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By Peter W. Edbury, Giovanni

This can be a new severe version of the felony treatise by way of John of Ibelin, count number of Jaffa and Ascalon (died 1266). John used to be a number one rich person within the Latin East, and his first-hand adventure of the courts intended that he used to be well-placed to write down authoritatively on his topic. His paintings is in French and describes intimately the techniques of the excessive courtroom of the dominion of Jerusalem, and the legislations as administered there.

The treatise has lengthy been well-known as being of primary value for the felony, institutional and social historical past of the Latin settlements within the Levant, and this can be the 1st variation take into consideration the entire surviving medieval manuscripts and the 1st to be released considering the fact that 1841.

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There are, for example, at least eight spellings of the word ‘royaume’—often two of three different spellings on a single page of just one of the manuscripts— and it is difficult to see what purpose listing these could serve. Similarly a change in the wording, for example from ‘qu’il dit et fait’ to ‘qu’il fait et dit’, can scarcely be of interest, and including such examples in the apparatus will only serve to make more significant variants less easily noticed. On the other hand, instances where the words differ or, in the case of verbs, where the tense or mode varies, have to be recorded.

RHC Lois, 2, p. 1 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 RHC A 44 44 B 45 C 31 O x x x x x x x 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 63bis 64 65 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 64 65 65 66 x x 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 67 68 69 51 52 x 53 54 55 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 x x x x x x x x x x V 41 (cf.

Cf. cap. 93. Cf. caps 80–2.  37 in which the defendant must reply immediately John will describe various ploys that can be used in pleading. At the end of the prologue John had expressed the desire that no one should use his book to deprive anyone of his rights, and so it comes as something of a surprise to find that he now (caps 24–37) begins a lengthy section describing procedural devices that a clever counsel can use to obfuscate the issues, delay judgement and ultimately secure a verdict that is unjust, although he also indicates how these devices can be countered.

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