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  The Salic Law
The Salic Law was not applied or used in any other case: the fiefs of France passed by primogeniture to males and, in the absence of males, to females.
The next time the Salic Law was invoked in France was in the late 16th century, to rule out Spanish claims to the kingdom of France arising from the marriage of Élisabeth of France, sister of the last three Valois kings, to Philip II of Spain.
The Salic Law was introduced in Spain by Philip V, grandson of Louis XIV (though secretly repealed in 1789: doubts over the validity of this secret repeal gave rise to the Carlist claims to the Spanish throne in 1833, which continued until the 1930s when the Carlist line died out.
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  SALIC LAW - LoveToKnow Article on SALIC LAW   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
As yet the law is not impregnated with the Christian spirit; this absence of both Christian and Pagan elements is due to the fact that many of the Franks were still heathens, although their king had been converted to Christianity.
The Salic Law is pre-eminently a penal code, which shows the amount of the fines for various offences and crimes, and contains, besides, some civil law enactments, such as the famous chapter on succession to private property (de alode), which declares that daughters cannot inherit land.
As the Salians, however, were the victorious race, the law acquired an authority in excess of the other barbarian laws, and in the additions made to the Ripuarian, Lombard, and other allied laws, the Carolingians endeavoured to bring these laws into harmony with the Salic Law.
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 Talk:Salic law - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Also, it seems to me that Spain had the Salic law at one point and dropped it as a result of a protracted and unpleasant war, but my memory is hazy (on both points).
At the famous debate where salic law is said to have been adopted, although it was a legal fiction used a century later to justify the whole thing, Mahaut (sometimes called Marguerite) d'Artois was the peeress of Artois in her own right.
With respect to the 100 years war, no jurist mentioned the Salic Law as a reason why the English king should not be the king of France before the 15th century.
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 Salic law - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Salic law was the basis for the laws of Charlemagne, but by the 12th century, both the Frankish kings and their laws had changed.
The influence of Salic law is presumed to explain why she is toasted as "The Queen our Duke." The argument would similarly apply in the Isle of Man where she holds the title of Lord of Mann.
Notwithstanding the Salic law, when Francis II of Brittany died in 1488 without male issue, his daughter Anne succeeded him and ruled as duchess of Brittany until her death in 1514.
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 Salic law, rule of succession. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
It is called the Salic law on the mistaken supposition that it was part of the Lex Salica (see Germanic laws); provisions of that code forbade female succession to property but were not concerned with titles or offices.
The rule was also involved in the rivalry of Stephen and Matilda for the throne of England and in the claim of Edward III to the French succession (one cause of the Hundred Years War).
Because the Guelphs followed the Salic law, the union of Great Britain and Hanover—begun when the elector of Hanover ascended the British throne as George I—had to be discontinued when Victoria ascended the British throne.
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 EARLY GERMANIC LAWS - LoveToKnow Article on EARLY GERMANIC LAWS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
They present somewhat similar features with the Salic law, but often differ from it in the date of compilation, the amount of fines, the number and nature of the crimes, the number, rank, duties and titles of the officers, andc.
Lex Bajuvariorum.We possess an important law of the Bavarians, whose duchy was situated in the region east of the Lech, and was an outpost of Germany against the Huns, known later as Avars.
The law established the ancient customs, at the same time eliminating anything that was contrary to the spirit of Christianity; it proclaimed the peace of the churches, whose possessions it guaranteed and whose right of asylum it recognized.
51.1911encyclopedia.org /G/GE/GERMANIC_LAWS_EARLY.htm   (2338 words)

 The Avalon Project : Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Documents
Anglo-Saxon Law - Extracts From Early Laws of the English.
The Bull of Pope Adrian IV Empowering Henry II to Conquer Ireland.
Julian Law on Agrarian Matters, 58(?) B.C. Law of Caesar on Municipalities, 44 B.C. Laws of Richard I (Coeur de Lion) Concerning Crusaders Who Were to Go by Sea.
www.yale.edu /lawweb/avalon/medieval/medmenu.htm   (313 words)

 Salic Law   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The law of the Salian Franks issued under Clovis in the early 6th century.
Owing little to other contemporary law codes or to Roman law, it is concerned with both criminal and civil law.
This canon was invoked in France in 1316 and 1321 to prevent a woman from succeeding to the throne and, in 1328, Edward III's claim to the French Crown was rejected on the grounds that his claim was by female descent.
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 Salic law - ArtPolitic Encyclopedia of Politics : Information Portal
Salic Law is the traditional law that regulates the dynastic succession in the English and French monarchies.
The War of the Austrian Succession was triggered by the Pragmatic sanction[?] in which Charles VI of Austria attempted to overturn Salic Law to ensure the succession of Maria Theresa of Austria.
Salic law was also an important issue in the Schleswig-Holstein question.
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 The Salic Law   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Salic Law was, indeed, an invention of the early 14
The Salic Law became an issue of public concern in the 1570s when Elizabeth dallied with the thought of marrying the Duke of d'Alencon.
All in all, the English considered the Salic Law to be an act of great injustice but thought the refutation of the law alone would not suffice to ensure the English rule in France.
www.unibuc.ro /eBooks/filologie/meanings/29.htm   (991 words)

