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Report No. a279

Introductio ad Decretum ‘In prima parte agitur’

1140s

 

Alternative Names

 

Biography/Description

One of the oldest introductory summaries to the Decretum which precedes Gratian’s text in several twelfth-century manuscripts. It was composed by an anonymous canonist in Italy probably during the 1140’s. There are also at least two copies in which it is transmitted separately, attesting to its great success. As is true for other introductions to the Decretum, it does not cover De consecratione.

 

Text(s)

 
No. 1

Introductio ad Decretum ‘In prima parte agitur’.

 

Text(s) – Manuscripts

No. 1

Introductio ad Decretum ‘In prima parte agitur’.

 
Manuscript

Preceding the Decretum

 
 

Barcelona, Arch. Corona Aragón Santa Maria de Ripoll 78, fol. 1r–15v (Online.)

 
 

Cambrai, BM 967, fol. 1–9v

 
 

Città del Vaticano, BAV Pal. lat. 622

 
 

Durham, Cath. Libr. C.IV.1, fol. 1–

 
 

Einsiedeln, Stiftsbibl. 193, fol. 1–7

 
 

München, BSB Clm 28161, fol. 1–9

 
 

Paris, BN lat. 11712, fol. 1–9

 
 

Trier, Stadtbibl. 906, fol. 1–8 (ends at de penitencia)

 
 

Trier, Stadtbibl. 907, fol. 1–9

 
 

Trier, Bibl. Bisminar 8, fol. 2r, 3r–9r

 
 

Inserted into the Decretum

 
 

Monte Cassino, Bibl. Abbazia 64

 
 

München, BSB Clm 4505

 
 

Praha, Metropolitní Kapitula XVII A 12

 
 

Following the Decretum

 
 

Bremen, Staats- u. Universitätsbibl. a.142, fol. 227va–33vb

 
 

Without the Decretum

 
 

Mainz, Stadtbibl. II 204, last 8 folios

 
 

Oxford, Corpus Christi Coll. 154, pp. 154a–184a

 

Text(s) – Modern Editions

No. 1

Introductio ad Decretum ‘In prima parte agitur’.

 
Modern Editions

Bibliotheca casinensis, II (Montecassino 1875) 171–196 (based on Monte Cassino MS 64).

 
 

Partial edition by C. Larrainzar in ‘Notas sobre las introducciones’ 151–153.

 

Literature

C. Larrainzar, ‘Notas sobre las introducciones In prima parte agitur y Hoc opus inscribitur’, in Medieval Church Law and the Origins of the Western Legal Tradition: A Tribute to Kenneth Pennington, W. Müller, ed. (Washington DC 2006) 134–53.

M. Bertram, ‘Some additions to the “Repertorium der Kanonistik”’, BMCL, 4 (1974) 10.

S. Gagnér, Studien zur Ideengeschichte der Gesetzgebung (Stockholm 1960) 218.

A. Stickler, ‘Decretista Germanica audacta’, Traditio, 12 (1956) 604.

J. Rambaud, ‘Les divers types d’abrégés du Decret’, in Recueil de travaux offert à M. Clovis Brunel (Paris 1955) 399–411.

S. Kuttner, Repertorium 26 n.1, 40, 48, 51, 57.

J. von Schulte, ‘Zur Geschichte der Literatur über das Dekret Gratians: Dritter Beitrag’, (Sitzungsberichte der kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien, Philosophisch-Historische Klasse 65; Wien 1870) 24–.