IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 812: The Roman Legal Heritage between Continuity and Reformation, II: Law in Practice

Tuesday 7 July 2015, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Projet Volterra, University College London
Organiser:R. W. Benet Salway, Department of History, University College London
Moderator/Chair:Michael H. Crawford, Department of History, University College London
Paper 812-aJustinian between Rome and Ravenna in the Ottonian Renaissance
(Language: English)
Simon Corcoran, Department of History, University College London
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Language and Literature - Latin, Law, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 812-bPeter Crassus and the Legal Renovatio of the 11th Century
(Language: English)
Leidulf Melve, Department for Archeology, History, Cultural Studies & Religion, Universitetet i Bergen
Index terms: Canon Law, Language and Literature - Latin, Law, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 812-cContract Law in the Canon Law Collections of the Pre-Gregorian Reform: Towards Freedom of Contract?
(Language: English)
Piotr Alexandrowicz, Faculty of Law & Administration, Adam Mickiewicz University, PoznaƄ
Index terms: Canon Law, Language and Literature - Latin, Law, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

This session discusses the theme of the Roman legal heritage on the cusp of the explosion of interest in and use of Roman law and the Justinianic codification, which led in due course to the establishment of a pre-eminent law school at Bologna and the canonization of the Vulgate text in the 12th century. The papers of this session focus specifically on the knowledge and exploitation of Roman law in secular and ecclesiastical collections, the use or manipulation of Roman law in legal disputes or documents in lay and ecclesiastical contexts, and the existence or nature of legal expertise or specialization during this period.