 Edward Gibbon : On Personal Law (1776)
In the Salic laws, and the Pandects of Justinian, we may compare the first rudiments, and the full maturity, of civil wisdom; and whatever prejudices may be suggested in favour of barbarism, our calmer reflection will ascribe to the Romans the superior advantages, not only of science and reason, but of humanity and justice.
Yet, the laws of the barbarians were adapted to their wants and desires, their occupation and their capacity; and they all contributed to preserve the peace, and promote the improvement of society for whose use they were originally established.
The children embraced the law of their parents, the wife that of her husband, the freedman that of his patron; and in all causes where the parties were of different nations, the plaintiff or accuser was obliged to follow the tribunal of the defendant, who may always plead a judicial presumption of right or innocence.
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 Montesquieu: The Spirit of Laws: Book 18
The Salic law enjoins that after the father's sister, the succession should be held by the nearest relative male; but if this relative was beyond the fifth degree, he should not inherit.
It was not the Salic law that formed the establishment of fiefs, by setting bounds to the succession of females; but it was the establishment of fiefs that prescribed limits to the succession of females, and to the regulations of the Salic law.
By the Salic law, all the brothers succeeded equally to the land, and this was also decreed by a law of the Burgundians.
www.constitution.org /cm/sol_18.htm   (7082 words)

 Northvegr - Commentary To the Germanic Laws and Medieval Documents
As the abandonment or cession of property, in Salic law at least, could not take place except by the throwing of the festuca from the hand, this gurpire, werpire came to mean "to throw," a fact amply proved by hundreds of quotations.
Thus it is clear that the Salic law has forced the word on all the Germanic nations, without itself containing a trace of the word before the end of the eighth century, which once more establishes the Arabic origin of the word.
The Langobard law in question deals with the surety which the purchaser receives from the seller of a horse to guarantee the seller in case the horse was stolen.
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 Feature: Civil Law Notary: An Office Whose Time Has Come?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
If the civil law notary drafts the relevant legal document, he or she must make sure that the legal instrument accurately represents the intent of the parties, that the parties understand the legal nature and effect of the instrument, and that the legal instrument complies with applicable law.
After the civil law notary is satisfied that the legal instrument is properly drafted and understood by the parties, he or she authenticates the legal instrument.
The office of a civil law notary is a public office, and as an appointed public official, the civil law notary is subject to ethical standards as well as special civil and criminal liability for abuse or misuse of the office.
www.dcbar.org /for_lawyers/washington_lawyer/march_2005/notary.cfm   (1994 words)

 PRAGMATIC SANCTION OF 1830 - ABOLITION OF SEMI-SALIC LAW   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
On 30 Jan 1832 the Queen gave birth to a second child, the Infanta Luisa Fernanda, and on 4 April the Infanta Isabel was presented to the Cortes as heiress to the throne.
The Queen Regent was forced to resign the Regency on 12 Oct 1840, and was replaced by the liberal minister General Espartero, until Isabel II was prematurely declared to have attained her majority at the age of thirteen on 10 Nov 1843.
In this he made it clear that semi-Salic law had assured the prestige and power of the "three branches of the August House of Bourbon" and that it had been promulgated to "assure to the August House of Bourbon the possession of a Throne bought with the highest sacrifice".[Doc 35.
www.chivalricorders.org /royalty/bourbon/france/success/sucprt4.htm   (2707 words)

 SALIC LAW - Online Information article about SALIC LAW
Louis the Pious in the form of additamenta to the Salic Law.
France, and it is absolutely false to suppose that it was the Salic Law that was invoked in 1316 and 1322.to exclude the daughters of Louis X. and See also:
late as the loth and r rth centuries we find certain texts invoking the Salic Law, but only in a vague and general way; and it would be rash to conclude from this that the Salic Law was still in force.
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 Salic law - TheBestLinks.com - Archbishop of Canterbury, Charlemagne, Channel Islands, Capetian, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
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As actually interpreted by the Salian Franks, the law simply prohibited women from inheriting Salic land, and under Chilperic I, the law was actually amendended to permit inheritance of land by a daughter if a man had no surviving sons.
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 Montesquieu: The Spirit of Laws: Book 28
The Salic law did not allow of the custom of negative proofs; that is, if a person brought a demand or charge against another, he was obliged by the Salic law to prove it, and it was not sufficient for the second to deny it, which is agreeable to the laws of almost all nations.
The law gave a particular indemnity to the accuser, who would allow the accused to make his defence by a negative proof: the plaintiff was at liberty to be satisfied with the oath of the defendant, as he was at liberty to forgive him the injury.
When capital laws were made in the last century against duels, perhaps it would have been sufficient to have deprived a warrior of his military capacity by the loss of his hand; nothing in general being a greater mortification to mankind than to survive the loss of their character.
www.constitution.org /cm/sol_28.htm   (17437 words)

