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Report No. a176

Damasus

fl. 1210–1217

 

Alternative Names

Damasus (LC); Damasus Bohemus; Damasus Ungarus; Damasus Hungarus

 

Biography/Description

Born in Hungary rather than Bohemia, studied at Bologna and was ‘Magister Decreti’ at the beginning of the thirteenth century. Damasus taught there until c.1217, the date of his glosses on the arbor consanguinitatis, his last known work. He may also have taught in Hungary. D. wrote an apparatus of glosses on the first three Compilationes, the Constitutions of the Fourth Lateran Council and the Arbor consanguinitatis. Damasus also wrote Brocarda on the Decretum, Quaestiones, and two Summae on decretals. With Alanus Anglicus and Laurentius Hispanus, Damasus influenced the study of canon law in the early thirteenth century by the heavy introduction of Roman law learning.

 

Text(s)

 
No. 1

Apparatus ad Compilationem primam. According to García y García, the Paris manuscript contains a first recension, the Bamberg manuscript a second recension.

 
No. 2

Apparatus ad Compilationem secundam. According to García y García, the Paris manuscript contains a first recension, the Bamberg manuscript a second recension.

 
No. 3

Apparatus ad compilationem tertiam. Comments in his apparatus on 1Comp. and 2Comp. such as, ‘ut ibi notaui’.

 
No. 4

Apparatus ad constitutiones quarti concilii Lateranensis.

 
No. 5

Brocarda.

 
No. 6

Quaestiones.

 
No. 7

Summa decretalium.

 
No. 8

Summa titulorum decretalium (‘Vilitati sociorum meorum’).

 
No. 9

Glosses on Arborem consanguinitatis.

 

Text(s) – Manuscripts

No. 1

Apparatus ad Compilationem primam.

 
Manuscript

Bamberg, Staatsbibl. Can. 19, fol. 1–77v (second layer of glosses)

 
 

Basel, Universitätsbibl. C.I.13, fol. 246ra–265vb (ends at 1 Comp. 5.14)

 
 

Gdańsk, Bibl. Gdańska Polskiej Akad. Nauk lat. 167 (many glosses signed with d.)

 
 

Paris, BN lat. 3930, fol. 1–64v

 
No. 2

Apparatus ad Compilationem secundam.

 
Manuscript

Paris, BN lat. 3930, fol. 65–98

 
 

Bamberg, Staatsbibl. Can. 19, fol. 79–116.

 
No. 5

Brocarda.

 
Manuscript

Basel, Universitätsbibl. C.I.13

 
 

Bern, Universitätsbibl. lat. fol. 249, fol. 32va–39rc

 
 

Bologna, Arch. Stato 217

 
 

Brugge, Stedelijke Bibl. 366, fol. 55r–77r

 
 

Fulda, Landesbibl. D.10, fol. 72r–78r

 
 

Leipzig, Universitätsbibl. 928, fol. 93–108

 
 

Karlsruhe, Badische Landesbibl. Fragm. 174

 
 

London, BL Additional 24979, fol. 16–

 
 

Nürnberg, Stadtbibl. Cent. V. 95, fol. 59–81

 
 

Oxford, Bodleian Libr. Laud Misc. 646, fol. 100–106v

 
 

Paris, BN lat. 3969, fol. 1–8

 
 

Paris, BN lat. 14320, fol. 213–221

 
 

Praha, Národní Muz. XVII A. 16, fol. 146–149

 
 

Roma, Bibl. Casanatense 1910, fol. 34v–38

 
 

Città del Vaticano, BAV Borgh. 261, fol. 45–52

 
 

Wien, ÖNB 2080, fol. 127–134

 
No. 6

Quaestiones.

 
Manuscript

Angers, BM 394, fol. 84f [incomplete]

 
 

Bamberg, Staatsbibl. Can. 42, fol. 9–28

 
 

Bamberg, Staatsbibl. Can. 45, fol. 75–89

 
 

Basel, Universitätsbibl. C.I.13, fol. 266ra–282rb

 
 

Bern, Universitätsbibl. lat. fol. 249, fol. 39ra–54rb

 
 

Fulda, Landesbibl. D.10, fol. 56–58v

 
 

Klosterneuberg, Stiftsbibl. 656

 
 

Kaliningrad, Universitätsbibl. 17, fol. 1–12

 
 

Leipzig, Universitätsbibl. 928, fol. 55–92

 
 

Leipzig, Universitätsbibl. 975, fol. 197–208

 
 

London, Lambeth Palace Libr. 139, fol. 160–61 (fragmentary)

 
 

Oxford, Bodleian Libr. Laud Misc. 646, fol. 82–99

 
 

Padova, Bibl. Anton. 68

 
 

Paris, BN lat. 14320, fol. 172v–192

 
 

Città del Vaticano, BAV Borgh. 261, fol. 19–44v

 
 

Città del Vaticano, BAV Pal. lat. 656, fol. 203–226

 
 

Venezia, BN VIII 22, fol. 72–89

 
 

Wien, ÖNB 2080, fol. 107–118

 
 

Worcester, Cath. Libr. F.159, fol. 46–61

 
No. 7

Summa decretalium.

