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Report No. a235

Gilbertus

fl. c.1200

 

Alternative Names

Gilbertus Anglicus

 

Biography/Description

An English canonist who studied and taught at Bologna at the end of the 12th and beginning of the 13th century. He compiled a collection of decretals and wrote glosses to it. He should not be confused with the famous physician, Gilbertus Anglicus (d. c.1250), the author of the Compendium medicinae.

 

Text(s)

 
No. 1

Collectio Gilberti. A collection of decretals from the pontificate of Innocent III as well as pre-Innocentian decretals; made obsolete by Compilatio tertia and Compilatio secunda.

 
No. 2

Glosse in collectionem Gilberti.

 

Text(s) – Manuscripts

No. 1

Collectio Gilberti.

 
Manuscript

Bamberg, Staatsbibl. Can. 18, fol. 44–59v (= B1 in the literature)

 
 

Bamberg, Staatsbibl. Can. 20, fol. 55–63 (= B2 in the literature)

 
 

Bruxelles/Brussel, Bibl. Royale 1407–9, fol. 93–148v (= Brux. in the literature)

 
 

Durham, Cath. Libr. C.III.3, fol. 75–121 (= D in the literature)

 
 

Fulda, Landesbibl. D.5, fol. 84–132v (= W2 in the literature)

 
 

Fulda, Landesbibl. D.14, fol. 2–31 (= W1 in the literature)

 
 

London, BL Harley 3834, fol. 140–201 (= H in the literature)

 
 

London, Lambeth Palace Libr. 105, fol. 220v–267v (= L in the literature)

 
 

Monte Cassino, Bibl. Abbazia 46, p. 439–538 (= M in the literature)

 
 

Paris, BN lat. 3922A, fol. 228r–334v (= R in the literature)

 
 

Salzburg, Bibl. Erzabtei St. Peter a.IX.18, fol. 118–168 (= S in the literature)

 
 

Sion, Arch. Cap 118, fol. 102r–156v (= Sn in the literature)

 
 

Tortosa, Bibl. Cap. 160, fol. 49r–54v (= T in the literature)

 
 

Uppsala, Universitetsbibl. C.551, fol. 1–54v (= U in the literature)

 
 

Vercelli, Bibl. Agnes. LXXXIX, fol. 1–50r (= V in the literature; contains Gilbertus’s own glosses)

 
No. 2

Glosse in collectionem Gilberti.

 
Manuscript

Vorau, Stiftsbibl. 296, fol. 194–203 (Many of the glosses of W1, B1, B2, D, and, in part, Brux. were copied into this Chartres manuscript of Compilatio secunda.)

 

Literature

A. Emili, ‘Gilbertus Anglicus’, CALMA, IV.3 (2013) 334a–b.

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) 221–22, 226.

K. Pennington, ‘Decretal Collections 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) 301–14.

H. Zapp, ‘Gilbertus’, in LMA (1988) 4.145.

S. Kuttner, ‘Notes on Manuscripts’, Traditio, 17 (1961) 534–35.

C. Lefebvre, ‘Gilbert’, in DDC (1953) 5.966–67.

S. Kuttner, ‘Notes on a Projected Corpus of 12th–Century Decretal Collections’, Traditio, 6 (1948) 350.

S. Kuttner, ‘Bernardus Compostellanus Antiquus’, Traditio, 1 (1943) 318–19, 327–33.

R. von Heckel, ‘Die Dekretalensammlung des Gilbertus und Alanus nach den Weingartener Handschriften’, ZRG Kan. Abt., 29 (1940) 116–357.

S. Kuttner, Repertorium 310–13.

J. von Schulte, QL 1.84, 188.