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Étude de deux chartriers de laïcs en Basse-Normandie au Moyen Âge

Abstract : Laymen were the main clients of late medieval notaries. The study of two lay archives from the region of Alençon reveals various reasons for keeping notarial contracts, seen as proof of constitution of estate, as a means of protecting family possessions, or as a tool of daily administration of personal relationships. In this context, the notary’s role was not limited to writing these documents. He also contributed to the proper functioning of local seigniorial powers: as a man of probity, he was an intermediary between contractees, his reputation serving the relations between lords and their dependents.
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Isabelle Bretthauer. Étude de deux chartriers de laïcs en Basse-Normandie au Moyen Âge. Cahiers de Recherches Médiévales et Humanistes / Journal of Medieval and Humanistic Studies, Classiques Garnier, 2011, pp.431-440. ⟨10.4000/crm.12563⟩. ⟨hal-02293950⟩

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