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Livre de Geoffrey le Tor

 
Summary


Geoffrey le Tor, a member of a noble family of middling status, wrote his legal treatise known as the Livre de Geoffrey le Tort  (or Le Tor) sometime after 1265. The Livre, which addresses feudal customs such as the nature and implications of homage, is partially derived from Philip de Novara's legal treatise entitled the Livre de forme de plait, but Geoffrey's work offers some original material and is therefore not completely derivative. Le Tort family members remained active in Outremer society and Cyprus in particular until the second quarter of the fourteenth century.

Representative MSS

Bibliothèque Nationale de Paris, fonds fr., 19206

Edition
Beugnot, Arthur, ed. Recueil des Historiens des Croisades: Lois, tome 1. Paris: Académie Royal des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres (1841-3), pp. 433-50.

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Secondary Literature
Peter Edbury. "The 'Livre' of Geoffrey le Tor and the 'Assises' of Jerusalem." In Historia administrativa y ciencia de la administracion 15, Edited by M. J. Pelaez (Barcelona: Promocioines Publicaciones Universitarias, 1990), 4291-98.

Maurice Grandclaude, Étude critique sur les livres es Assises de Jérusalem. Paris: Jove, 1923.
ibid.,"Classement sommaire des manuscrits des principaux livres des Assises de Jérusalem," Revue historique de droit francais et étranger, series 4, 5 (1926), 418-475.
 

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