An act by the notary in the Middle Ages

An act by the notary in the Middle Ages

The following article was written by Mariangela Lavecchia, Doctor in Law already the author, always for History Pills, of this article




medieval Notary

medieval Notary

The Law 89/1913, commonly known as "law notary”, regulates the system of notaries and notarial archives, defining all’article 1 the role of the notary.

He is a public official set up with the task of receiving the acts between the living and the last will, give them public faith, preserve the deposit, rilasciarne the copy, certificates and extracts.

The figure of the notary finds its origin in Italy.

The testimony of a first notarial activities from which you can make the institution of the modern notary descending date back to Middle Ages and they are more connected to the city of Bologna.

The ratio of that connection it is to be found, certainly, like other developing two banks in the same period : Common and universities, with which notaries had to deal, influencing each other in a positive.

In this regard there is the old Palazzo notary indicating the seat of the powerful Society of Notaries, located in the heart of the city, in which they were kept the notarial documents drawn up by local notaries.

Despite the important role currently held, the notary born with tasks very different from the current ones.

During the Roman Republic notarius He was the secretary of the emperor and the governors of the provinces with the task of bringing in writing from dictation notes and take notes at public or judicial speeches speeches.

Only in the late empire appeared the figure of carrier, that most approaches to today's figure, whose function is to draft private deeds but did not hold a public office (Photo gives: