HAUTESERRE (Antoine Dadin de)

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HAUTESERRE (Antoine Dadin de)
De fictionibus iuris, tractatus quinque. Paris, Pierre Lamy, 1659. In-4, contemporary soft vellum.
First edition of the first work devoted to the notion of "fiction" in the legal field.
In line with the fundamental legal principle, known since Aristotle, according to which "what has happened cannot not have happened", [jurists] restrict the scope of application of those fictions that clash too brutally with the order willed by God to what they consider biologically possible outside of the miracle. One will thus evolve from now on on on the ground of the plausible, [...] while restoring to fiction a new vigour, to the point that a work is especially devoted to it, in this case the De fictionibus, by a canonist from Toulouse (Olivier Guerrier, "Fictions du droit et espace littéraire" in Fictions du savoir à la Renaissance, 2002).
Considered as the author's main work, the De fictionibus juris was hailed at its publication "and received praise for the novelty of its conception" (Poumarède, Antoine Dadin de Hauteserre. L'oeuvre politique d'un professeur toulousain, sous Louis XIV, 2008).
Large light wetness affecting several leaves.
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