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La postérité des lois barbares

Abstract : What happened to the barbaric laws after the Carolingian period ? Some maintain a certain life, that does not exclude major revisions : it is the case with the Lombard law and the wisigothic law. Others, however, exist as traces, but all keep persistence, which points out their ongoing adaptation to social needs. The purpose of this paper is to update our knowledge about the forms of resistance of the barbaric laws in Western christianity from the 11th to the 13th century. Their obliteration in this period of starting construction of the modern state is neither simple nor linear ; we cannot regard it as a pure burial to the benefit of the new laws, feudal, customarily or roman as well. Actually it has been facing to these laws as much as it has cohabited with them before disappearing.
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Bruno Lemesle. La postérité des lois barbares. 2011. ⟨halshs-00635252⟩



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