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Report No. a250

Guillelmus Arvernus

c.1180/90–1249

 

Alternative Names

William, of Auvergne, Bishop of Paris (LC); William of Auvergne; Guillaume d’Auvergne; Wilhelm von Auverge

 

Biography/Description

A Parisian professor of theology and later bishop of Paris (1228–1249), composed manuals on penance and confession which oftentimes drew heavily from canonistic material.

 

Text(s)

 
No. 1

Tractatus novus de penitentia.

 
No. 2

De confessione.

 

Text(s) – Manuscripts

No. 2

De confessione.

 
Manuscript

Chartres, BM 377

 
 

Città del Vaticano, BAV Reg. lat. 444

 
 

Klosterneuberg, Stiftsbibl. 205

 
 

Klosterneuberg, Stiftsbibl. 450

 
 

London, BL Royal 8 F VII

 
 

Mechelen, Grand Séminaire 28

 
 

Namur, Société Archéologique 23

 

Text(s) – Modern Editions

No. 1

Tractatus novus de penitentia.

 
Modern Editions

A hybrid version of the text, fused with various tracts of different origin, is printed in G’s Opera Omnia , 2.2 (Paris, Orléans, London 1674) 238b–247a (See P. Glorieux, Miscellanea A. Jansen 551–65. The pagination is the second in the vol. The London printing is available by subscription through Early English Books Online..)

 
No. 2

De confessione.

 
Modern Editions

Printed as part of the hybrid edition of G’s Tractatus novus in G’s Opera Omnia (Paris, Orléans, London 1674) 238b–247a (See the previous note..)

 

Literature

P. Michaud-Quantin, Sommes de casuistique et manuels de confession au moyen âge (XII–XVI siècles) (Louvain 1962) 28–30.

P. Glorieux, ‘Le Tractatus novus de Poenitentia de Guillaume d’Auvergne’, in Miscellanea A. Jansen (Louvain 1949) 551–65.