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Report No. a030

Altmannus Sanctus Florianus

d. 1221/23

 

Alternative Names

Altmann of St. Florian; Altmann von St. Florian

 

Biography/Description

Provost of the canon regulars of St. Florian from 1212 until his death in 1221/23, published three canonistic works, composed in part in hexameters (d.1221/23). Among them is the Medulla, perhaps the oldest known canonistic monograph. It survives in an earlier version which Altmann later expanded by including verses. Four different recensions of the text circulated. Altmann also composed a procedural ordo (1204/5) which shows resemblances to that of Eilbert of Bremen whom he probably knew personally. His principal work, however, was the Ysagoge, a versified introduction into canon law.

 

Text(s)

 
No. 1

Ysagoge iuris.

 
No. 2

Medulla.

 
No. 3

Ordo iudiciarius.

 

Text(s) – Manuscripts

No. 1

Ysagoge iuris.

 
Manuscript

München, BSB 16097, fol. 1–89 (to be combined with Clm 16098)

 
 

München, BSB Clm 16098, fol. 1–85 (to be combined with Clm 16097)

 
 

Sankt Florian, Stiftsbibl. XI 720

 
 

Città del Vaticano, BAV Vat. lat. 2692, fol. 1v–65r

 
 

Wien, ÖNB 2228, fol. 1v–81v

 
 

Wien, ÖNB ser. Nova 3611, fol. 1r–64v

 
No. 2

Medulla.

 
Manuscript

First Recension

 
 

München, BSB Clm 19488, fol. 1–16

 
 

Second Recension

 
 

Wien, ÖNB 2221, fol. 45r–55v

 
 

Third Recension

 
 

Admont, Stiftsbibl. 48, fol. 23rb–24vc

 
 

Fourth Recension

 
 

Kremsmünster, Stiftsbibl. 1, fol. 429r–40r

 
No. 3

Ordo iudiciarius.

 
Manuscript

Kremsmünster, Stiftsbibl. 1, fol. 416r–428v.

 

Literature

R. Weigand, ‘The Transmontane Decretists’, in The History of Medieval Canon Law in the Classical Period, 1140–1234: From Gratian to the Decretals of Pope Gregory IX, W. Hartmann and K. Pennington, ed. (History of Medieval Canon Law 6; Washington DC 2008) 204–205.

W. Stelzer, Gelehrtes Recht in Österreich. Von den Anfängen bis zum frühen 14. Jahrhundert (MIÖG Erg. Bd. 26; Wien 1982) 70–120.

W. Stelzer, ‘Altmann von St. Florian’, in LMA (1980) 1.479.

W. Stelzer, ‘Österreichische Kanonisten des 13. Jahrhunderts’, ÖAKR 30 (1979) 59–65.

W. Stelzer, ‘Altmann von St. Florian’, MIÖG 84 (1976) 60–104.

F. Altmann, ‘Über einen Ordo iudiciarius vom Jahre 1204’, ZRG Rom. Abt. 19 (1889) 44–71.