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Report No. a484

Robertus de Sorbon

1201–1274

 

Alternative Names

Robert de Sorbon; Robert von Sorbon; Roberto di Sorbon

 

Biography/Description

Chancellor of the University of Paris in 1258 and chaplain of King Louis IX of France; author of a treatise on confession, as well as of a practical guide for confessors.

 

Text(s)

 
No. 1

Manuale.

 
No. 2

De confessione.

 

Text(s) – Manuscripts

No. 1

Manuale.

 
Manuscript

Brugge, Grootseminarie 7/231

 
 

Chartres, BM 377

 
 

Paris, BN lat. 15988

 
No. 2

De confessione.

 
Manuscript

Bruxelles/Brussel, Bibl. Royale 2897

 
 

Cambrai, BM 931

 
 

Paris, Bibl. Sainte-Geneviève 1443

 
 

Paris, BN lat. 12312

 
 

Paris, BN lat. 15034

 
 

Paris, BN lat. 15952

 

Text(s) – Modern Editions

No. 1

Manuale.

 
Modern Editions

Published as part of the Tractatus novus de poenitentia in (1) Gulielmi Alverni . . . Opera omnia (Orleans and Paris 1674) 2.233–38a (See the entry for Guillelmus Alvernus (Guillaume d’Auvergne).)

 
 

and again in (2) Maxima bibliotheca patrum (Lyon 1677) 25.352–58.

 

Literature

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