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Report No. a500

Simon de Sywell

d. c.1210

 

Alternative Names

Simon de Southwell; Simon of Sywell; Simon Sudwella; Simon of Siwelle; Simon of Southwell; Simon Sywell; Simon von Southwell

 

Biography/Description

A master of the English canon law school, probably at Oxford, during the 1190’s. Some of his teachings are reported, along with those of other English masters such as John of Tynemouth, in a manuscript of the Decretum at Cambridge, Gonville and Caius 676. He probably had taught before at Bologna for some time, and may further be identical with ‘magister si.’, frequently cited in the Quaestiones Londinenses. Simon also produced glosses on an abbreviated version of the sentences of Petrus Pictauiensis. He held a prebend at Lincoln chapter before he became treasurer of Lichfield in 1202.

 

Text(s)

 
No. 1

Reportatio on the Decretum. See under Johannes de Tynmouth.

 
No. 2

Quaestiones. See under Quaestiones Londinenses.

 
No. 3

Glosses on Peter of Poitiers, Sententiae.

 

Text(s) – Manuscripts

No. 3

Glosses on Peter of Poitiers, Sententiae.

 
Manuscript

London, Lambeth Palace Libr. 142

 

Text(s) – Modern Editions

No. 3

Glosses on Peter of Poitiers, Sententiae.

 
Modern Editions

Discussed by E. Rathbone in ‘Peter of Corbeil’ (1976) 287–306.

 

Literature

K. Pennington, ‘The Decretalists 1190–1234’, 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) 244.

R. Weigand, ‘The Transmontane Decretists’, 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) 201.

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) 69, 97.

S. Kuttner, ‘Retractationes VIII’, in Gratian and the Schools of Law (London 1983) 32–33, 35.

E. Rathbone, ‘Peter of Corbeil in an English Setting’, in Medieval Learning and Literature: Essays Presented to Richard William Hunt, J. Alexander, ed. (Oxford 1976) 287–306.

F. Liotta, La continenza dei chierici (Milano 1971) 166–67.

C. Lewis, ‘Ricardus Anglicus: A “familiaris” of Archbishop Hubert Walter’, Traditio, 22 (1966) 469–71.

A. Emden, A Biographical Register of the University of Oxford to A.D. 1500 (Oxford 1959) 3.1704.

S. Kuttner, ‘Anglo-Norman Canonists of the Twelfth Century’, Traditio, 7 (1949/51) 316–21, 324–27.

S. Kuttner, Repertorium 251.