DE L’HISTOIRE DU DROIT FRANÇAIS: JACQUES GODEFROY

Authors

  • Elena Damian

Abstract

An important representative of the Godefroy family, a true dynasty of legal advisers and historians, Jacques Godefroy (Geneva, 1587-1652) spent almost his entire life in Geneva. In 1619 he was named professor of law at the University of Geneva, but he was better known and more appreciated for his numerous works than for his teaching activity. Among his works, the most famous and mostly used by jurists is the remarkable commentary on the Theodosian Code, Codex Theodosianus that appeared in Lyon, in 1665, in 3 volumes in-folio and was reedited in Leipzig in 1736-1745. A few copies of the valuable works of the French scholar can be found in Transylvania as well, and they are still kept even today in some prestigious libraries in Cluj-Napoca or Târgu-Mure?. Among the owners of these books there also were the well-known scholars Timotei Cipariu and Sámuel Teleki.

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Studies and Articles