New Publication: “Medieval Europe in Motion 3. The Circulation of Jurists, Legal Manuscripts and Artistic, Cultural and Legal Practices in Medieval Europe (13th-15th centuries)”. Introduction by M.J. Branco; Conclusions by M. Ascheri, Palermo, Officina di Studi Medievali, 2021

The knowledge of movement is of crucial importance in carrying out cultural and intellectual processes: it is not only a physical action but also a factor of communication and exchange which facilitates dialogue and interaction between different territories and cultures. The main objective of the essays in this volume is to analyse the phenomena of mobility and circulation of people, ideas and objects related to the study and practice of the Law, whether we are addressing the intellectual elites, the texts and manuscripts (illuminated or not), their artistic models, or the circulation of the Law itself, and to study ideas connected to the practice of Law and its role in the Medieval West in general. This volume focuses on the most Southern territories (Iberian Peninsula, Southern France and Italy) of the Medieval West, and the circulation of people and ideas and objects connected to the practice of Law during the 13th to15th centuries: such is the privileged sphere of the debate in this volume. This book aims at debating and analysing the ways in which the phenomena of mobility interacted with processes of codification and teaching of the Law, while they also influenced its visual representation in the manuscripts’ illuminations.
This publication is also a part of the research work conducted by the IUS ILLUMINATUM research team (, an international scientific team, directed by Maria Alessandra Bilotta, researcher in the NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities of Lisbon and member of the Institute for Medieval Studies (IEM) at the same University. The IUS ILLUMINATUM research team is composed of medieval art historians belonging to different European academic institutions, all specializing in illuminated legal manuscripts. The research team intends to carry on a comparative study of the artistic, cultural and social currents revealed by the production and the circulation of illuminated legal manuscripts in medieval Europe. Each of the team members proposes to investigate these phenomena through the study of specific types of legal manuscripts, within a definite region of Europe. The team has its headquarters at the Institute for Medieval Studies (IEM) in the NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities of Lisbon, while the members retain their own academic affiliations.

Maria Alessandra BILOTIA — Acknowledgements
Maria Joao BRANCO — Introduction – Medieval Europe in Motion, a motto for a Research Institute and its researchers
1. Social, Economic, and Cultural Contexts of the Practice of Law
Maura MORDlNl — Quelques fragments des livres juridiques et leurs aspects culturels : le cas d’Arezzo
Attilio STELLA — Rethinking Law and Custom. Iacobus de Ardizone (d. 1254) in a Local and European Context
Maria DO ROSARIO BARBOSA MORUJAO — Objets et modeles en circulation dans l’Occident medieval. Quelques exemples de sceaux de clercs portugais
Marta Luigina MANGINI — «Per obedientiam scripsi». Religione e professione nei percorsi di alcuni notai in Italia (secoli XII-XV)
Anna Beatriz ESSER DOS SANTOS — Imagining and Rethinking Women: Female Normativity in the City of Ladies and the Book of the Three Virtues by Christine de Pizan
Pippa SALONIUS — The Medieval World of Wearable Art: Frames, Lineage, Nature and the Law .
Francisco Jose DIAZ MARCILLA — La practica del Derecho en la literatura medieval castellana: rejlejos socioculturales
2. Peoples, ldeas, Works and the Practice of Law in Medieval Europe (13th-15th c.)
Marjolaine LEMEILLAT — Livres de droit et Tres ancienne Coutume en Bretagne a la fin du Moyen Age (XIII-XV siecle)
Jorge JIMENEZ LOPEZ — Libri canonum et libri legum en el Patrimonio Librario del Colegio Mayor de san Bartolonze de la Universidad de Salamanca (1433-1440)
Youness M’HIR EL KOUBAA — Las 25 consultas jur(dicas (masa’il) de al Mawwaq (m.1492): correspondencia granadina enviada a Tunez en el ultimo tercio del s. XV
Alice TAVARES — Lus fuerus extensus purtugueses: unafuente del derechu municipal portugues. Algunas propuestas para su estudio .
Armando NORTE — I here bequeath … Clerics donating law books on their deathbed. Manuscript transmission during the Portuguese Middle Ages
3. Productions of Legal Manuscript (Illlumination, Paleography, Codicology)
Robert Grass — Illuminated Law Manuscripts at Durham Cathedral and Their Completion: 1140 1300
Andrea lMPROTA — Manoscritti miniati di argon1ento giuridico a Napoli in eta angioina (secc. XIII-XV)
Gianluca DEL MONACO — Tra chiose dantesche e libri di legge:nuove considerazioni sulla Commedia riccardiana-braidense
Joanna FROŃSKA — Itineraires des libri legales, entre Avignon et Chartres. Autour de l’lnfortiat de l’ancienne bibliotheque capitulaire de Chartres
Paolo DI SIMONE — Manoscritti giuridici negli Abruzzi (XIII-XV secolo)
Andrea BARTOCCI — Due canonisti abruzzesi del Quattrocento: Antonio d’Atri e Pietro Consueti
Marfa Teresa CHICOTE POMPANIN, Angel FUENTES 0RTIZ — Illuminating aristocracy. Decorated documents of mayorazgo in Medieval Castile
4. Circulation of Legat Manuscripts and Books in the Context of Juridical Culture
Arkadiusz ADAMCZUK — Le manuscrit Liber lecturae Ioannis de Platea super institutionibus Iustiniani de la Bibliotheque Henryk Wilhelm Rosenberg de Gdańsk : breves remarques sur l’enluminure dufontispice
Martina HACKE — Messagers de l’Universite de Paris et circulation des livres juridiques imprimes (fin XVe-debut XVIe siecle): l’exenzple de Jean Cabiller
Giovanna MURANO — Il Decretum in Europa nel secolo XII
Jose DOMINGUES — O acolhimento do Ius comnzune enz Portugal
Sophie CASSAONES-BROUQUEST — Le marche du livre a Toulnuse. Un exemple des circulations juridiques et intellectuelles et culturelles en Europe a la fin du Moyen Age
Paul MIRONNEAU — Voyager par la glose: l’Italie et l’influence de Jean d’Andre et Pierre Bohier dans Les ecrits d’Aymeric de Peyrac (vers 1340-1400)
Maria Alessandra BILOTTA — Da Bologna al Midi della Francia: il Decreto di Graziano ms. 67 della Bibliotheque du Carre d’Art di Nimes
Mario ASCHERI — Conclusions. Alle radici dell’Europa

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