Statutes and chartae libertatum issued by feudal lords in 13th and 14th century Tuscany - The historiography on rural statutes in medieval Italy has so far paid scant attention to stautory texts of seigneurial origin; these sources, however, contain important information on the residual authority of local landlords and on village communities between the 13th and 14th centuries. This contribution dwells on the style of local legislation in the Tuscan area and points out differences between documents issued by lay and ecclesiastical landlords. Whenever possible, these are compared to urban statutes.
Parole chiave: Medioevo; Toscana; Signoria; statuti; comunità rurali.
Key words: Middle Ages; Tuscany, Seigneuries; Statutes; Rural Communities.