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Two Notes on Nationalism in the Middle Ages

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  29 July 2016

Gaines Post*
University of Wisconsin


In an excellent article, ‘Pro patria mori in Medieval Political Thought,’ Ernst H. Kantorowicz has recently called attention to the importance of the concept of patria in the rise of the national monarchy and state in the later Middle Ages. No correction is needed, nor, perhaps, any addition. But since he modestly admits that he did not mean to exhaust the subject and does not examine the two laws, and since I had begun to note occasional remarks in the canonists and legists about the patria in association with theories of public law and the state, I wish to add some illustrations of the legal thought on the subject in the twelfth to fourteenth centuries. These illustrations will supplement, moreover, the essay by Halvdan Koht on nationalism in the Middle Ages.

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page 281 note 1 Kantorowicz’s article, in American Historical Review (= AHR) 56 (1951) 472–92; Koht, , ‘The Dawn of Nationalism in Europe,’ ibid. 52 (1947) 265-80. Koht gives as examples for the twelfth and thirteenth centuries Suger's love of France (Suger was himself called pater patriae), the Chanson de Roland (French valor and dulce France), Peter of Blois, Geoffrey of Monmouth (for Britain), Vincent of Cracow for Poland (defense of the common patria), Saxo Grammaticus for Denmark, Snorri Sturluson for Norway, and Walther von der Vogelweide for Germany. But one cannot call this feeling nationalism until one learns whether there was at the same time some legal definition of it in association with the idea of kingdoms within Christendom but outside and independent of the universalism often attributed to the Holy Roman Empire. In this essay and in the following one I hope to show that there was indeed some legal background for nationalism and national patriotism in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. — A number of pertinent texts recently published by Stickler, Father A., ‘Sacerdotium et regnum nei decretisti e primi decretalisti,’ Salesianum 15 (1953) 575-612, came too late to my knowledge to be utilized here. It is unusual, but in this case obligatory, to thank one of the editors of Traditio, Professor Stephan Kuttner, for his corrections, constructive suggestions, and generous contribution of references.Google Scholar

page 281 note 2 Chase, W. J., The Distichs of Cato (Madison 1922) 12. I find no other source for the exact words pugna pro patria, although they are implied by passages in the Roman law. Traditio Google Scholar

page 282 note 3 Lear, Floyd Seyward, ‘The Public Law of the Visigothic Code,’ Speculum 26 (1951) 9; other examples in this Code, ibid. 5, 7, 11. See also Kantorowicz, , AHR 56.476 n.14.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

page 282 note 4 Leges Langobardorum 3.13 de his qui ad patriam defendendam ire neglexerint (etc.) cc. 1 and 3; also, 1.37.2 — Charlemagne, , ‘de armis intra patriam non portandis.’ Google Scholar

page 282 note 5 Decretum C. 23 q.8 c.15 Si nulla urget: JE 2812.Google Scholar

page 282 note 6 C.23 q.8 C.9 Omni timore: JE 2642. Kantorowicz refers to this from the Decretum of Ivo of Chartres, but attributes it to Nicholas I; AHR 56.481.Google Scholar

page 282 note 7 On the general theory of the just war, see Regout, Robert La doctrine de la guerre juste de saint Augustin à nos jours d'après les théologiens et les canonistes catholiques (Paris 1935); Kuttner, Stephan, Kanonistische Schuldlehre von Gratian bis auf die Dekretalen Gregors IX. (Città del Vaticano 1935) 251ff.Google Scholar

page 282 note 8 Summa Coloniensis (ca. 1169), in Paris, B.N. MS lat. 14997, fol. 141 — to 23 q.8 c.9: Only public authorities can wage war; ‘inevitable and urgent necessity’ makes a war just ‘pro defensione tam sua quam patrie’; it is just to fight for the faith and defend the Church, , ‘ut cum orientales nostri contra sarracenas arma ferunt.’ On this Summa see Kuttner, Stephan, Repertorium der Kanonistik (1140-1234), I (Città del Vaticano 1937) 170f.Google Scholar

page 282 note 9 Summa, in Paris, B.N. MS lat. 3892, fol. 265ra to 23 q.1 c.1; on the Summa , Kuttner, 155160. Also the Summa Parisiensis (ca 1260-70), to 23 q.1: ‘Sed aliud est ob tuitionem patriae et ob necessitatem hostesque repellendos; aliud propter praedam militare,’ ed. McLaughlin, Terence P. (Toronto 1952) 210; and Faventinus, Joh., to 23 q.2 Quod autem: ratione Two Notes on Nationalism in The Middle Ages rei, a war is unjust ‘si non est de repetendis rebus, vel pro defensione patriae…,’ quoted in the Glos. ord. of Joh. Teutonicus.Google Scholar

page 283 note 10 Paris, B.N. MS lat. 15393, fol. 195va (on Laurentius’ Apparatus, see Kuttner, 7680) ad v. patrie: ‘Multa enim licent pro defensione patrie que alias non licent, quia ille qui pro patria defendenda patrem interficit non punitur, immo etiam remuneratur ff. de religio. minime [D. 11.7.35]. la.’ Laurentius adds, to c.15 Si nulla (Nicholas I), ad v. patriae: ‘Magnus est favor patrie defendende, C. de infamibus [= ex quibus causis infamia irrogatur], neminem [C. 2.12.9], C. libro X, de latoribus, ex varia [C. 10.11.4], lau.’ On the words of St. Ambrose, ‘Fortitude is full of justice when in war it defends the patria from the barbarians’ (23 q.3 c.5), the Glos. ord. of Joh. Teutonicus has this: ‘Hoc casu non tenetur, qui patrem proprium interficit, ut ff. de reli. 1. minime.’ Note again the appeal to Roman law.Google Scholar

