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Exercise of these powers involved skills that were generically different from those involved in the elaboration of the law, meaning that the ruler's discretion (as well as of other public officials) was different from that of legists.
The jurists, whose main concern is the knowledge and application of the principles of justice, were replaced with legists, whose main occupation is to know and apply their masters' wishes as these are revealed in legal edicts and codes.
By examining the feudal narrative through the work of sixteenth century legists, Davis shows how their work grounded arguments regarding the 'free' political subject and a social contract, while submerging the problem of slavery into the barbaric past (p.
to men who would become physicians, philosophers, legists, and humanists" [Grendler, 2002, p.
Satirical Legal Studies: From the Legists to the Lizard.
The persistent decline of critical reason among Muslims is due partly to the notion that the exercise of personal judgment and ijtihad ceased with the epoch-making works of the legists and imams of the past.
In another sphere, modern Poland has produced a fair number of legists, economists, and other men of science and learning; indeed, an immense number, when we take into consideration the facts that the universities of Warsaw and Wilna were suppressed, and their libraries carried off to St.
On the positive side, many Italian communes and cities recognized long ago that a distinguished university in their midst brought prestige, boosted the local economy thanks to the influx of non-local students, and enhanced the professional skills of local doctors, legists, and statesmen who lived and practiced there.
Lisa Jefferson investigates twelfth-century Latin texts of cannon law, thirteenth-century Latin texts of secular legists, like Beumanoir, Blanot, Durandus, Baldus's fourteenth century text feudal law, as well as thirteenth- and fourteenth-century customaries in relation to the thirteenth debate among legal writers and theologians about regulatory procedures allowing communities to manage the conflicts of interests resulting from the multiple use of oaths as well as about an individual's moral condition.
Odofredus at Bologna serves as a case study of one who desired to benefit financially from his legal studies; jurists and legists were not philosophi who spumed lucre but rather could be men who made profitable loans to their students.
This is not to say that the rank and file of Islamic ulama are in favor of revolutionary apocalyptic movements, as the opposite holds true; when working within an established political system, state supporting theologians and legists prefer the often intricate balance between their own professional power base and that of the state which largely controls it.
The evolution of French constitutional thought during the sixteenth century required the formal treatises of legists to define and delimit legal terminology, the writings of contemporary historians to uncover the sources of political thought and practice, and finally, the pamphlet literature of a wide and discursive variety of ideologues.