Consilia (from Latin consilium, “council” or “counsel”) were an important feature of legal practice (cf. Law) in the early modern Holy Roman Empire. The preparation of consilia - that is, formal legal opinions regarding legal disputes and problems - was intimately tied to the institution of
THE CONSILIA ATTRIBUTED TO ARNAU DE VILANOVA1 SEBASTIÀ GIRALT Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona Among the approximately sixty texts included in Renaissance editions of works by the Catalan physician Arnau de Vilanova (c. 1240-1311), there is a series of short works concerned with the treatment
589, Conrardus seems instead to have been an adpromissor of the same lord of Bredenrode for repayment of a loan of not less than 7200 florins 3 . In both cases, Conrardus Wits faced Jean de Waimes or Wamesius as counsellor of the opposing party. After Wamesius’ death, both consilia have been
consilia and decisiones, Wouter Druwé studies the multinormative framework on loans and credit in the Golden Ages of Antwerp and Amsterdam (c. 1500-1680). He analyzes the use of a wide variety of legal financial techniques in the Low Countries, such as money lending and the taking of interest, the constitution of annuities, cession and delegation, bearer bonds, bills of exchange, partnerships, and representation in financial affairs, as well as the consequences of monetary fluctuations. Special attention is paid to how the transregional European system of learned Roman and canon law (
ius commune) was applied in daily ‘learned legal practice’. The study also deals with the prohibition against usury and with the impact of moral theology on legal debates.
because the first one is of particular constitutional importance and the combination of this with those on feudal law is sufficient to gain a good impression of Alciato’s working method. The scholastic model of legal legitimacy in the consilia literature during the first half of the sixteenth century
85 THE CONSILIA OF BALDUS DE UBALDIS by KENNETH PENNINGTON (Syracuse, N.Y.)* Baldus de Ubaldis (t 1400) left an impressive legacy. Although he is best known for his commentaries on Roman law, he also wrote tracts on specialized legal topics, a lectura super usibus feudorum, a partial commentary
§1 Introduction Introductory remarks – As it was announced in the general introduction, one of the most important aims of the research is to clarify the role of printed consilia and decisiones for the legal historical developments regarding the law of loans and credit in the Low Countries