page 283 note 11 The Apparatus ‘Ius naturale,’ to 11 q.3 c.94 Iulianus (in Paris, B.N. MS lat. 15393, fol. 138ra): ‘Iulianus imperator et apostata milites habebat sub se Christianos; et si precipiebat eis, ut idola colerent, vel alia mala facerent, non obediebant ei. Si vero precipiebat, ut contra hostes pro re publica dimicarent, obediebant.’ Google Scholar

page 283 note 12 Glos. ord. to 6 q.1 c.17 Infames: ‘Tales fugientes sunt rei laesae maiestatis, ut ff. ad le. iul. ma. lege tertia [D. 48.4.3], et capite puniuntur, nisi quando dominum defendere non potuerunt…’ (To D. 48.4.3, Accursius has this: whoever incites the enemy against the res publica is guilty of laesa maiestas.) Again, to Dist. 1 c.10 Ius militare, ad v. deseratur: ‘Secundum canones, qui fugit in bello publico infamis est, ut vi.q.i. Infames. Secundum leges capite punitur, ut ff. de re militari, omne § qui in acie. Joan. Teutonicus.’ Google Scholar

page 283 note 13 Joh. de Deo (Brit. Mus. MS Royal 11 B.V, fol. 139vb) Bk. VI, c. De penitentia simplicium militum et cui debeant confiteri: ‘…Peccant etiam quia quandoque impungnant propriam patriam, et non servant fidem proprio domino, contra sacros canones, ut probatur xxiii. q. i. c. qui(d) culpatur [c. 4], et c. summa milicis (militiae) laus est [c.7], et xxii. q. v. de forma [c.18].’ To 22 q.5 c.18 De forma fidelitatis, Joh. Teutonicus says that a vassal cannot aid his lord against his patria propria even if he has taken oath to aid him in all suits and against all enemies: ‘et licet generaliter iuret vasallus domino, scilicet quod in omnibus causis iuvabit ipsum, et contra quemlibet, tamen contra propriam patriam non iuvabit ipsum, ut ff. de rel. 1. minime; nec contra papam…’ Google Scholar

page 284 note 14 Summa, in Paris, B.N. MS lat. 3913, fol. 77vb-78ra; I have not consulted the partial edition by von Schulte, J. F. (Giessen 1891); see Kuttner, 133–6. Johannes Faventinus copies Stephen in relating the story, Paris, B.N. MS lat. 14606, fol. 97vb ; Kuttner, 145.Google Scholar

page 284 note 15 In the Summa ‘Elegantius in iure divino,’ Paris, B.N. MS lat. 14997, fol. 109 (cf. Kuttner 170f.), to 15 q.6 c. Alius; I am not sure of the authorship, for the comment is in the form of a gloss to words used by the author of the Summa, ad v. Zacharias: ‘Legitur in historia francorum, quod karolus tudes, cum esset princeps militie cuiusdam regis francorum, qui molles et effeminatus otio torpebat, hostes fortiter debellabat. Unde a tundendo hostes sic dictus est, quem ob eandem causam usque hodie francigene martelum, vulgariter appellant. Iste remissam regis ignaviam attendens, domino apostolico scripsit, ut responsis suis docere vellet, quis regno dignior haberetur, qui deliciis luxurie vacaret an qui acie pro quiete patrie laboraret. Cumque rescriptum esset eum corona regni digniorem esse, qui pro communi salute bella gereret, ignavum illum de regno expulit, et pro eo filium proprium pipinum, postea caroli magni patrem, coronavit.’ Google Scholar

page 284 note 16 See my little essay, ‘The Theory of Public Law and the State in the Thirteenth Century,’ Seminar (An Annual Extraordinary Number of The Jurist) 6 (1948) 55ff.; also my ‘Plena potestas,’ Traditio 1 (1943) 397ff; and Le Bras, G., L'Immunité réelle (Paris 1920) 21-30, 49-148.Google Scholar

page 285 note 17 Bras, Le, op. cit. 21-30, observing that the papal legislation on the subject (1179 and 1215) envisaged the Italian commune, finds no extension to kingdoms until the mid-thirteenth century. But the gloss I found is in an early Apparatus to Comp. I (see Kuttner, , Repertorium 323, 338) tit. De iure patron. c. Preterea (3.34.29) and specifically mentions the regnum: ‘… tamen in necessitate, puta pro tuitione regni, potest rex a suis hominibus auxilium postulare; moderate tamen…, infra, de immunitate, non minus’ (Paris, B.N. MS lat. 15398, fol. 253vb). This gl. was written before 1215, since the Non minus of 1179 but not its extension in the Adversus of 1215 is mentioned, and after 1188-92, the date of Comp. I. See Decr. Greg. IX, 3.49.4 and 7. In 1226 Honorius III permitted Henry III to tax the English clergy for the necessity of war, and thereafter it was assumed that kingdoms as well as civitates were covered by the Canon law on taxation and necessity.Google Scholar

