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Studies in the History of Medieval Canon Law

1st Edition

By Stephan Kuttner


384 pages

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Hardback: 9780860782742
pub: 1991-03-21

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This fourth selection of articles by Professor Kuttner complements the volumes previously published by Variorum. Its subject is the history of the Church law of the Middle Ages, and the manner in which it has been studied. One group of articles is particularly concerned with the broader implications of medieval law, with its role in the history of doctrines and ideas: other sections focus on the history of the Glossators in modern research, and on the canonists of the period following the Decretals of Pope Gregory IX ” the Glossa Ordinaria and the works of St Raymond of Peñafort and Johannes Andreae form specific areas of interest. As in the previous volumes, there is an extensive section of 'Retractiones", recording the results of further research and assiduously detailing and commenting upon work done in the field since the articles were first published. To facilitate access to all this material, important indexes have also been provided. Cette quatrième collection d'articles du Professeur Kuttner complète les volumes préablement publiés par Variorum. Elle a pour sujet l'histoire du droit l'Eglise au Moyen Age et la manière dont il a été étudie. Un des groupes d'articles traite en particulier des implications plus larges medieval et de son rôle dans l'histoire doctrines et des idées. D'autres se concentrent sur l'histoire des Glossateurs au travers de la recherche moderne et sur les canonistes de la période suivant les décrétales du pape Grégoire IX ” les Glossa Ordinaria et les travaux de St Raymond de Penafort et de Johannes Andreae constituent des passages d'interet spécifiques. De même que dans les volumes précédentes, il existe une importante section de 'Retractiones' ou sont enregistres les résultants de recherches supplémentaires et ou y sont faits un compte-rendu assidueusement détaille, ainsi que des commentaires sur le travail accompli dans la domaine en question depuis la première publication des articles. Afin de faciliter

Table of Contents

Contents: Zur neuesten Glossatorenforschung; Vers une nouvelle histoire du droit canon; The revival of jurisprudence; Die mittelalterliche Kanonistik in der Forschung der letzten Hundert Jahre; Research on Gratian: acta and agenda; Some considerations on the role of secular law and institutions in the history of canon law; On 'auctoritas' in the writing of medieval canonists: the vocabulary of Gratian; Universal Pope or Servant of God's servants: the canonists, papal titles and Innocent III; Reflections on Gospel and Law in the history of the Church; The Barcelona edition of St. Raymond's first treatise on canon law; Zur Entstehungsgeschichte der Summa de casibus des hl. Raymund von Penyafort; Raymond of Peñafort as editor: the 'decretales' and 'constitutiones' of Gregory IX; The Glossa ordinaria to the Gregorian decretals; Notes on the Glossa Ordinaria of Bernard of Parma; Wer war der Dekretalist 'Abbas antiquus'?; Johannes Andreae and his Novella on the Decretals; The Apostillae of Johannes Andreae on the Clementines; Francesco Zabarella's commentary on the Decretals: a note on the editions and the Vatican manuscripts; Retractationes; Indexes.

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