Wadle, Elmar/Thomas Gergen, Die hochmittelalterlichen Gottes- und Landfrieden als Wegbereiter des Strafrechts

Elmar Wadle and Thomas Gergen


Peace and Truce of God as legal sources of penal law. This study presents final results of the research program "The birth of the public penal law", with a grant by the German Research Community [DFG]. It can be concluded that the Peace rules were influential in numerous ways over the course of the eleventh, twelfth and thirteenth centuries. Texts mentioning Peace institutions – such as the atria, cellaria, etc. or the statutum pacis – were undoubtedly inspired by the Peace councils. The article finally takes into consideration the origins of the Movement of the Peace of God in Southern France and the impact on the North of Spain, in particular Catalonia.

Inhalt: I. Eine geläufige These und die Notwendigkeit ihrer Überprüfung; II. Grundsätzliche Fragen zu Strafrecht und Landfrieden; III. Grundsätzliches zur Praxis des Landfriedensrechts; IV. Einzelstudien; V. Gottesfriede und Treuga Dei im Westen Europas

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