page 285 note 18 Vinc. (Bamberg, MS Can. 20 [P.II.7], fol. 160va), Apparatus to Comp. III (cf. Kuttner 356, 360) tit. De censibus et exactionibus c. Cum instantia (3.37.2; Decr. Greg. IX 3.39.17): ‘Ultra facultates enim ecclesie ab aliquo procuratio exigenda non est, x. q. iii. illud [c.4]. Si enim tenuis est patria tua, extraordinario iuditio est iuvanda, C. ne nova vec. 1. i. [C. 4.42.1]. Immo a paupere non debent eam exigere…, nec tenuis vite homines sub pretextu adventus officialium vel militum brevi suppellectili ad eorum usus translata iniuriis vexentur.’ Note the word iuditio (for iudicio); it is probably the copier's error and should be auxilio. Joh. Teut., Apparatus to Comp. III (cf. Kuttner 357) in Paris, B.N. MS lat. 3930, fol. 183va c. cit. ad v. pregravari: ‘Ultra facultatem enim ecclesie ab aliquo procuracio non est exigenda… Si enim tenuis est patria tua, extraordinario auxilio iure iuvanda est, C. ne nova vectigalia, 1. i. …’ Google Scholar

page 285 note 19 Paris, B.N. MS lat. 4543, fol. 218.Google Scholar

page 285 note 20 Summa Codicis (Lyons 1564) fol. 122v .Google Scholar

page 286 note 21 To Inst. 1, 2 § 1 ad v. omnes gentes utuntur: ‘Ut est religio erga deum, ut parentibus et patriae pareamus, ut contra violentiam resistamus…’ (for the Glossa ordinaria of Accursius I have used the Lyons 1604 printing of Godefroy’s edition of the Corpus juris civilis). See D. 1.1.2, Pomponius: ‘Veluti erga Deum religio, ut parentibus et patriae pareamus.’ To this the Glos. ord. ad. v. parentibus: ‘Nota, filium debere patri obedire…;’ ad v. patriae: ‘Pugna pro patria, ut hic, et C. de aboli. 1. fallaciter [C. 9.42.3], et infra, ad leg. Iul. maie. 1. pen. [D. 48.4.10].’ The right of self-defense is sometimes made a principle of natural law as well as of jus gentium by the canonists; below, n.62.Google Scholar

page 286 note 22 To D. 32.1.99 ad v. scripsit: ‘Hic sequitur Graecum [the Greek words quoted by Scaevola], cuius interpretatio incipit, patriae meae dulcissimae… Et nota, cuilibet suam patriam dulcissimam, sic supra, de of. prefec. urb. 1. 1. § pen. Accurs.‘ The reference is to D. 1.12.1 § 13 Et Urbe, where it is said that the prefect of Rome can forbid to anyone the city of Rome or Italy or his own province; on which a gloss, ad v. provincia: ‘Si hoc expresse dicat…, patria sua ei interdici videtur, ut inf. de interd. et rele. 1. relegatorum § Constitutum est, que est contra.’ Here the reference is to D. 48.22.7 § 15, where it is said that if anyone is forbidden his own patria, he is forbidden Rome too; but if forbidden Rome, ‘patria sua interdictum non videtur;’ on this, the glosses ad v. patria: ‘scilicet sua propria’; ad v. patria sua: ‘Ut pote minori’ (that is, one’s own patria or civitas other than Rome is inferior to Rome, which, as appears in other glosses, is the communis patria; see the following gloss and below where I discuss the scope of patria); and ad v. etiam ab urbe: ‘Roma, per excellentiam…, quae et sua patria est, et quidem maior…’ The point is that if a man is exiled from Rome, he is not also exiled from his local patria unless it is specifically named by the praetor; if exiled from his own patria, he is, however, forbidden Rome.Google Scholar

page 286 note 23 To D. 1.1.2 (on obedience to parents and patria) ad v. patriae: ‘Pugna pro patria ut dixit Cato…;’ to C. 9.43(42).3 § 4 Sin autem, on torture in cases of ‘violata maiestate aut patria oppugnata, vel prodita,’ ad ν. prodita: ‘Et iste incidit in crimen laesae maiestatis…, et Cato, Pugna pro patria;’ to C. 2.12.9 (dishonor, infamia, shall attend no one who defends the public business of his patria) ad v. ob defensa: ‘In libro Martini est ob non defensa; et est plana. Videbatur enim quedam infamia, cum Cato dicat, pugna pro patria… Sed alii habent ob defensa…’ Google Scholar

page 286 note 24 Glos. ord. to Inst. 1.25 pr. § Et constat, ad v. per gloriam vivere: ‘Nota, mortuum vivere per gloriam, ut ff. ad leg. aqui. 1. qua actione § si quis in colluctatione [D.]. Et econtra quis fingitur mortuus, qui vivit per vituperium, ut deportati…’ The same thought is expressed in the gl. ad v. gloriae causa, D. ‘Per gloriam occiditur, ut hic [that is, killed in publico certamine — in this case, tournaments or other combats for public entertainment, as the gloss interprets these words]: et ideo per gloriam vivere potest: licet sic mortuus dicatur, ut Inst. de excu. tut. § j…’ Finally, to D. 3.2.25 (Papinian: ‘…Si quis in bello ceciderit, etsi corpus eius non compareat, lugebitur’), Accursius says, ad v. ceciderit: ‘Qui per gloriam vivere intelligitur, ut Inst. de accusation. tut. in prin.’ (On tournaments, of course, since they were prohibited by the Church, the canonists taught otherwise.) Google Scholar

