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By Peter W. Edbury, Giovanni

It is a new serious version of the criminal treatise through John of Ibelin, count number of Jaffa and Ascalon (died 1266). John used to be a number one tycoon within the Latin East, and his first-hand event of the courts intended that he was once well-placed to jot down authoritatively on his topic. His paintings is in French and describes intimately the tactics of the excessive courtroom of the dominion of Jerusalem, and the legislation as administered there.

The treatise has lengthy been well-known as being of basic significance for the felony, institutional and social background of the Latin settlements within the Levant, and this is often the 1st version take into consideration all of the surviving medieval manuscripts and the 1st to be released in view that 1841.

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I have begun this book, even though I well recognise that I lack the sense and knowledge by which I ought to undertake to do it.  35 At the time John was writing, a generation had passed since a king had presided at the High Court of Jerusalem. Instead, the kingdom had been governed by regents, a position John himself had held briefly in the mid-1250s, and it is for this reason that John uses ‘chief lord’ as a portmanteau expression to denote ‘the king or the regent’. He makes the point that when a king is crowned or a regent takes office he swears an oath to uphold the assises and usages, as do the vassals and rear vassals, all of whom share in the obligation of participating in the judicial processes of the court, and he also makes it clear that the same law and procedures should be applied in the seigneurial courts.

117), leprous slaves (cap. 118), payments to mercenaries (caps 120–3), and the public auction and private sale of horses (caps 124–5). This section dealing with assises ends with ‘the assise that lords and men should take the most trouble to know’ (cap. 126). This is the Assise sur la ligece, and John gives a brief account 71 72 But see cap. 22. Cf. Philip of Novara, pp. 521–4.  39 of its origin in the conflict between Gerard of Sidon and King Amaury over Gerard’s treatment of one of his vassals and describes what the assise entailed.

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