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Report No. a335

Melendus Hispanus

fl.1200–1225

 

Alternative Names

Merandus Hispanus; Melendo de Bologne; Melendus d’Osma; Melendus de Vicence; Mendo Hispano

 

Biography/Description

Taught canon law at Bologna and Vicenza (c.1209), before he became bishop of Burgo de Osma (1210–25). Composed glosses on Gratian’s Decretum and Compilatio prima. Most of his teachings, however, are reported indirectly in contemporary gloss-apparatuses such as the Glossa Palatina, Ius naturale, and the Glossa Ordinariaon the Decretum.

 

Text(s)

 
No. 1

Glosses on the Decretum.

 
No. 2

Glosses on Compilatio prima.

 

Text(s) – Manuscripts

No. 1

Glosses on the Decretum.

 
Manuscript

Cividale del Friuli, Mus. Archeologico 96 (set I)

 
 

Paris, Bibl. Arsenal 677 (set III)

 
 

Città del Vaticano, BAV A.27 (set I)

 
No. 2

Glosses on Compilatio prima.

 
Manuscript

(see Vincentius, Glosses on Compilatio I)

 

Literature

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) 76–87, 82–83, 96.

A. García y García, ‘La Canonística Ibérica (1150–1250) en la investigación reciente’, BMCL, 11 (1981) 54.

R. Weigand, Die bedingte Eheschliessung im kanonischen Recht (Münchener Theologische Studien 3, Kan. Abt. 16; München 1963) 1.283–86.

S. Kuttner, ‘Bernardus Compostellanus Antiquus’, Traditio, 1 (1943) 301–303.

F. Gillmann, Des Johannes Galensis Apparat zur Compilatio III in der Universitätsbibliothek Erlngen. Mit einem Anhang: Zur Inventarisierung der kanonistischen Handschriften aus der Zeit von Gratian bis Gregor IX. (Mainz 1938) 57.

J. von Schulte, QL 1.151.