page 287 note 25 To D. 11.7.35 ad v. occidisset: ‘Scilicet, se defendendo: alias tenetur lege Pompeia de parricidiis… [D. 48.9.1] …Accursius.’ Google Scholar

page 287 note 26 Glos. ord. to C. 9.43(42).3 § 4 Sin autem, ad vv. violatele maiestatis, aut patria oppugnata, vel prodita: ‘Et iste incidit in crimen laesae maiestatis…; et Cato, Pugna pro patria.’ Cf. D. 48.4.10, on the crimen maiestatis for betrayal of the city.Google Scholar

page 287 note 27 To C. 10.37.1 (curiales shall not desert their civitates; in escaping from their patria they are impii) ad v. demonstraverint: ‘Et ita notari posset hic, quod impium est, relinquere propriam patriam.’ Cf. D. 49.15.19 § 4 Transfugae, ‘Nam qui malo consilio, et proditoris animo patria relinquit, hostium numero habendus est.’ Google Scholar

page 287 note 28 ‘Casus… Et sic habes, quod quis magis astringitur patriae quam parenti… Nam ubi agitur de statu publico, bene praefertur patria parenti, ut hic…’ Google Scholar

page 287 note 29 D. 50.2.12, and Glos. ord. ad v. petere: ‘id est habere. Nec enim honores peti debent, sed offeri…; vel forte in casu loquitur ut patriae necessitas hoc exigeret…’ Google Scholar

page 287 note 30 C. 2.42.1: ‘scilicet quod urgentibus patriae necessitatibus decurio minor annis creatus sit;’ gloss ad v. urgentibus: ‘Quia deficiebant idonei: alias minores non admittuntur’ — again patria is not used by the glossator, but obviously he has it in mind.Google Scholar

page 288 note 31 See these passages and the glosses, especially to Inst. 1, 25 § 15 Item Romae, ad v. grammatici; and to D. 27.1.7; cf. C. 10.52.11.Google Scholar

page 288 note 32 Glossa super pace Constantie, ad vv. ‘qui nec contra civitatem, nec nostram maiestatem’: ‘Nota ar. quod ille est bonus civis qui patrie iura tueatur, ut ff. de abol. 1. fallaciter [C. (not D.) 9.42.3], de relig. minime [D. 11.7.35].’ I consulted Odofredo’s glosses to the Peace of Constance in Paris, B.N. MS lat. 5414A, fol. 14r. In his gloss as quoted in the commentary of Baldus to the same there is the addition of the idea of the bonus civis in government: ‘No. arg. quod bonus civis est, qui patriae iura tueatur, et ille ad regimen eligendus, non autem qui est contra patriam. Odof.’ (Venice edition, 1592, of the Corpus juris civilis, V 505).Google Scholar

page 288 note 33 To C. 10.48.3 (on the duty of all, in time of need, to help in building walls and furnishing grain): Odofredo, on the Tres Libri Codicis (Lyons 1550) fol. 46vb; cf. 10.48.2.Google Scholar

page 288 note 34 To 22 q.5 c.18; cf. also de Deo, Joh., Liber poenitentiarius VI, c. De penitentia simplicium militum; both texts quoted above, n.13.Google Scholar

page 288 note 35 This is the passage, referred to above n.25 (and repeatedly by canonists and legists), on the right of a son to kill his father in defense of the patria .Google Scholar

page 288 note 36 The law in the Code reads: ‘Neminem sequitur infamia ob defensa publica negotia patriae suae.’ Google Scholar

page 288 note 37 One who is a delator to the fiscus in the name of the res publica is not guilty of infamia. Google Scholar

page 288 note 38 Odofredo, , Summa in usus feudorum (Compiuti [Alcalà de Henarez] 1584) fol. 76v; I consulted the same treatise under the title, Rationes usus feodorum, in Paris, B.N. MS lat. 16008, fol. 86rb-86va; I offer here the text of this title, ‘Contra quos tenetur vassalus iuvare dominum, et contra quos non,’ chiefly from the MS, with corrections from the edition of 1584: ‘…Sed quero, nunquid contra patrem tenetur vassallus adiuvare dominum? Et videtur quod non, quia tunc pater filium, et filius patrem potest interficere, ff. de relig. et sumpt. fun. 1. minime [D. 11.7.35]. Si ergo contra patrem potest esse filius pro patria, multo plus vassallus potest [‘est’ in ed.; om. in MS] contra dominum; et enim [‘et cum’ in ed.] iusta bella, que fiunt pro patria defendenda, unde omni tempore possunt fieri, ut in Decretis xxiij. q. 8, cap. si nulla [c. 15 — Pope Nicholas I, cf. n.5 above]. Nec enim infamatur qui iura patrie defendit, C. de infam. 1. nemine [C. 10.57; but the correct reference is in the edition, ‘C. ex quib. cau. infa. irrog. 1. neminem’ = C. 2.12.9]. Sed et pro re publica licet quod alias non liceret, ff. de iure fisci. 1. ii. in prin. [D. 49.14.2], et Cato, « Pugna pro patria. » Nec distinguo contra quem; et alias filius debet preponere salutem Rei publicae [‘Rei publicae’ omitted in MS] contra patrem, ut ar. in Auth. ut cum de app. cognosce. § causas vero. vers. si eas pro et contra [Auth. 8.12 § Causas autem, ver. ‘si eos in criminalibus’ = Nov. 115]; sed ar. ff. de fam. 1. fi. in prin. et § 1 [D. 10.2.1 § 1 — this ref. not in the ed.]; arg. ff. de his qui notant. infa. 1. fin. § 1 [D. 3.2.25 § 1 — this ref. not in MS]. Odofre.’ Google Scholar

