Late Roman Military Law in the Bavarian Code

Clio@Themis

Clio@Themis

Stefan Esders – 2016

This paper investigates the influence of late Roman military law on the Lex Baiuvariorum – a text, which served as the basis for the Merovingian kings’ organization of the Frankish kingdom’s eastern border-region as a ducatus or duchy. Particular considerations concerning the historical background of the Bavarian duchy’s formation will be addressed, after which provisions for the protection of the Bavarian dux or duke, largely as relates to treason and military discipline, will be investigated. By comparing sources for the Roman crimen laesae maiestatis and other legal texts of Roman military writers, it will be demonstrated that the provisions of the Bavarian law-code clearly bear the influence of Roman military law.

Titel
Late Roman Military Law in the Bavarian Code
Verfasser
Verlag
Clio@Themis
Schlagwörter
Europa, Aneignung, frühes Mittelalter, Rule of Law, Gewaltakteure, Teilprojekt B10
Datum
2016
Kennung
ISSN 2105-0929
Quelle/n
Erschienen in
clio@themis. Revue électronique d'histoire du droit, No. 10 (La forge du droit. Naissance des identi-tés juridiques en Europe, IVe–XIIIe siècles).
Sprache
eng
Art
Text