Le tabellion dans le Nord de la France à la fin du Moyen Âge

Abstract : Studies of privately drawn-up agreements in the mediaeval period have generally coveredsouthern France. Little work has been done on the other hand regarding the north of the country.Here the system depended on non-contentious jurisdiction, in other words, authentification of actsby the apposition of the seal of an ecclesiastical or secular authority.The person whose job it was to authenticate these deeds, the tabellion, appears in the north ofFrance during the last quarter of the thirteenth century. Our study will concentrate on a periodwhen his activity was at its most flourishing, from the latter years of the fourteenth to the middle ofthe sixteenth century.The corpus of material available consists essentially of minutes written by the tabellions ofVillepreux, Chartres and Châteaudun, for which we have studied both their material aspect andtheir content. We have also analysed and sought to define the status and functions of the tabellionin the exercise of his duties. Lastly, we have attempted to describe his work on a daily basis, inparticular, his contact with clients.
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Anne Hocquellet. Le tabellion dans le Nord de la France à la fin du Moyen Âge. Histoire. Université Paris-Saclay, 2016. Français. ⟨NNT : 2016SACLV002⟩. ⟨tel-01360139⟩



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