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Bartolus of Sassoferrato (or Saxoferrato) (1313/14–57)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-T026-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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The Bartolist school of civil lawyers or ‘commentators’ dominated university law teaching from the fourteenth century. Challenged by the humanists in the sixteenth century, they remained influential in practice. Bartolus excelled among them in the ability to devise solutions to practical problems and provide clear and workable doctrines applying the civil law texts to legal and political problems.

Citing this article:
Gordon, William M.. Bartolus of Sassoferrato (or Saxoferrato) (1313/14–57), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-T026-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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