Vittorio Formentin

Clauses of will in Paduan vernacular during the Carrara period

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Keywords: Paduan Dialect in the Middle Ages; Padua under the Carrara; Will; Common Law.

The article publishes a private text (1386) that contains the last wishes written in the vernacular by an important member of the Paduan nobility at the time of the Carrarese lordship. The text then served as a model for the notary who drew up the real will in the universal language of law, namely Latin. The vernacular document presents many aspects of interest to historians of language, palaeographers, historians of law and historians of the Italian Middle Ages. The author seeks to highlight its multifaceted nature, making it an exemplary case of interdisciplinary study.

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