Statuti e cultura giuridica

Bergamo, Alberico da Rosciate e una quaestio sulla pace privata

In: Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis / Revue d'Histoire du Droit / The Legal History Review
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  • 1 Università degli studi ‘Roma Tre’, Via Ostiense 159, i-00154 Rome, Italy

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The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the crucial role of legal science for the practical side of the law, while analyzing in detail the statutes’ reform of Bergamo (1331). Indeed, the paper discusses the relationship between learned law and practical law during the period of ius commune through the analysis of some relevant quaestiones disputatae regarding criminal transactions. The author seeks to analyze the relationship between the ius puniendi of public ­authorities and private autonomy in the resolution of criminal cases focusing not only on the Roman sources (C. 2,4,18) but also on the quaestiones ex facto emergentes contained in the collections of Alberto Gandino, Alberico da Roscia­te, Alberto Galeotti and Guglielmo Durante.