The "Justification" of Johannes Parvus: when preaching makes itself the advocate of tyrannicide

Royer-Hemet, Catherine (2018) The "Justification" of Johannes Parvus: when preaching makes itself the advocate of tyrannicide. In: Verbum e ius: predicazione e sistemi giuridici nell'Occidente medievale = preaching and legal frameworks in the Middle Ages. Reti Medievali E-Book (32). Firenze University Press, Firenze, pp. 201-212. ISBN 978-88-6453-809-9

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The murder of Louis, duke of Orléans, in November 1407 was the starting point of a bitter feud between the two great rival houses of the kingdom of France, the Armagnacs and the Burgundians. This was no random killing and had been engineered by John, duke of Burgundy. Once the deed was done, this mighty vassal of Charles VI, the mad king of France, had to find someone good enough for his defence. Master Jean Petit, a member of the University of Paris, devised and delivered the Justification of the Duke of Burgundy, a well-known speech, with all the attributes and technical characteristics of a medieval sermon, which barely, even at that time, managed to justify the unjustifiable.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Nella Parte II: Predicatori e giuristi, predicatori giuristi = Preachers and Jurists, Preachers as jurists.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Middle Ages, 15th Century, Law and Religion, Kingdom of France, Justification, Tyrannicide, Preaching, Civil war, Political murder, Sermon, Holy Bible, Ius, Law, Usurpation, Valois, Hundred Years War
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D111 Medieval History
Depositing User: dr Vincenzo De Luise
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2019 06:02
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2019 06:02


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