page 289 note 39 (Ed. Woodbine, ) II 19-59, especially p. 28: the waging of war ad tuitionem patriae belongs to the prince; and p.32: the king associates with himself magnates and knights, and girds them with swords, ‘ut cum rege… militent, et defendant patriam et populum dei;’ for the sword ‘significat defensionem regni et patriae.’ Google Scholar

page 290 note 40 The text of Jean de Blanot's Tractatus super feudis et homagiis is published by Acher, J., ‘Notes sur le droit savant au moyen âge,’ Nouvelle revue historique de droit français et étranger 30 (1906) 125–78, especially pp. 160-2; see also Calasso, F., I glossatori e la teoria della sovranità (2nd ed. Milan 1951) 112-21. The treatise actually is a chapter from Jean's, De actionibus, see Meijers, E. M., Responsa doctorum Tholosanorum (Haarlem 1938) vi n. 4.Google Scholar

page 290 note 41 de Tourtoulon, Pierre, Les oeuvres de Jacques de Révigny (Jacobus de Ravanis) d’après deux manuscrits de la Bibliothèque Nationale (Paris 1899) 4850. Tourtoulon edits a part of the text from MS lat. 14350.Google Scholar

page 290 note 42 He refers here to D. 49.15.19 § 7, ‘quia disciplina castrorum antiquior fuit parentibus Romanis quam charitas liberorum.’ The Glos. ord. interprets charitas as patria potestas, introduced into the civil law because of the love of children.Google Scholar

page 290 note 43 I am unable to identify the Carses. Google Scholar

page 290 note 44 For most of this theory I have consulted the Paris, B.N. MS lat. 14350, fol. 185rb-185va; here Jacques de Révigny is commenting on Inst. 4.6 § 13 Praeiudiciales: ‘Sed pone Carses ingrediuntur Burgundiam, et ego sum homo ducis. Dux… scribit pro me, et rex pro me. Quid erit in hoc casu, ad quem vadam ego? Utrinque versatur utilitas publica. Si dicas, tenetur ire ad regem, et permittet destruere filios suos et terram suam et bona sua perire, hoc esset durissimum; hec esset separatio durissima, que vitanda est. Nunc dicerem non ire ad regem…; et pugna pro patria. Ipsi dicunt contrarium…, quia Roma est communis patria, sic corona regni est communis patria, quia caput. Ego quesivi. Alias Roma vocat te. Ad quem ibis? Patria vocat te. Ad quem ibis? Roma caput est mundi… Dico quod stabis in patria tua. Dices quod Roma est communis patria, et patria tua est propria. Nunc debes preferre patriam propriam patrie communi… Item lex dicit, si lex scripta deficit, inspicienda est consuetudo loci propria; ergo et patria propria preferenda est, ar. 1. ff. de leg. et sen. con. 1. de quibus, circa prin. [D. 1.3.32]. Et ideo hic primo defendet terram propriam.’ Some hold that ‘deterius quod caput orbis subiugeretur hostibus imperii quam pars; ideo teneris defendere patriam communem, scilicet Romam, quam patriam propriam. Dico tamen contrarium, ut dixi.’ Google Scholar

page 291 note 45 See below, n.54.Google Scholar

page 291 note 46 Quoted by Kämpf, H., Pierre Dubois und die geistigen Grundlagen des französischen Nationalbewusstseins (Leipzig and Berlin 1935) 91: ‘Si firent de Paris leur Rome Ou Saint Pierre oncques ne sist.’ Google Scholar

page 291 note 47 Summa Codicis (Lyons 1594), to C. 4.62.1: ‘Argumentum, quod villa vel collegium non possit indicere collectas, nec barones ob necessitatem patriae… Quod verum est de collegio et universitate super extraneis, sed super illis de sua universitate sic… Sed de barone non credo… Et hoc tenet Hostiensis, videlicet, quod nullus possit indicere, nisi princeps… Item dic, quod nec princeps potest indicere, nisi ob necessitatem vel utilitatem publicam, quin peccet…’ Google Scholar

page 292 note 48 see Part II, n. 111.Google Scholar

page 292 note 49 See Part II, at nn. 38, 44, 108.Google Scholar

page 292 note 50 See D. 27.1.7 § Romae, D. 49.1.33 (‘Roma communis patria nostra est’), and Inst. 1.25 § 15 Item Romae, and the Glossa ordinaria thereto; I have referred to some of the glosses above in another connection. As for res publica used for kingdoms and cities, the evidence is too abundant and well known to be mentioned here.Google Scholar

