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The History of the Origine of the French Laws; Translated from the French (Paperback) Loot Price: R265
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The History of the Origine of the French Laws; Translated from the French (Paperback): Claude Fleury
The History of the Origine of the French Laws; Translated from the French (Paperback): Claude Fleury

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The History of the Origine of the French Laws; Translated from the French (Paperback)

Claude Fleury

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1724 Excerpt: ...Trade and Commerce; and of Knights-Errant, who went up and down in defence of the Innocent, and to succour Distress'd Damsels. But methinks, the Authors of these Romances, were not guilty of any Novel Inventions i since they only copied the real Characters of those Times, embellishing them with Giants, Conjurers and Fairies.' But But notwithstanding this Confusion, there still rermin'd some Forms of Justice; for all Disputes were not determine by Force. The Nobles and Roturzers, or Plebeians, were under distinct Jurisdictions. I use those Appellations, tho' of later Date, because the Degrees were then known, tho' not the Names: And I place the Peasants, Artisans, and the rest of the Freemen and Vassals, which compose the Body of the Common-People, under the Denomination of Roturiers. These were judged by the Nobles, that is, the Knights, and other Men of Power, who began about this time to erect themselves into Lords, and usurp'd the Publick Authority of which, they had before, at most, but the executive Part: For as long as the Royal Power was in its full Meridian, particularly in the Line of Charlemagne, there was no other Lord but the King; nor any Justice administred but in his Name, or of those put in Authority under him. But in the troublesome Times, every Man took upon him the Prerogative of judging, as well as of making War, and raising Taxes upon the People. The Foundation of this Incroachment, was, in all likelihood, owing to the Domeslick Power over Vassals: For France E x was was flill full of that fort of Vassals, who were accounted Parcel of the Lord's Estate and Inheritance; and it was no hard Matter, in respect of them, to change their Private into Publick Authority. I am of Opinion, that many Freemen were confounded with these Vassals; eit...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2012
First published: March 2012
Authors: Claude Fleury
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 1mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 26
ISBN-13: 978-1-130-61780-1
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
Books > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
LSN: 1-130-61780-7
Barcode: 9781130617801

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