Postglossarists

Postglossarists

 

(postglossators), an Italian legal school that succeeded the glossarists in the mid-13th century. The post-glossarists interpreted legal concepts and individual fragments from the Code of Justinian that were contained in the works of the glossarists in an attempt to form what they called a common opinion of scholars (communis opinio doctorum). In their commentaries, the postglossarists departed from the original meaning of the constructions of Roman law and were very successful in adapting Roman law to the norms of contemporary canon law, city law, and customary law. Adapted to the conditions of feudal society by the work of the postglossarists, Roman law was adopted in many Western European countries. The best known representatives of the postglossarists were Bartolo (Bartolus), Baldus, and Mayno (Mainus).

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