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On the Gesta municipalia and the Public Validation of Documents in Frankish Europe

Brown, Warren C. (2012) On the Gesta municipalia and the Public Validation of Documents in Frankish Europe. Speculum, 87 (2). pp. 345-375. ISSN 0038-7134. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20120926-145929250

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Abstract

The disappearance of the late-Roman gesta municipalia, or municipal document registers, is one of the milestones along the road in Europe that leads from late antiquity to the early Middle Ages. While they survived, these registers apparently served two constituencies. The late-Roman state used the gesta municipalia to keep track of tax obligations as property changed hands. Citizens for their part validated and secured legal transactions by having the documents generated by their transactions ratified by the civic authorities and copied into the gesta.


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Additional Information:© 2012 Cambridge University Press. Published online: 13 June 2012.
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Official Citation: Warren C. Brown (2012). On the Gesta municipalia and the Public Validation of Documents in Frankish Europe. Speculum, 87, pp 345-375 doi:10.1017/S0038713412001066
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