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This chapter discusses the extensive career of Lodovico Pontanos led from the northern Italian universities of Bologna, Florence and Siena on the Curia, the Aragonese court and the Council of Basel to the Central European universities and princely courts from Brussels, Cologne and Louvain. An almost synchronous image of the major areas of impact of legal scholars in the 1430s can be sketched from the limited perspective of a single person with a necessarily chronologically sequential mode of presentation. In all career highlights the effort of the Lodovico Pontanos can be observed to make the legal skills as domination relevant expertise in the service of the formation and legitimation of social activism and political order configurations. Pontano could make important contributions even for administrative and jurisdictional structure of the Council of Basle. The original text of the chapter is in German.

Keywords: Council of Basle; jurisdictional structure; legitimation; Lodovico Pontanos; social activism; Zusammenfassung



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