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Report No. t068

Jacobus Cuiacius

1533–1590

 

Alternative Names

Jacques Cujas

 

Biography/Description

Perhaps the best-known of the ‘pure scholars’ among the humanist jurists of the 16th century, J. taught both at Bourges and at Valence. The fact that his scholarship is so good (it can be used today) makes it difficult to recover why it was so important in its time. A Paris thesis about him Xavier Prévost, Jacques Cujas (1522–1590), Le droit à l’épreuve de l’humanisme has just appeared in a revised version: Jacques Cujas (1522–1590): jurisconsulte humaniste (Genève 2015). For the item in TUI 1584, see below under Ulpian.

Source: L. Winkel, in DHJF 291–293.

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