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Histoires d'eau. Les conflits sur l'approvisionnement en eau de Carpentras (XIVe-XVe siècles)

Abstract : In 1303, Pope Clement V acquired a spring in Caromb in order to provide water supply, though a system of pipes, to the city of Carpentras. This sale marks the beginning of a series of conflicts between the two communities. By looking at the terms of the sale made by the lords of Caromb to the papacy and the city of Carpentras, and by studying how the forms of conflict evolved through the years, we can underscore the legal difficulties posed by property questions in the case of springs, and show how ways of negotiation between the papacy and the local communities of the Comtat Venaissin were transformed form the early fourteenth to the early fifteenth century. The conflicts fall into three phases : beginning with the revolt of the people of Caromb and the partial destruction of the pipes, they end with the writing of statutes defining the conditions of their use and upkeep. The redaction of these statutes, first closely controlled by the papacy, was eventually assumed by the communities themselves, with the help of hired lawyers.
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Valérie Theis. Histoires d'eau. Les conflits sur l'approvisionnement en eau de Carpentras (XIVe-XVe siècles). Médiévales, Presses universitaires de Vincennes, 2007, automne 2007 (53), p. 23-38. ⟨hal-00784116⟩



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