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La réception d'un texte en histoire du droit : théorie littéraire et systématisations juridiques

Abstract : Every reader, in the very act of reading, carries out a work of comprehension as well as of interpretation of the text. He must "outwit" the traps of the text and the actors in order to refine his interpretation. The present study attempts to bring to light a number of difficulties that legal historians are confronted with when they have to read and then interpret a text, particularly legal systematizations. To the methods of interpretation of legal historiography, often centered on textual criticism, can be added the questionings resulting from works of literary theory. Scholars, including Michel Foucault, Roland Barthes, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Jacques Derrida, Umberto Eco, Antoine Compagnon, and Michel de Certeau, have emphasized the complexity of interpretative work on texts. What can we actually know about an author, about his intention, about the work of writing itself? What is a reader, how the text reaches him and what use he makes of it? So many interrogations approached here in a pragmatic way, by articulating the reflection around a triadic conception of the text (intentio auctoris - intentio operis - intentio lectoris).
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Laurent Kondratuk. La réception d'un texte en histoire du droit : théorie littéraire et systématisations juridiques. Revue historique de droit français et étranger, Sirey, Dalloz, 2011, 89 (1), pp.1-16. ⟨hal-01343536v2⟩



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