IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 1512: Politics and Law in Vincent of Beauvais

Wednesday 12 July 2006, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Università degli Studi di Verona
Organiser:Giovanni Rossi, Dipartimento di Studi Giuridici, Università degli studi di Verona
Moderator/Chair:Jorge Fernandez-Lopez, Facultad de Letras y de la Educación, Universidad de la Rioja
Paper 1512-aTheories on Governance in Vincent of Beauvais' Speculum Doctrinale
(Language: English)
Giovanni Rossi, Dipartimento di Studi Giuridici, Università degli studi di Verona
Index terms: Law, Learning (The Classical Inheritance), Political Thought
Paper 1512-b'Trinus actus trium personarum': Procedural Law in Vincent of Beauvais' Speculum Doctrinale
(Language: English)
Andrea Marchisello, Dipartimento di Studi Giuridici, Università degli studi di Verona
Index terms: Law, Learning (The Classical Inheritance), Political Thought
Paper 1512-cThe Criminal Law in Vincent of Beauvais' Speculum Maius
(Language: English)
Cecilia Pedrazza Gorlero, Dipartimento di Studi Giuridici, Università degli studi di Verona
Index terms: Law, Learning (The Classical Inheritance), Political Thought
Abstract

Vincent of Beauvais devotes a wide section of his Speculum Doctrinale to deal with politica (in the Aristotelian sense of science of governing the civitas). Within such a frame, he also pays attention to law, for laws are the tool needed to govern the res publica. Beauvais’ treatment fills books seven to ten; it includes the main legal concepts, a detailed exposition of the process, and a lengthy review of crimes against God and men. The analysis of these sections of the Speculum sheds light on the influence of Roman law and Bolognese scientia iuris on Beauvais’ encyclopaedic compilation.