Philippe de Rémi (died 1296)


Philippe de Rémi (died 1296)

Philippe de Rémi or Philippe de Beaumanoir (c.1247–1296), contemporarily "Phelippes de Beaumanoir", was a French jurist and royal official. He was a junior son of Philippe de Rémi (d. 1265), poet and bailli of the Gâtinais, who was renowned for his 20,000 verses of poems including "La Manekine", "Jehan et Blonde" and a "salut d'amour".

After studies of law in Orléans and perhaps Bologna, de Rémi became bailli of Clermont in the county of Beauvaisis (1279), then seneschal of Poitou (1284) and the Saintonge (1287). Afterwards, he came to hold some of the most senior administrative offices in the realm: bailli of the Vermandois (1289), the Touraine (1291) and Senlis (1292).

His administrative experience formed the basis of his principal work, the "Coustumes de Beauvoisis" of 1283, which was first printed in 1690. Even though barely noticed in its own time, it was later regarded as one of the best works bearing on old French customary law, and was frequently referred to with high admiration by Montesquieu, who called him "la lumière de son temps" ("the light of his times").

References

* cite book |last= Montazel |first= Laurence |pages= 71 | chapter= Philippe de Beaumanoir
editor= Michael Stolleis (ed.) |title= Juristen: ein biographisches Lexikon; von der Antike bis zum 20. Jahrhundert |edition= 2nd edition |year= 2001 |publisher= Beck |location= München |language= German |id= ISBN 3406 45957 9

* Cite book
publisher = University of Pennsylvania Press
isbn = 0812231058
pages = 749
last = Akehurst
first = F. R. P.
title = The Coutumes De Beauvaisis of Philippe De Beaumanoir
date = 1992-03

* Cite book
publisher = Edwin Mellen Press
isbn = 0773473831
pages = 304
last = Heller
first = Sarah-Grace
coauthors = Michelle Reichert
title = Essays on the Poetic and Legal Writings of Philippe De Remy and His Son Phiilippe De Beaumanoir of Thirteenth-Century France
date = 2001-11

* Cite book
publisher = GEMOB
pages = 136
last = Groupe d'étude des monuments et oeuvres d'art de l'Oise et du Beauvaisis
title = Colloque Scientifique International Organisé Pour La Commémoration Du VIIe Centenaire Des "Coutumes Et Usages Du Beauvaisis" De Philippe De Beaumanoir
location = Beauvais
date = 1983


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