page 292 note 51 AHR 56.477 n.18.Google Scholar

page 292 note 52 See Part II, n.22.Google Scholar

page 293 note 53 So in a letter of Guillaume le Maire, bishop of Angers, to Philip IV in 1299; Port, Célestin (ed.), Le Livre de Guillaume le Maire (Paris 1874) 179. The bishop, sending the grievances of his clergy, naturally holds that the prince is subject to divine and human law; otherwise he is a tyrant; and he refers to John of Salisbury, Policraticus 4.1. Pater patriae had been expressed earlier; see Koht, , in AHR 52.266; Kantorowicz, AHR 56.474, 476.Google Scholar

page 293 note 54 In Paris, B.N. MS lat. 4488, fol. 192vo: ‘…nam quemadmodum in imperio excellentior et communior est civitas romana, ita in regno francie communior et excellentior civitas est parisius.’ (Cf. Joh. de Deo, below, II, n.58: ‘nisi esset in regno aliqua principalis civitas, que esset caput regni, in qua rex iste habuisset domicilium principale.’) Hence, just as in the empire, a case involving parties in any civitas, say Chartres, may be brought to Paris, because it is the common city and there the king's superior jurisdiction is exercised, but the local customs of Chartres should be respected. Pierre concludes, however, that the judge in Paris has the right to decide whether the customs of Chartres should carry weight. Respect for the customs of the local patria or civitas was a principle of Roman law, and it was repeated in the Decretum of Gratian, Dist. 4 c.2 (Isidore of Seville): ‘Erit autem lex…. et secundum consuetudinem patriae loco temporique conveniens…;’ on which a gloss, ca. 1200: ‘Ut scilicet concordet bonis moribus patrie in qua statuitur…’ (Paris, B.N. MS nouv. acq. lat. 1576, fol. 21va).Google Scholar

page 294 note 55 In a treatise attributed to Egidius, , An et quomodo possint reges bona regni ecclesiis elargiri, Paris, B.N. MS lat. 6786, fol. 22-41v, especially 24v-25v: ‘…Potestates enim terrene sunt ministri dei et serviunt hiis quibus prefiunt, in hoc ipsum videlicet patriam deffenden do… Reges serviunt hiis qui sunt in regno patriam deffendendo… Oportet quod in necessitate habeat omnia illa [property] ad subventionem…’ On the authenticity of this treatise see Bruni, C., Le opere di Egidio Romano (Florence 1936) 136, n° 57.Google Scholar

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page 294 note 57 Com. in Tres Posteriores Libros Codicis (Lyons 1597) to C. 10.31.52; 10.37.1; 10.43.2.Google Scholar

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page 294 note 59 An princeps pro suo succursu, scilicet guerrae, possit recipere bona ecclesiarum, etiam invito papa , ed. Offler, H. S. and Snape, R. H., in Guillelmi de Ockham Opera Polictia, ed. Sikes, J. G. (Manchester University Press 1940) I 258–60, 269. Ockham, of course, simply presents what had been the law of the Church itself since 1215, that in case of necessity the Church should aid the state with a subsidy, but only after the pope consented; Ockham, like some of the polemics who supported Philip IV against Boniface VIII, would make the consent of the pope unnecessary — as it already was in practice. It is interesting that Ockham refers to Cicero and Aristotle, as well as the two laws, in the discussion. His statement of the maxim, quod omnes tangit, needs no comment.Google Scholar

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page 295 note 62 Quoted in Histoire littéraire de la France 35 (1921) 329. He is repeating a principle of natural and civil law as well as the distich of Cato. Licitum est vim vi repellere and similar formulas go back to D. (‘Vim vi repellere licere Cassius scribit…’) and D. (Paulus: ‘Vim enim vi defendere, omnes leges, omniaque iura permittunt’); cf. Kuttner, , Kanonistische Schuldlehre 336. To D. 1.1.2, ad v. tripertitum (threefold origin of private law), the Glos. ord. of Accursius: ‘…idem tamen dico de publico, quod est tripertite collectum, secundum Io. et sunt eadem exempla: ut liceat reipublicae vim vi propulsare.’ See also Decretum, Dist. 1, c.7 Ius naturale, and C. 23 q.1.Google Scholar

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page 297 note 1 Gierke, , Das deutsche Genossenschaftsrecht III 198210, 267, 350-60, 381-90; Calasso, , Glossatori 2 (I n.40 above), also for bibliography; Woolf, , Bartolus of Sassoferrato (Cambridge 1913) ch. III and pp. 369-83.Google Scholar

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page 297 note 4 For example, to the Libri Feudorum 2.53.1, ad v. imperio: ‘Et ita videtur quod lex ista non habet locum nisi inter illos qui ei subditi sunt. Sed nunquid tenet Francigenas, et alios ultramontanos, qui ei non sunt subditi? Videtur quod non, ex eo quod hie sublicit, « nostro subiecti imperio, etc. » Sed dicas, quod eos similiter tenet; quoniam licet ei non sint saermento subditi, sunt tamen ratione imperii Romani, sub quo esse debent, cum ipsi fuerint de imperio Iustiniani…’ That is, the French are not vassals of the Emperor Frederick Barbarossa, but they are his subjects because they were in the Roman Empire of Justinian! Google Scholar

