Shared interest or mutual competition? The organization of voluntary jurisdiction in the Southern Low Countries during the late Middle Ages (1273-1433).

01 November 2020 → Ongoing
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Auxiliary sciences of history
    • Medieval history
    • Regional and urban history
  • Social sciences
    • History of law
Counties of Flanders and Hainaut Customary legal practices High and late Middle Ages Mutual interactions between legal actors Pragmatic literacy Voluntary jurisdiction.
Project description

The narrow research focus on late medieval public notaries has led to a distorted view on the organization and recording of voluntary jurisdiction in the Southern Low Countries. Starting from a comparative bottom-up approach, this project will assess how notaries co-existed and interacted with other legal actors, and will finally result in a more fine-grained understanding of this contemporary complex juridical reality.