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Clef des Assizes

Summary
In this little studied (or referenced) work, the anonymous author summarized many of the doctrines first found in the work of John of Ibelin. The work begins with an extended prologue, then condenses John's work to its most essential points, and presents them in a schematic, almost proverb-like form, as to provide a practical and useful guide to the legal customs he describes.

Representative MSS
Venice, Biblioteca Marciana, fr. app. 20 (=265), (ff cclxir-cclxxviiiv).  
Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, cod. gall 771.
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Edition
Beugnot, Arthur, ed. Assises de Jérusalem ou recueil des ouvrages de jurisprudence composés pendant le XIIIe siècle dans les royaumes de Jérusalem et de Chypre. Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1841–1843. 573-600.

Secondary Literature
Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres. Histoire littéraire de la France: ouvrage commencé par des religieux bénédictins de la Congrégation de Saint Maur, et continué par des membres de l’Institut. Paris, France: Imprimerie Nationale, 1847.
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