In the early medieval society, the gift, the donation, does not fully respond to the logic of gratuitousness, but, as modern anthropology teaches about the "primitive" societies, is part of a dense network of interpersonal relationships. An emblematic exemple in this sense can be represented by the case of the donationes pro anima, typical of Lombard civilization between VII and VIII century, which is notable for the 'Communal’ nature of this act, but which, at the same time, opens (or rather re-opens) the way to forms of voluntary succession that seemed to have disappeared with the Roman civilitas, for the benefit of rules inspired by a super-individual dimension of social life.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] Liberality as a factor in the development of law: an early medieval case|
|Title of host publication||Una Filantropia Nuova. Economia, diritto e filosofia per una societa' digitale collaborativa|
|Editors||M. Tallacchini, E.A. Vendramini, G. Manfredi, M. De Paoli, A. Pavesi|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|