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Report No. a023

Alanus de Insulis

c.1130–1203

 

Alternative Names

Alanus, de Insulis (LC); Alain de Lille; Alan of Lille; Alanus ab Insulis; Alano di Lilla; Alanus Porretanus; Alain de ’Isle; Alain von Ryssel

 

Biography/Description

Professor of theology at Paris. Besides other literary and poetic works such as the Anticlaudianus, he wrote a penitential handbook, Liber poenitentialis (c.1200).

 

Text(s)

 
No. 1

Liber penitentialis.

 

Text(s) – Modern Editions

No. 1

Liber penitentialis.

 
Modern Editions

Printed in , PL 210.281 ff.

 

Literature

P. Michaud-Quantin, Sommes de casuistique et manuels de confession au moyen âge XII – XVI siècles (Louvain 1962) 15–19.

P. Michaud-Quantin, ‘Le “Liber penitentialis” d’Alain de Lille. Le temoignage des manuscrits belges et francais’, Citeaux 10 (1959) 93–106.

M. Bloomfield, ‘A Preliminary List of Incipits of Latin Works on the Virtues and Vices, mainly of the Thirteenth, Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries’, Traditio 11 (1955) n.61.