Germanic Kingdoms

Common features and differences between the institutions of the various Germanic kingdoms came herein, fundamentally, by the greater or lesser degree of both peoples romanization itself as of the territories in which they settled. The political organization was based in the elective monarchy, formed on a tribal structure, and maintenance in the bosom of this Germanic institutions and the ideal Warrior.The ancestral religion of primitive Germanic tribes and Arianism gave to the thrust of Catholicism, and the latter ended up being the predominant faith. The social order of the majority of the population and the economic and administrative structures at levels provincial and municipal were Romans, as well as the Organization of the Palace, otherwise almost never physically located in a fixed, with susfuncionarios capital. The palatal charges were in great measure followers of the Roman tradition, except for some positions of Germanic origin, mainly those of the environment of the monarch, as the Seneschal and the Mariscal, heads, respectively, of the military and civilian houses. In legislation, in principle Germans are abided to its customary law and the Romans to their own laws. The first compilation legalgermanica was the code of the Visigothic king Euric (c. 475).

His son Alarico II gathered in an epitome or Breviary Roman law (506). The salian Franks also put in writing (and also in latin) its Salic law. In Visigothic Spain, King Recesvinto promulgated the aforementioned Liber Iudiciorum of 654, endorsed by the eighth Council of Toledo, which supersedes the previous legislation All subjects should adhere to him, and was essential to peninsular drive, because after the Muslim invasion of the Christian kingdoms adopted it (with the name of Fuero juzgo) and was part of the reconquest in force duranteuna.

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