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L’assemblée de ville, la tutelle du prince et les statuts à Marseille au milieu du XIVe s.

Abstract : The Urban Assembly, the Prince’s Domination and the Statutes in Marseilles in Mid-14th Century The communal statutes of Marseilles were still evolving after Charles d'Anjou's taking-over of the urban seigneury. At the same time as this statutory writing activity, the scriptural production of the municipal authority grew fast, in particular the recording of deliberations. The statutory norms interacted with the day-to-day government of the city. Marseilles’ elites, who impulsed the additions and changes in the statutes, knew how to handle them – more or less precisely –, by a frequent use in accordance with their own needs. These lively practices of law show the urban assembly’s ability to influence the statutory corpus, adapting it to the necessities of the city’s government. Marseilles’ elites relied on the statutes to assert their authority, notably over the royal officers’ control. Marseilles’ statutes form a genuine tool of power, to both rule the city and to assert the council’s government confronting the royal hierarchy.
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François Otchakovsky-Laurens. L’assemblée de ville, la tutelle du prince et les statuts à Marseille au milieu du XIVe s.. Didier Lett. Statuts communaux et circulations documentaires dans les sociétés méditerranéennes de l’Occident (XIIe-XVe siècle), Éditions de la Sorbonne-CERM, pp.55-67, 2018. ⟨hal-02089936⟩

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