture moved from polytheistic to monotheistic. Here, twenty papers by international scholars explore how group identities were established against this shifting background. Separate sections treat the Latin-speaking West, the Greek East, and the age of Justinian. Themes include religious conversion, Roman law in the barbarian West, problems of Jewish identity, and what in Late Antiquity it meant to be Roman.
Categories: History

The History and Principles of the Civil Law of Rome

The History and Principles of the Civil Law of Rome

The code for the Roman subjects of the Burgundians was written subsequently to the year A.D. 517. ... The title " Papian " for the Burgundian code was due to the accident that the two lines from Papinian , which closed the manuscript of ...

Author: Sheldon Amos


ISBN: HARVARD:32044051061356

Category: Civil law

Page: 684

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Categories: Civil law

Franks and Alamanni in the Merovingian Period

Franks and Alamanni in the Merovingian Period

... which might imply a growing awareness of the dangers of relying on oathtaking , such as one finds in the Burgundian Code ( Liber constitutionum 45 ; Wood 1986 : 16-7 ) . Not surprisingly known perjurors could not swear ( LA XLII ) .

Author: Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Social Stress

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 0851157238

Category: History

Page: 481

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The Alamans were early victims of post-Roman expansion of the Frankish empire; studies consider both races from historical, archaeological and linguistic perspectives.(3-6c)
Categories: History

The Carolingians and the Written Word

The Carolingians and the Written Word

On the other hand , the documents already mentioned in the Burgundian code require five or seven witnesses to be valid . Further light is cast on the matter by the acknowledgement in clause LX that some barbarians , with two or three ...

Author: Rosamond McKitterick

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521315654

Category: History

Page: 290

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Functional analysis of the written word in eight and ninth century Carolingian European society demonstrates that literacy was not confined to a clerical elite, but dispersed in lay society and used administratively as well.
Categories: History

Medieval Legal and Political Thought

Medieval Legal and Political Thought

In this chapter we will first consider how the Burgundian Code differed from other Germanic codes in the fifth and sixth centuries CE concerning conceptions of justice. Then in the second section we will compare the Burgundian and other ...

Author: Larry May

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527578142

Category: History

Page: 545

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Medieval legal and political thought encompasses the period from approximately 500 CE to 1500 CE. The term “Medieval” refers to the legal and political thought from the time of the late Roman Empire to that of the Renaissance. The legal and political thought of the Middle Ages is overwhelmingly characterized by the increasing role that religion played in influencing politics and law. By the high Middle Ages, we find the great theorists, Averroes, Maimonides, and Aquinas linking law to their respective religions of Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. This book argues that the so-called Dark Ages had very significant ideas about the law, especially how violence is to be contained, which make this early Medieval period anything but “Dark.” It suggests that the Christianization and Islamization of legal and political thought created almost as many problems as solutions to the increasingly diverse times that arose in the middle of the Middle Ages. The book also shows that the late Middle Ages already held many of the most important legal and political ideas of the Renaissance–showing that there was no clear break from the Medieval to the Modern periods of legal and political thought. Of central importance is the way that the development of the idea of conscience made the natural law theories of the Medieval times a robust set of ideas that is still felt quite strongly today.
Categories: History

Forgetful of Their Sex

Forgetful of Their Sex

The Burgundian Code prescribes the following deterrent: "If the daughter of any native Burgundian before she is given in marriage unites herself secretly and disgracefully in adultery with either barbarian or Roman, and if afterward she ...

Author: Jane Tibbetts Schulenburg

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226740546

Category: History

Page: 587

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Invaluable for what they tell us about early medieval society and the Church, the Lives of these early saints also afford rare insight into the private world of medieval men and women, the special bonds of family and friendship, and the collective mentalities of the period. This book constitutes a major contribution to the study of medieval history, gender, and religion.
Categories: History

Das Verm chtnis der R mer

Das Verm  chtnis der R  mer

materials.16 As to the date of this putative earlier code of the Burgundian realm, that again can only be hypothesis. But Gregory of Tours tells us that Sigismund's father Gundobad called an assembly and issued leges mitiores in or ...

Author: Iole Fargnoli

Publisher: Haupt Verlag AG

ISBN: 9783258077512

Category: Law

Page: 382

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Categories: Law