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Baldus de Ubaldis (m. 1400). Design credits: Tiago Vitória.
Baldus de Ubaldis (m. 1400). Design credits: Tiago Vitória

Applications are invited for the 4th Workshop on Legal Culture, organised by the Instituto de Estudos Medievais, NOVA-FCSH, in Lisbon.

This year’s workshop will be the first of two seminars devoted to the varieties and the development of the relationship between law trained individuals and medieval government, between c. 1000…


Lit de justice at Vendôme (1458), from Jean Fouquet, Des cas des nobles hommes et femmes. Source: Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, cod. gall. 6, fol. 2v

Premise and Goals

Historians have long accepted that university trained jurists, both clerical and lay, were instrumental to the development of medieval government. If justice was the cornerstone and the acid test of rulership in the central Middle Ages, its administration and the increasing technicality that is intrinsic to the bureaucratisation of the…

4th Workshop on Legal Culture

The 4th Workshop on Legal Culture is organised by the Instituto de Estudos Medievais, NOVA-FCSH, Lisbon.

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