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Alberico Gentili

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Law.

Alberico Gentili (1552–1608), born in San Ginesio (near Macerata, Italy), graduated as doctor of law in 1572 at the University of Perugia. His father Matteo, a physician, was forced as ...

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Balthazar Ayala

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — International Law.

(1548–84),

Jurist of the Spanish Netherlands. His treatise on the law of war (De jure et officiis bellicis et disciplina militari, 1582) was an important contribution to the...

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customary law

Overview page. Subjects: Law — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

(traditional cultures)

The traditional law of indigenous peoples, generally oral, sometimes narrative or based on established performative practice, including song and dance,...

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English Law

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — History of Law.

From the fifteenth to the seventeenth centuries differed fundamentally from the legal systems of continental Europe in three important respects. First, English law was (and remains)...

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Pierino Belli

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — International Law.

1502–1575.

Italian lawyer and statesman, adviser to the Duke of Savoy; author of Re Militari et Bello Tractatus (A Treatise on Military Matters and War, 1558).

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Scottish Law

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Scotland has shared a monarch with England since 1603, and in 1707 Scottish and English parliaments were fused into a single British Parliament, which in 1801 merged with the Parliament ...

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torture

Overview page. Subjects: Law — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

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Under section 134 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988, the offence committed by a public official (or someone with the official's acquiescence) of intentionally inflicting severe...

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Ulrich Zasius

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — History of Law.

(1461–1536),

German humanist and jurist, born in Konstanz, where he worked as an ecclesiastical notary. In 1494 he moved to Freiburg, where he was headmaster of the grammar school,...

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