By F. R. P. Akehurst
Because the earliest significant monument of the ordinary legislations within the area to the south and southwest of the Ile de France, the booklet often called the Etablissements de Saint Louis vastly amplifies our wisdom of feudal and personal legislations within the French country. usually stated by means of criminal historians, it has still remained inaccessible to readers not able to grasp its tricky previous French. Now, F. R. P. Akehurst offers the text's first English translation, making this very important portion of the vernacular legislations of 13th century France to be had to quite a lot of scholars.A hybrid textual content, the Etablissements used to be most likely compiled via a legal professional round the yr 1273. The publication takes its identify from its first half, a collection of 9 ordinances of Louis IX giving the principles of strategy for the courtroom of the Chatelet in Paris. the second one half, made of 100 and sixty-six brief chapters, is a suite of the widespread legislation of the Touraine-Anjou quarter; the thirty-eight chapters of the 3rd part list the legislation of the Orleans sector. while the Touraine-Anjou fabric offers a vast remedy of many elements of the legislations, the Orleans usual finds a preoccupation with difficulties of jurisdiction in a quarter the place the king and native specialists have been in sharp festival for strength.
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On appealing against a man for murder or treachery [traïson] 105 172. On lost bees, and following them without losing sight of them, on your oath. 106 173. On a woman's dower rights; on enforcing the ecclesiastical judge's orders; and on things done out of fear of your husband and by coercion. 107 174. On a [judicial] battle between brothers. 108 175. On having a judicial battle fought by champions in a murder case, on account of an obvious infirmity [of a party]. 108 Page xiv Book 2 The Customs of the Orléans District 113 1.
49 74. On repaying damages. 50 75. On wrongs and default of judgment. 51 76. On the right of a baron to be judged by his peers. 51 77. On the privilege of a knight. 51 78. On the age when a child need not answer when in the care of a custodian, and on proving your age. 52 79. On calculating [conter] your kinship and demonstrating it to your lord. 53 80. On service as a coholder. 53 81. On holding in coholdership without giving any service to a lord. 54 82. On holding a custodianship on the proper terms [en bonne estance] without doing homage to the lord.
25 32. On stealing an animal or a horse, and loss of limb for the offense. 26 33. On high justice in the matter of treachery by a household member. 26 34. On the jurisdiction of a [lower] vassal [vavassor]. 26 35. On women who consort with thieves or murderers. 26 36. On going along with murderers and thieves. 27 37. On accomplices of murderers. 27 38. On punishing suspicious persons on the initiative of the provost. 27 39. On women's misadventure and a repeat thereof. 28 40. On the intention of homicide without more.
The Etablissements de Saint Louis: Thirteenth-Century Law Texts from Tours, Orleans, and Paris (The Middle Ages Series) by F. R. P. Akehurst