page 298 note 5 To C. 11.19 (18).1: ‘Hodie imperium est scissum, et studium multis locis fit, maxime Bononiae, quae legalis studii obtinet monarchiam.’ This is from Pillius’ continuation of the unfinished Summa of Placentinus on the Tres Libri (published as Azo’s, Venice 1584) 982: ‘Verum, cum imperium modernis temporibus scissuram senserit, istę quoque civitates duae [i.e., Beirut and Constantinople] dominationem perdiderint, coeperunt quoque iura quovis loco tradi, et Bononiae maxime, quae legalium studiorum monarchiam tenuit, nec non Mutinae…’ But Pillius no doubt has in mind the division of the Empire into the Greek and Western, and would hold that the Roman Empire in the West was a unity, embracing the western kingdoms. Consider also the gloss to Inst 1.9.2. ad v. Romanorum: ‘Id est, omnium qui sunt de Rom. imp. Aliae vero gentes quaedam ut servos tenent filios, ut Sciavi; aliae ut prorsus absolutos, ut Francigenae…’ Google Scholar

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page 299 note 10 Appar. to Comp. III tit. de elect. c. Venerabilem (1.6.19; Decr. Greg. IX, 1.6.34): Schulte, , ‘Literaturgeschichte der Compilationes Antiquae,’ in Sitzungsber. d. kais. Akad. d. Wissenschaften zu Wien, Philos.-histor. Kl. 66 (1870) 130–31; Post, G., in Archiv f. kathol. Kirchenrecht 117 (1937) 407-8. Here I gave a version from a MS in which the words excepto regimine hyspanie were interpolated: ‘Sic enim regimen mundi, excepto regimine hyspanie, translatum est ad teuthonicos.’ This is in a copy of the Appar. of Tancred to Comp. III. But other MSS of the Appar. that I have seen do not have the words; more important, the Appar. of Joh. himself, with the full gloss, in Brit. Mus. MS Royal 11.C.VII, contains no such interpolation. Onory, Mochi, Fonti 236, is wrong in stressing these words as belonging to Joh. Teut. and indicating that even he weakened the universalism of the empire by making an exception of Spain; he failed to observe that I showed that the words were probably a later insertion, Arch. kath. KR 117. 407 n. 3.Google Scholar

page 299 note 11 The words, ‘et dicit lex ipse enim est princeps mundi et dominus,’ are in Bamberg MS Can. 19, fol. 132v, as given in Tancred’s Appar. to Comp. III. In the Appar. of Joh. himself, in MS Royal 11 C. VII, the words are deep in the margin and do not show clearly in my photograph. Hence I took them from the Bamberg MS.Google Scholar

page 299 note 12 Aliquis regum in Paris, B.N. MS lat. 3930, fol. 107. In MS Royal 11 C. VII the words are hidden in the margin, but one can make out regnum. Perhaps aliquod regnum is the better reading.Google Scholar

page 299 note 13 Falsum in MS Royal 11 C. VII; acefalum in MS lat. 3930.Google Scholar

page 299 note 14 As indicated in the preceding notes, I have taken the text chiefly from two MSS, Paris, B.N. MS lat. 3930, and Brit. Mus. MS Royal 11 C. VII, in both of which one finds the Appar. of Joh. Teut. to Comp. III, the decretals of Innocent III; partly also from the Appar. of Tancred to the same in Bamberg MS Can. 19.Google Scholar

page 300 note 15 Appar. to Comp. III, tit. Qui filli sint legit, c. Per venerabilem 4.12.2 (Decr. Greg. IX, 4.17.13), ad v. recognoscat: ‘De iure tamen subest romano imperatori, ut vii. q. i. in apibus [c.41]. ut dixi supra, de elec. venerabilem.’ Google Scholar

page 300 note 16 Glos. ord. to Dist. 1 c.12. This passage is on the idea that the Roman law, ius Quiritum, deals with legacies, wardships, contracts, etc.; Joh. ad v. quod nulli: ‘…Nam imperator est princeps totius mundi… Sed in diversis provinciis diversi reges sub eo constituti sunt… Qui ergo non vult esse sub Romano Imperio, nec haereditatem habere potest, nec alia quae hic de iure romano enumerantur…’ Google Scholar

page 300 note 17 To Dist. 63 c. 22 Adrianus, ad v. per singulas provincias: ‘…Fateamur ergo Imperatorem esse dominum mundi… Obstat quod reges Hispaniae, cum non subessent Imperio, regnum ab hostium faucibus eruerunt.’ See above, n.10.Google Scholar

page 300 note 18 Loc. cit.: ‘Ergo in Francia et in Hispania. Unus enim imperator…; quod concedo nisi probent se exemptos ab imperatore, ut xxiii. q. viii. c. si in morte § ecce. Unde adhuc de capite suo dabunt tributum imperatori omnes, cum non probent se exemptos ab imperatore, ut ff. de censi. 1. ult. Si enim dicunt se non subesse Romano imperio, per consequens dicunt se non habere aliquid proprii, ut infra [for supra], dist. j. ius quiritum [see above, n.16]. Fateamur, etc.’ Google Scholar