 
Manuscript

Angers, BM 394, fol. 100ff

 
 

Avranches, BM 156, fol. 19ff

 
 

Basel, Universitätsbibl. C.I.13, fol. 20 ff

 
 

Bern, Universitätsbibl. lat. fol. 249, fol. 1r–16ra

 
 

Bern, Universitätsbibl. theol. lat. fol. 440, fol. 97–149v

 
 

Bern, Universitätsbibl. 688, fol. 72–101v

 
 

Klosterneuberg, Stiftsbibl. 1048

 
 

Leipzig, Universitätsbibl. 928, fol. 25–54v

 
 

Leipzig, Universitätsbibl. 975, fol. 172v–184

 
 

London, BL Royal 6 B X, fol. 133ff

 
 

Monte Cassino, Bibl. Abbazia 136, p. 281–316

 
 

Oxford, Bodleian Libr. Laud Misc. 646, fol. 107–128

 
 

Paris, BN lat. 14320, fol. 151–172v

 
 

Roma, Bibl. Casanatense 1910, fol. 76–90v

 
 

Città del Vaticano, BAV Borgh. 261, fol. 1–18v

 
 

Città del Vaticano, BAV Pal. lat. 656, fol. 159–174

 
 

Venezia, BN VIII 22, fol. 1–22

 
 

Wien, ÖNB 2080, fol. 97–107

 
 

Worcester, Cath. Libr. F.159, fol. 71–85v

 
No. 8

Summa titulorum decretalium (‘Vilitati sociorum meorum’).

 
Manuscript

Gniezno, Arch. Kap. 50, fol. 75–108v

 
 

Trier, Stadtbibl. 922, fol. 61–90v (ends at 1 Comp. 5.34)

 
No. 9

Glosses on Arborem consanguinitatis.

 
Manuscript

Graz, Universitätsbibl. 138, fol. 289r

 
 

Città del Vaticano, BAV Pal. lat. 625, fol. 3vb

 
 

Rouen, BM 706, fol. 297va–b

 
 

Città del Vaticano, BAV Ross. 595, fol. 2ra–b

 

Text(s) – Modern Editions

No. 4

Apparatus ad constitutiones quarti concilii Lateranensis.

 
Modern Editions

Constitutiones Concilii quarti Lateranensis una cum Commentariis glossatorum, ed. A. García y García (MIC A–2; Città del Vaticano 1981) 387–460.

 
No. 8

Summa titulorum decretalium (‘Vilitati sociorum meorum’).

 
Modern Editions

Most of the prologue printed by A. Vetulani in SG, 1 (1953) 281–82.

 
No. 9

Glosses on Arborem consanguinitatis.

 
Modern Editions

Ed. A. García y García in ZRG Kan. Abt., 68 (1982) 153–85.

 

Literature

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K. Pennington, ‘The Decretalists 1190–1234’, 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) 228, 232.

A. García y García, ‘The Fourth Lateran Council and the Canonists’, 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) 373–77.

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S. Kuttner, ‘Retractationes IX’, in Gratian and the schools of law (London 1983) 41.

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R. Weigand, ‘Mitteilungen aus Handschriften’, Traditio, 16 (1960) 561.

A. Vetulani, ‘Les manuscrits de Gratien et des oeuvres des décrétistes dans les bibliothèques polonaises’, SG, 1 (1953) 281–82.

C. Lefebvre, ‘Damasus’, in DDC (1949) 4.1014–19.

S. Kuttner, Repertorium 393–96, 419–22, 426–28.

S. Kuttner, ‘Damasus als Glossator’, ZRG Kan. Abt., 23 (1934) 380–90.

H. Kantorowicz, ‘Damasus’, ZRG Kan. Abt., 16 (1927) 332–41.

J. von Schulte, QL 1.194–96.

F. von Savigny, Geschichte 5.162–67.