Medieval Councils, Decretals and Collections of Canon Law: 2nd Edition (Hardback) book cover

Medieval Councils, Decretals and Collections of Canon Law

2nd Edition

By Stephan Kuttner


408 pages

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Hardback: 9780860783367
pub: 1992-03-26

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First published in 1980, but then out of print for several years, this collection, together with The History of Ideas and Doctrines of Canon Law in the Middle Ages, presents a series of fundamental articles by the acknowledged master of medieval canon law studies. For this second edition they have been provided with extensive sections of new notes and references and the detailed indexes have been wholly revised and expanded. The volumes therefore now constitute essential works of reference for all those interested in the study of the medieval Church and its law. Ces deux collections, tout d’abord publiées en 1980, mais actuellement hors impression depuis plusieurs années, présentent une série de textes fondamentaux du mâitre incontesté de l’étude du droit canon médiéval. Pour cette seconde édition, elles ont été enrichies de sections importantes de nouvelles notes et références et les index détaillés ont été entiérement révisés et approfondis. De ce fait, ces ouvrages constituent aujourd’hui des travaux essentiels de référence pour tous ceux intéressés par l’étude de l’Eglise médiévale et de son droit.

Table of Contents

Contents: Quelques observations sur l’autorité des collections canoniques dans le droit classique de l’Eglise; Some Roman manuscripts of canonical collections; The so-called Canons of Nîmes (1096); Gerland of Besançon and the manuscripts of his ’Candela’: a bibliographical note; The ’Extravagantes’ of the Decretum in Biberach; The Decretal ’Presbiterum (JL 13912) - a letter of Leo IX; Collectio Francofortana; A collection of Decretal letters of Innocent III in Bamberg; A new eyewitness account of the Fourth Lateran Council; Johannes Teutonicus, das vierte Laterankonzil und die Compilatio quarta; Die Konstitutionen des ersten allgemeinen Konzils von Lyon; Conciliar law in the making: the Lyonese constitutions of Gregory X in a manuscript at Washington; The date of the constitution ’Saepe’, the Vatican manuscripts and the Roman edition of the Clementines; Retractationes; New retractationes; Indexes.

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