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Philip of Novara: Le livre de forme de plait [Critical edition and translation]

Edbury, Peter William, ed. 2009. Philip of Novara: Le livre de forme de plait [Critical edition and translation]. Translated from the original by Edbury, Peter William. Texts and Studies in the History of Cyprus, vol. 61. Nicosia: Cyprus Research Centre.

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Abstract

This is a critical edition and translation of the legal treatise by Philip of Novara who was writing ca. 1250. Philip was a knight with fiefs in both the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem and the kingdom of Cyprus. He was respected as the best pleader of his day in the High Courts of these two kingdoms. His Livre de Forme de Plait explains how to plead and discusses the customary law as administered in the royal court, giving important insights into the outlook and assumptions of the fief-holding classes in the mid thirteenth century.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Scholarly Edition
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D111 Medieval History
Publisher: Cyprus Research Centre
ISBN: 9789963081127
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 03:53
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/28738

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