 Legal Definition of Salic , Salique Law
SALIC, SALIQUE LAW - The Common Law of France.
The name of a code of laws so called from the Salians, a people of Germany, who settled in Gaul under their king Phararaond.
De terra vero salica nulla portio haereditatis transit in mulierem, sed hoc viriles sextus acquirit, hoc est filii in ipsa haereditate succedunt; no part of the salique land passes to females, but the males alone are capable of taking, that is the sons succeed to the inheritance.
www.lectlaw.com /def2/s002.htm   (135 words)

 The Avalon Project : The Salic Law.
But he who summons another, and does not come himself, shall, if a lawful impediment have not delayed him, be sentenced to 15 shillings, to be paid to him whom he summoned.
If any one shall have killed a free Frank, or a barbarian living under the Salic law, and it have been proved on him, he shall be sentenced to 8000 denars.
Then the "Thunginus" shall say: " I bann thy opponent to what the Salic law decrees." Then he to whom the promise was made shall warn him (the debtor) to make no payment or pledge of payment to any body else until he have fulfilled his promise to him (the creditor).
www.yale.edu /lawweb/avalon/medieval/salic.htm   (4066 words)

 AllRefer.com - Salic law, rule of succession (Political Science: Terms And Concepts) - Encyclopedia
Salic law, rule of succession, Political Science: Terms And Concepts
Salic law[sA´lik] Pronunciation Key, rule of succession in certain royal and noble families of Europe, forbidding females and those descended in the female line to succeed to the titles or offices in the family.
Because the Guelphs followed the Salic law, the union of Great Britain and Hanover : begun when the elector of Hanover ascended the British throne as George I : had to be discontinued when Victoria ascended the British throne.
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 New York Racing Association - Belmont   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Salic Law has been on a pretty good run since breaking his maiden at Aqueduct last November, winning five of seven starts.
Salic Law enters the Bowling Green off one of the better victories of his career, an easy 2 ¼-length score in a $60,000 Handicap June 25th.
Salic Law drew post 7 under jockey Richard Migliore.
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 The Salic Law
It is important to note that elements of Salic Law continued to affect European law into the 19th century, particularly the ban on female succession and inheritance.
And he who summons another shall walk with witnesses to the home of that man, and, if he be not at home, shall bid the wife or any one of the fancily to make known to him that he has been summoned to court.
Then the "Thunginus" shall say: "I bann thy opponent to what the Salic law decrees." Then he to whom the promise was made shall warn him (the debtor) to make no payment or pledge of payment to any body else until he have fulfilled his promise to him (the creditor).
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 Medieval Sourcebook: The Salic Law   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
If any one have assaulted and plundered a freeman, and it be proved on him, he shall be sentenced to 63 shillings.
If the fortunes of all cannot be equal, if the mental capacities of all cannot be the same, at least the legal rights of all those who are citizens of the same state ought to be equal.
Laws are not laid down with reference to individuals but for general application.
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 Albertrani Goes Bowling With Salic Law - bloodhorse.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Salic Law spent many mornings schooling with the New York Racing Association gate crew last summer and began to improve little by little.
Salic Law has won five of seven starts since breaking his maiden at Aqueuduct in November.
Salic Law enters the Bowling Green off an easy 2 ¼-length score in a $60,000 handicap at 11 furlongs June 25.
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 English Position of the Throne of France
If Philippe's claim be based upon this law he be at most, the baron of a small forested waste along the Elbe, to which he is welcome.
This law is irrelevant to the Kingdom of France, being written by another government, before the Monarchy of France which we claim was ever founded.
Salic law was written by King Pharamond when this part of Germany was only partially Christianized, to protect Christian colonists who married local woman with pagan leanings.
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 The Works of Voltaire, vol. 6 (1901): The Online Library of Liberty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
At what time the Salic law was framed or interpreted is not of the slightest consequence; it does exist, it is respectable, it is useful; and its utility has rendered it sacred.
But laws have proceeded, in almost every state, from the interest of the legislator, from the urgency of the moment, from ignorance, and from superstition, and have accordingly been made at random, and irregularly, just in the same manner in which cities have been built.
The first law that was brought forward and carried, was a law of toleration, that the Greek priest might never forget that the Latin priest was his fellow-man; that the Mussulman might bear with his Pagan brother; and that the Roman Catholic might not be tempted to sacrifice his brother Presbyterian.
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