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 De fide et legibus

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Author(s): Murphy, Sean
‘On faith and laws’ William of Auvergne Date: Unknown; probably between about 1220 and 1240 Original Language: Latin Description De fide et legibus is one of the seven treatises that make up William’s Magisterium divinale ac sapientiale; internal evidence indicates it was written after his De sacramentis and De virtutibus et moribus. The first section, De fide, is much shorter than the second, De legibus (in the 1674 edition, 17 pages for the former as compared with 85 pages for the latter), and the two sections read like two separate treatises – each has it…

William of Auvergne

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Author(s): Murphy, Sean
Guillaume d’Auvergne, Guillelmus Alvernus Date of Birth: Unknown; probably between 1180 and 1190 Place of Birth: Auvergne Date of Death: Late March (probably 30th) 1249 Place of Death: Paris Biography A native of the Auvergne region in France, probably born in or near Aurillac, William spent his entire professional life in Paris. He was a canon of the cathedral by 1223, and held a chair of theology in the university by 1225 – a twinning of political and intellectual professions that defined his career. William amply demonstr…

International Law relating to Islands (Volume 386)

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Author(s): D. Murphy, Sean
D. Murphy, Sean ABSTRACT In recent years, there have been important developments which have added considerably to the understanding of the international law relating to islands. In this course, Sean D. Murphy looks at a range of issues that arise with respect to international law relating to islands in light of these developments. The author first provides a brief survey of selected contemporary disputes concerning islands, as a means of highlighting the continuing significance of law in this area. …