page 300 note 19 Summa to Decretum, Dist. 1 c. 12 Ius Quiritum; Causa 6 q.3 c.2 Scitote; 7 q.1 c.41 In apibus, and 15 q.6 c.3 Alius. I have consulted the work in the Paris, B.N. MS Iat. 3892, but do not need to repeat the passages, for they are in large part quoted by Koschaker, Paul, Europa und das römische Recht (Munich and Berlin 1947) 75; Onory, Mochi, Fonti 155, 174-6; Kuttner, , in Festschrift Wolff 93, 96 n.74; and Ullmann, W., ‘The Medieval Interpretation of Frederick I's Authentic « Habita »,’ Studi in Memoria di Paolo Koschaker (Milan 1953) 102 n.5. Ullmann exaggerates in saying that late twelfth-century doctrine maintained the unity of the Empire. We shall soon see how Peter the Chanter, and Richard de Mores (Anglicus) held the opposite; and the fact that Alanus in the early years of the thirteenth century believed in the independence of certain kings indicates a background in the twelfth century.Google Scholar

page 301 note 20 Onory, Mochi, Fonti 155.Google Scholar

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page 301 note 22 Paris, B.N. MS nouv. acq. lat. 1576, fol. 21, to Dist. 1 c.12 Ius Quiritum, ad v. proprie sunt romanorum: ‘…Roma communis omnium subiectorum patria, quia eodem iure debent uti, ut Insti. prologo, in principio. Unde iudei qui sunt subiecti romanis vivunt more romano, ut C. de iudeis, iudei [C. 1.12.2 — but more likely 1.12.4 Iussio]. Immo omnes latini debent istis legibus uti, quia unus tantum debet esse imperator, ut vii. q. i. in apibus [c.41]. Omnes subesse debent illi imperatori… Odie tamen non fit, quia non sunt omnes sub imperatore, sed ecclesia…’ Also in Kuttner, , in Festschrift M. Wolff 96 n. 76.Google Scholar

page 301 note 23 MS nouv. acq. lat. 1576, to Dist. 2 c.5: ‘Quod tamen rex in regno suo, quia quilibet rex in regno suo potest aliquid statuere… Leges autem generales solo imperatori licet condere…’ And to Dist. 4 c.3 In istis temporalibus : ‘Loquitur secundum antiqua tempora, quando plebs poterat legem condere. Odie solus imperatur…’ Google Scholar

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page 302 note 25 Below to n.55.Google Scholar

page 302 note 26 I am following here the convincing interpretation of the Super speculam by Kuttner, in Festschrift M. Wolff 79101.Google Scholar

page 302 note 27 Ibid. 98 n. 82.Google Scholar

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page 303 note 31 MS Royal 11 C. VII col. 257v, to Comp. V tit. De iudeis et saracenis, c. Intellecto 5.3.1, ad v. lege perpetua: ‘Ita habes quod rex potest facere in terra sua similiter. Prefectus pretorio potest facere legem quam omnes servare tenentur, dummodo non sit legi et constitutioni contraria…’ Google Scholar

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page 303 note 35 John of Salisbury, Ep. 239 (PL 199.271): Henry II ‘adeoque gloriatur ut palam dicat se nunc demum avi sui consecutum privilegium, qui in terra sua erat rex, legatus apostolica, patriarcha, imperator, et omnia quae volebat.’ Holtzmann, W., ‘Das mittelalterliche Imperium und die werdenden Nationen,’ Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Forschung des Landes Westfalen 7 (1953) 19, points this out.Google Scholar

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page 304 note 38 Smalley, Beryl, The Study of the Bible in the Middle Ages (Oxford 1941) 172 n. 1: ‘Sed si pares non habentes superiores, ut rex Francorum et imperator bellent, periculum est. Ad papam enim recurrendum esset, ut ad maiorem.’ Was Innocent III, in the Per venerabilem, acquainted with Peter the Chanter's words? Google Scholar

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page 304 note 41 Apparatus ‘Ius naturale’ (see Kuttner, , Repertorium 6775; Trad. 1.289 n.52; 7.339 ii.84) in Paris, B.N. MS lat. 15393, fol. 70. Compare with the last portion of the gloss published by Schulte and Mochi Onory (see preceding note): ‘…Sed numquid papa materialem gladium sibi posset retinere? Resp. non, dominus enim gladios diuisit, ut XCVI di. cum ad verum. et praeterea ecclesia ex hoc plurimum turbaretur. Et quod dictum est de imperatore, dictum habeatur de quolibet rege vel principe, qui nulli subest. Unusquisque enim tantum juris habet in regno suo, quantum imperator in imperio. Divisio enim regnorum de jure gentium introductum (a) a papa approbatur, licet antiquo jure gentium imperator unus in orbe esse deberet. A.’ This gloss belongs to the years 1207-10 (Kuttner, , Trad. 1.289 n.52); the gloss to the Decretum to about 1210-15. Both glosses, therefore, may be influenced by Innocent III's Per venerabilem, although Alanus does not cite the decretal.Google Scholar

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page 305 note 43 To 23 q.1 c.4 Quid culpatur, ad vv. penes principes sit: ‘De iure mero ille habet potestatem indicendi bellum, qui supra se non habet secularem potestatem. Alii autem, quantumcumque magni fuerint, sine superioris auctoritate non possunt, ut infra, q. prox. [23 q.2 c.1], et q. v. miles [c.12]. Consuetudo quorumdam locorum etiam aliis principibus, qui supra se habent dominos, concedit ius indicendi bellum sua auctoritate, et in civitatibus ytalie, et pro eis facit c. infra, e.q.ii. dominus [c.2]’; MS lat. 15393, fol. 181.Google Scholar

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