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This selection of essays makes a tremendous contribution to our wisdom of feudalism and finance in France and Spain. Divided into 4 sections, it covers the use rulers made from courts, parlements, and assemblies for ceremonial, political and monetary reasons; the institutional formation of Catalonia; comparative reviews of France, Catalonia and Aragon within the 12th century; and financial and financial rules of up to date rulers.

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Vii, 18, art. 12; Lagarde, Tonneins, p. 118, art. 25 (this charter contains new articles, but the one cited and many others correspond to articles in the customs of Marmande); Arch. , JJ. 72, fol. 150v; "Coutumes d'Agen," ed. Moullie, Rec. Trav. Soc. Agen, v (1850), 241-244, vidimus of 1370. 148 C. Baradat de Lacaze, Astafort en Agenais, Notice historique et Coutumes (Paris-Agen, 1886), p. 200, charter of 1304; Chartes d'Agen, no. 145 (p. 281); "Chartes d'Agen," Arch. , xxxin, no. 48; cf. , Chancery Miscellanea (C 47), 26/13, art.

80-86; iii, cc. 1-3; ed. , 4 vols. to date (Valencia, 1967-72), ii, 243-77; iii, 11-19; Miret i Sans, Itinerari de ]aume I, pp. 46-78; Ferran Soldevila, Els primers temps de Jaume I (Barcelona, 1968), pp. 187-201, 259-72; and Histdria de Catalunya, znd edn. (Barcelona, 1963), pp. 272-85. 2. Antonio Marongiu, Medieval Parliaments, a Comparative Study, tr. S. J. Woolf (London, 1968), pp. 48-54; 'Geronimo Zurita e "las Cortes" d'Aragon', VII Congreso de Historia de la Corona de Aragon . , 3 vols. (Barcelona, 1962), ii.

C 47), 25/4/5 (cf. Charles d'Agen, no. 73, to be dated 1320, not 1286). As we have seen, the towns discussed their special problems at least as early as the 1220's. , vii, docs, 419-426; Chartes d'Agen, nos. 58, 74 (p. , n, no. 1056; m, no. , Chanc. Misc. (C 47), 26/13. , n, no. , Chanc. , 25/2/31; and see n. 149 above. 164 See Brit. , Cotton. MS. Julius E. 1, fols. 158-159v; "Chartes d'Agen se rapportant aux regnes de Jean le Bon et de Charles V," Arch. , xxxiv (1899), no. , n, no. 901; in, no.

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