Wydawnictwo KUL 2013




List of Abbreviations



Section 1 The Subject of the Research 
Section 2 The Sources 
Section 3 The Research Literature 
Section 4 The Aim of This Work and Research Problems 
Section 5 The Structure of This Work

CHAPTER I : The Roman Roots of Crimen Maiestatis


Section 6 The Roman Notion of Maiestas 
Section 7 Perduellio and Crimen Maiestatis in Roman Legal Sources 
Section 8 Roman Legislation on Perduellio and Crimen Maiestatis 
Section 9 Offences Classified in Roman Law as Lese-Majesty 
Section 10 Punishability of the Stage-Dependent Forms of an Offence 
Section 11 Sanctions for the Offence of Lese-Majesty According to the Roman Legal Sources 
1. Capital Punishment and Interdictio Aquae et Ignis 
2. Confiscation of Property 
3. Infamy
4. Damnatio Memoriae 
Section 12 Liability of the Wrongdoer’s Family under the Lex Quisquis 
Section 13 The Distinctive Features of the Roman Process in Lese-Majesty Cases 
Section 14 Roman Crimen Maiestatis as a Foundation of the European Doctrine

CHAPTER II: Maiestas and Crimen Maiestatis in the European Doctrine from the 16th through the 18th Centuries


Section 15 The Influence of Roman law on the Concept of Crimes against the State in the Collections of Germanic Laws 
Section 16 The Reception of Roman Crimen Maiestatis in Medieval Europe 
Section 17 The Definitions of Maiestas and Crimen Maiestatis in the European Doctrine 
Section 18 Offences Classified by the Doctrine as Crimen Laesae Maiestatis
Section 19 The Influence of Roman Law on Western Authors' Views Regarding the Sanctions and the Distinctive Features of the Crime of Lese-Majesty 
Section 20 The European Background to the Adoption of Crimen Maiestatis in Poland

CHAPTER III: The Influence of Roman Law on the Concept of the Crime of Lese-Majesty in the Polish Legal Sources and the Doctrine from the 16th through the 18th Centuries


Section 21 The Polish Legal Sources on the Crime of Lese-Majesty 
Section 22 Polish Legal Literature from the 16th to the 18th Century 
Section 23 Majesty and the Crime of Lese-Majesty in the Polish Doctrine from the 16th through the 18th Centuries 
Section 24 Acts Classified as Lese-Majesty in the Light of the Sources of Law and Doctrine in Old Poland 
1. Assassination Attempt on the Monarch and Other Persons under Legal Protection 
2. Crimen Maiestatis and Perduellio 
3. Heresy as Crimen Laesae Maiestatis 
4. Other Offences
Section 25 Forms of Criminal Action According to the Polish Legal Sources and the Doctrine 
Section 26 Phenomenal Forms and Stages of Crimen Maiestatis in the Output of Polish Legal Writers 
Section 27 Sanctions for Crimen Laesae Maiestatis in Poland 
1. General 
2. Infamy 
3. Confiscation of Property
Section 28 Liability of the Wrongdoer’s Family in the Polish Doctrine 
Section 29 Distinctive Features of Lese-Majesty Proceedings in Poland
Section 30 Roman Law as a Unifying Factor in the Polish Doctrine on Crimen Laesae Maiestatis

CHAPTER IV: Roman Law in Crimen Laesae Maiestatis Trials from 16th to 18th Century


Section 31 Selected Lese-Majesty Trials in Poland before the Turn of the 18th Century
Section 32 The Problem of Admissibility of the Subsidiary Application of Roman Law in Cases InvolvingMaiestas
Section 33 Roman Law and the Legal Classification of Certain Forms of Lese-Majesty
1. Defamation of the Monarch 
2. Arguments for a Broader Legal Protection 
Section 34 Examples of the Use of Roman Law for Evidence Evaluation 
Section 35 The Influence of Common Law on the Assessment of the Stages of Commission and Phenomenal Forms of the Offence 
Section 36 The Use of Roman Law in the Assessment of Circumstances Excluding Unlawfulness or Guilt 
Section 37 A Subsidiary Role of Roman Law in Deciding the Size of Penalty 
Section 38 The Problem of Direct Application of Roman Law in Crimen Laesae Maiestatis Proceedings in Poland




Index of sources