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Master Thesis

Gouvernant et gouvernés : la justice du quotidien à Montélimar

Abstract : Claude Gauvard taught us that justice is a way to consider an entire society and perceive dynamics that hold society as a whole. The society of Montélimar’s vi-seneschalty reflects in justice of the land, assimilated by Louis II into Dauphiné in 1447. Dauphiné’s judicial system shows in every step that 15th century is a period of political evolutions. Recently added to Drôme Departmental Archives’ collection, the Montélimar’s vi-seneschalty register expresses these developments’ implications on the specific domain of vi-seneschalty and more. The judicial practicing laid down in this register implements global politics set up by Louis II who is a part of “the province legend” as Paul Murray-Kendall said. This vi-seneschalty, which is not very well known by historians, represent high stakes for the young prince who has to establish his sovereignty upon a new land, especially as this land is a bastion of allodial ownership and divided between various lords for several centuries. Dauphin’s sovereign politics, which brings to life this justice, establishes dialogue between the prince and his subjects. Dauphin worries’ as well as people’s worries, inspired this dialogue. In this way, Montélimar’s vi-seneschalty justice strengthen the relationship that ties ruler and governed through daily activities’ management.
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Julie Jeanblanc. Gouvernant et gouvernés : la justice du quotidien à Montélimar. Histoire. 2020. ⟨dumas-03188621⟩



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