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Report No. a379

Petrus de Salinis

fl. 3rd quarter of 13th c.

 

Alternative Names

Petrus Salinensis; Petrus de Salviis; Pierre de Salins; Pierre de Saviens

 

Biography/Description

Canonist from Besançon, doctor decretorum, chaplain of Cardinal Hugh of St Cher, and deacon of Toul mentioned in a letter of Innocent IV in 1254. Author of lectura on Gratian’s Decretum. According to Kuttner, the commentary consists primarily of excerpts from Johannes Teutonicus’ Glossa ordinaria and the Casus of Bartholomeus Brixiensis but does include some of Petrus’ own observations. The work was clearly intended for use in schools, and, although it is not notable for originality or expanding upon the work of predecessors, it deserves attention as the first instance of the systematic combination of the two genres of glosses and casus in a didactic work, a combination that became common in the printed editions of the Decretum after the year 1505.

 

Text(s)

 
No. 1

Commentary on De consecratione.

 
No. 2

Commentary on De penitentia.

 

Text(s) – Manuscripts

No. 1

Commentary on De consecratione.

 
Manuscript

Milano, Bibl. Ambrosiana A.238 inf., fol. 89rb–162rb

 
No. 2

Commentary on De penitentia.

 
Manuscript

Milano, Bibl. Ambrosiana A.238 inf., fol. 37ra–86vb

 

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) 94, 96.

S. Kuttner, ‘Notes on Manuscripts’, (1957) 469.

S. Kuttner, Repertorium 39 n.1.