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Report No. a382

Petrus Sampson

fl. 1246–1252

 

Alternative Names

Petrus Saxo; Pierre de Sampzon

 

Biography/Description

A canon of Nîmes and Narbonne, taught canon law at Bologna 1246–50. Besides writing synodal statutes for the diocese of Nîmes in 1252, he composed a gloss on the Novellae of Innocent IV based on the constitutions of Lyon I (1245) and on the Decretales of Gregory IX.

 

Text(s)

 
No. 1

Lectura sive distinctiones super Decretales.

 
No. 2

Super constitutiones Innocentii IV.

 
No. 3

Distinctiones. This is not, as has been thought, the work of Guillelmus Naso.

 

Text(s) – Manuscripts

No. 1

Lectura sive distinctiones super Decretales.

 
Manuscript

Angers, BM 368, fol. 1–42

 
 

Basel, Universitätsbibl. C.i.29

 
 

Città del Vaticano, BAV Vat. lat. 655

 
 

Kassel, Universitäts- u. Landesbibl. Jur. fol. 12

 
 

Leipzig, Universitätsbibl. 249

 
 

Wien, ÖNB 2075

 
 

Wien, ÖNB 2076

 
 

Wien, ÖNB 2083, fol. 1r–43v

 
 

Wien, ÖNB 2115

 
No. 2

Super constitutiones Innocentii IV.

 
Manuscript

Angers, BM 364

 
 

Fulda, Landesbibl. D.10

 
 

Genève, Bibl. Genève 59

 
 

Greifswald, Universitätsbibl. I.4

 
 

Leipzig, Universitätsbibl. 966

 
 

Wien, ÖNB 2083

 
 

Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibl. 437.H.3

 
No. 3

Distinctiones.

 
Manuscript

Wien, ÖNB 2083, fols. 71v–76

 
 

Saint-Omer, BM 546, fol. 1r–119v (contains some of the distinctions)

 

Literature

O. Pontal, ‘Quelques remarks sur l’oeuvre canonique de Pierre de Sampzon’, AHC, 8 (1976) 126–42.

R. Naz, ‘Pierre de Sampson’, in DDC (1957) 6.1497–98.

P.–J. Kessler, ‘Untersuchungen über die Novellengesetzgebung Papst Innocenz IV.’, ZRG Kan. Abt., 32 (1943) 354–76.

S. Kuttner, ‘Die Konstitutionen des ersten allgemeinen Konzils von Lyons’, SDHI, 6 (1940) 110–16. Reprinted in: idem, Medieval Councils, Decretals, and Collections of Canon Law (Variorum 1980) no. XI, with ‘Retractationes’ 12.

J. von Schulte, QL 2.108–110.