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Report No. a503

Summa ‘Actor et reus’

c.1227–1241

 

Alternative Names

 

Biography/Description

The title given by L. Wahrmund to a procedural treatise, written during the pontificate of Gregory IX (1227–1241). It enjoyed wide distribution and was originally combined from two earlier ordines, Quidam impetrauit litteras (‘Text A’) and Nos petimus (‘Text B’). Kuttner has associated these two with the Anglo-Norman school of canon law and dated them around 1200. Fowler–Magerl has supported the Anglo-Norman affiliation.

 

Text(s)

 
No. 1

Summa ‘Actor et reus’, c.1200.

 

Text(s) – Manuscripts

No. 1

Summa ‘Actor et reus’, c.1200.

 
Manuscript

Avignon, Bibl. du Musée Calvet 662, fols. 61ra–63rb (fragment)

 
 

Avignon, Bibl. du Musée Calvet 762, fols. 112r–119rb

 
 

Bamberg, Staatsbibl. Can. 92, fols. 101r–106vb

 
 

Berlin, Staatsbibl. Sav. 33, fols. 16va–31ra

 
 

Bologna, Coll. Spagna 219, fols. 99va–102rb (fragment)

 
 

Brugge, Stedelijke Bibl. 355, fols. 191r–194r (fragment)

 
 

Cambridge, Gonville & Caius Coll. 54/31, fols. 64rb–71ra

 
 

El Escorial, Bibl. San Lorenzo g.II.15, fols. 49r–51va

 
 

Freiburg im Breisgau, Universitätsbibl. 90, fols. 1r–22v

 
 

Kassel, Universitäts- u. Landesbibl. 4° Jurid. 29, fols. 67rb–73ra

 
 

Kaliningrad, Universitätsbibl. 40, fols. 66r–79v

 
 

Kaliningrad, Universitätsbibl. 42, fols. 103r–104r (fragment)

 
 

Kaliningrad, Universitätsbibl. 60, fols. 64r–68r (fragment)

 
 

London, BL Addit. 4907, fols. 43r–56v

 
 

London, BL Harley 3763, fols. 31va–39ra (transmits a part of Text B otherwise unpreserved; cf. article by Sayers)

 
 

London, BL Royal 11.B.XIV, fols. 122vb–128va (fragment)

 
 

Luxembourg, BN 228, fols. 44–59

 
 

Madrid, BN 243, fols. 1r–7va

 
 

Metz, BM 157, fols. 61vb–62ra (fragment)

 
 

Monte Cassino, Bibl. Abbazia 136, fols. 235a–241

 
 

Paris, BN lat. 4603, fols. 167r–174va

 
 

Paris, BN lat. 4604, fols. 81vb–84va

 
 

Sion, Arch. et Bibl. Cantonales S 102, 113v–117r

 
 

Soissons, BM 55, fols. 83–84

 
 

Stuttgart, Würtembergische Landesbibl. HB VI 94, fols. 9ra–18r

 
 

Stuttgart, Würtembergische Landesbibl. theol. et phil. fol. 148, fols. 139va–144r

 
 

Torino, BN Universitaria J VI 9, fols. 124v–126v (burned in 1904)

 
 

Città del Vaticano, BAV Ottob. lat. 16, fols. 80v–95v

 
 

Città del Vaticano, BAV Pal. lat. 666, fols. 167ra–174rb

 

Text(s) – Modern Editions

No. 1

Summa ‘Actor et reus’.

 
Modern Editions

Ed. L. Wahrmund in AKKR, 79 (1899) 403–24, 603–28.

 

Literature

L. Fowler-Magerl, Ordo iudiciorum vel ordo iudcarius (Frankfurt am Main 1984) 203–207, 210–14.

J. Sayers, ‘An Evesham Manuscript Containing the Treatise Known as “Actor et Reus”’, BMCL, 6 (1976) 75–81.

S. Kuttner, ‘Analecta iuridica Vaticana’, in Collectanea Vaticana in honorem Anselmi M. Card. Albareda (Studi e Testi 219; 1962) 1.415–52.

L. Wahrmund, ‘Actor et reus’, AKKR, 79 (1899) 403–24, 603–28.