Esser Maxine, John of Salisbury and law, (dir. J. Hudson, University of St Andrews)
En cours depuis 2011/In preparation since 2011
Looking at all the works of John of Salisbury, the aim of my thesis is to concentrate on legal aspects contained therein, specifically how much law John knew; where he gained knowledge of law, in terms of sources used; how his thinking differs from his contemporaries, or otherwise. My research shall also consider specific aspects of legal discussion covered by John in his Policraticus, e.g. the legality of soldiers; how a prince should behave within the law; and the role of judges. Additionally, to what extent John appeared as a legal advisor to the Archbishop of Canterbury will be addressed.