What is it about?
The Medieval legal theories on coinage and money were particularly significant in shaping how the circulation of wealth worked in that period. A particular significance is to be attributed to a brocard of the jurist Azo (12th-13th century).
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Why is it important?
The role played by Azo in the construction of Medieval monetary law is not unknown to the scholarship, but the scope of the legal contribution to a monetary thought has been underestimated so far. This article seeks to re-evaluate the Glossators’ contribution on coinage starting from the textual reconstruction and the edition of Azo’s brocard, then stressing its importance to the developing of a legal monetary thought.
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This page is a summary of: Moneta e cultura giuridica, Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis / Revue d Histoire du Droit / The Legal History Review, December 2019, Brill, DOI: 10.1163/15718190-00870a07.
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