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Report No. a243

Gregory VIII

pope Oct. 1187–Dec. 1187

 

Alternative Names

Gregory VIII, Pope (LC); Albertus de Morra Beneventanus; Alberto di Morra; Albertus de Mora; Albert of Morra

 

Biography/Description

A teacher of canon law at Bologna. His teachings on the Decretum seem to have survived in quotations of other canonists only. His is cited by his papal title or with the siglum ‘al.’ (the latter especially in the Anglo-Norman school).

Literature

A. Emili, ‘Gregorius VIII papa’, CALMA, IV.4 (2013) 426a–429b.

R. Weigand, ‘The Development of the Glossa ordinaria to Gratian’s Decretum’, 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) 76, 95.

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) 193–94, 199, 201.

R. Weigand, Die Glossen zum Dekret Gratians: Studien zu den frühen Glossen und Glossenkompositionen (SG 25/26; Roma 1991) 3.16.

R. Weigand, ‘Gandulphglossen zum Dekret Gratians’, BMCL, 7 (1977) 39–40.

J. Brundage, Medieval Canon Law and the Crusader (Madison WI 1969) 143, 147, 154, 180.

W. Holtzmann, ‘Die Dekretalen Gregorius VIII’, MIÖG, 58 (1950) 113–23.

S. Kuttner, ‘Bernardus Compostellanus Antiquus’, Traditio, 1 (1943) 282 n.19.

J. von Schulte, QL 1.130–31.