oa Fundamina : A Journal of Legal History - Tamás Nótári Law and Society in Lex Baiuvariorum : book review

Volume 21, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1021-545X
  • E-ISSN: 2411-7870



In this monograph, Tamás Nótári investigates certain legal and socio-historical aspects of the lex Baiuvariorum, but also gives ample space to a philological analysis of its Medieval Latin. The first chapter (Historical and social background - Bavaria in the eighth century), examines Bavaria's history and society during the first half of the eighthcentury. Specifically, it deals with Bavaria's home and foreign affairs and church organisation, and certain issues pertaining to the structure of society, namely,the evolution of the Bavarian nobility and the status of freemen and slaves. It furthermore analyses the end of the independent Bavarian Dukedom, focusing on the dethronement of Tasilo III, the last duke of the Agilolfing dynasty, and the legal background of the dethronement.

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