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administration, royal

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

A neutral notion of ‘state’, independent from the person of the ruler, is unknown in the MA. Administrative as well as legislative and judicial power emanated from the right of ...

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agricultural treatises

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Classical Studies.

Medieval Europe inherited ancient Latin agricultural writings, most importantly by Cato the Elder, Varro, Columella, and Palladius. Medieval writers sometimes used ancient writings but also...

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bailiwick

Overview page. Subjects: Law — Arts and Humanities.

N.

The area within which a bailiff or sheriff exercises jurisdiction.

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Bourges

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

City located 230 km south of Paris. Bourges was the capital of the Roman province of Aquitania Prima. In 250 it became a Christian bishopric and by 506 it was ...

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castellany

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

The basic comital territorial structure of Flanders from 993/4 on. The original military function broadened later into economic and judicial administration. Its court handled civil and...

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Flanders

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

A region in the south-western part of the Low Countries, now divided between Belgium (where it forms the provinces of East and West Flanders), France, and the Netherlands. It was a powerful...

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Franc of Bruges

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

Name given from the 13th century to the castellany of Bruges, one of the original castellanies serving as the administrative and judicial districts of the counts of Flanders. Consisting of...

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lordship and town

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

The central MA can be considered a turning point for the organizational systems of towns and the relations with their lords.1. Towns after the Roman Empire2. The ‘communal movement’3. ‘Comm...

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Philippe de Beaumanoir

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(c.1250–96)

Son of Philippe de Remy, whose verse compositions are sometimes ascribed to Beaumanoir, he was a royal bailli (bailiff, administrator) in Poitou, Vermandois, and Senlis...

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public order

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

Roman law took as one of its prime duties the protection of public order by tying capital and non-capital punishments to an extensive list of crimes. With the fall of ...

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