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CAPITULARIES.The Capitularia or Capitularies, was a code of laws promulgated by Childebert, Clotaire, Carloman, Pepin, Charlemagne, and other kings. It was so called from the small chapters or heads into which they were divided. The edition by Baluze, published in 1677, is said to be the best.

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110-13), and immediately preceding the much better-known first Capitulary of Theodulf of Orleans (pp.
In 884, the last capitulary signalled that everyone now set about his neighbour per vim; "apres moi, la violence" was the message of Carolingian state culture -- and the old school took it at its word.
A capitulary, or list of ordinances, was promulgated at Mantua which sought to extend Frankish legal custom to Italy, and four charters were issued (more than in any other year of Charlemagne's rule) to the bishop and inhabitants of Comacchio, to the bishop of Reggio Emilia and to monasteries in Sesto and Brescia.