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dc.contributor.authorConte, Emanuele
dc.identifier.citationConte , E 2018 , ' Modena 1182, the origins of a new paradigm of ownership : the interface between historical contingency and the scholarly invention of legal categories ' , Glossae: European Journal of Legal History , vol. 15 , pp. 4-18 . < >en
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 265793029
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85063230299
dc.descriptionFunding: Civil Law, Common Law, Customary Law: Consonance, Divergence and transformation in western Europe from the late 11th to 13th centuries [740611].en
dc.description.abstractThe legal phrase dominium utile is commonly known to express the property rights enjoyed by the person to whom a piece of land has been granted in fief or under other similar concessions. A considerable amount of legal-historical research has been spent on the origins, the reasons and effects of this legal concept, which proved to have played a very significant role in European history. One of the results of this historical research was that the first jurist who introduced the expression dominium utile was Pillius de Medicina, a law professor who moved from Bologna to the new born school of Modena in 1180. This article aims at an historical recontextualization of Pillius’ doctrinal construct in the frame of the political and social history of the city of Modena. However, this contingency of a doctrinal invention does not prevent a legal theory from transcend its particular circumstances to remain part of the tool-box which can be used by intellectuals in a completely different historical context, perhaps very remote from time and place of their first origins.
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dc.subjectMedieval propertyen
dc.subjectDominium utileen
dc.subjectPillius de Medicinaen
dc.subjectStatutory lawen
dc.subjectMedieval legal doctrinesen
dc.subjectD111 Medieval Historyen
dc.subjectK Lawen
dc.titleModena 1182, the origins of a new paradigm of ownership : the interface between historical contingency and the scholarly invention of legal categoriesen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.sponsorEuropean Research Councilen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Historyen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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