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Report No. a512

Summa Casinensis

1185/86

 

Alternative Names

Continuatio prima

 

Biography/Description

This decretist commentary, written at Bologna in 1185/86, was discovered by Stephan Kuttner in a Monte Cassino manuscript, where it covers Gratian’s Causa1, Causae 23–26 (the so-called Causae hereticorum) and (fragmentary) De consecratione. Its anonymous author claims to have commented on other parts of the Decretum as well, yet it remains uncertain whether these parts of the work survive. Perhaps, the fragmentary decretist commentary in an Aschaffenburg manuscript (Perg. 26, fol. 218ra–227rb) belongs to the Summa Casinensis. The work gained importance not so much by itself but due to the fact that it came to serve as the standard supplementary text for the unfinished parts of Huguccio’s widely read Summa, from C.23 q.4 c.34 to C.26. It completes Huguccio’s commentary in 12 copies, and thus medieval authors often attributed it to Huguccio himself. Modern students have instead described it as a Continuatio of Huguccio’s work. However, a closer look at the Summa Casinensis suggests that the author based his work on a reportatio of Bazianus’ lectures rather than on those of Huguccio. Concerning the identity of the canonist who composed the work, the text contains many references to Southern Italy, especially Campania. The same is evident in a contemporary decretist writing, the Summa Reginensis, with the result that they may reflect a common teacher.

 

Text(s)

 
No. 1

Summa Casinensis.

 

Text(s) – Manuscripts

No. 1

Summa Casinensis.

 
Manuscript

Complete (all known parts)

 
 

Monte Cassino, Bibl. Abbazia 396, p. 113a–190b (ends at De cons. D.2 c.44)

 
 

On Causa 1 and the Cause Hereticorum

 
 

Paris, BN lat. 15396, fol. 100ra-107rb

 
 

Paris, BN lat. 15397, fol. 46vb-58rb

 
 

On the Cause Hereticorum

 
 

Paris, BN Can 17, fol. 310r–324v

 
 

Leipzig, Universitätsbibl. 985, fol. 234r–254r (ends at C.24 q.3 c.29)

 
 

Salamanca, Bibl. Univ. 1930

 
 

On C.23 q.4 c.33/34 - C.26

 
 

Admont, Stiftsbibl. 7, fol. 325ra–333vb (begins at C.24)

 
 

Firenze, Bibl. Laurenz. Fes. 126, fol. 109rb–125rb

 
 

Firenze, Bibl. Laurenz. Plut. I sin. 4, fol. 284ra–295r

 
 

Lons-le-Saunier, Arch. dép. Jura 16, fol. 313ra–325rb

 
 

Paris, BN lat. 3892, fol. 272ra–281va

 
 

Rouen, BM 749, fol. 245rb–256va

 
 

Città del Vaticano, BAV Vat. lat. 2280., fol. 248rb–256ra

 
 

Fragments

 
 

Paris, BN lat. 15397, fol. 2ra–vb (contains C.1–C.1 q.1 c.13)

 

Text(s) – Modern Editions

No. 1

Summa Casinensis.

 
Modern Editions

None. Some excerpts printed by T. Lenherr in Die Exkommunikations– und Depositionsgewalt (1987) 226–28.

 

Literature

T. Lenherr, Die Exkommunikations– und Depositionsgewalt der Häretiker bei Gratian und den Dekretisten bis zur Glossa Ordinaria des Johannes Teutonicus (St. Ottilien 1987) 226–28.

S. Kuttner, ‘Retractationes VII’, in Gratian and the Schools of Law (1140–1234) (London 1983) 11–12.

S. Kuttner, ‘Bernardus Compostellanus antiquus’, Traditio, 1 (1943) 283 n.23.

S. Kuttner, Repertorium 158, 166.

F. Gillmann, ‘Die Abfassungszeit der Dekretglosse des Clm. 10244’, AKKR, 94 (1914) 246 n..

F. Gillmann, ‘Review of Tabulae fontium traditionis christianae (ad annum 1563), quas in usum scholarum collegit Dr. phil. J. Creusen, S. J.’, AKKR, 92 (1912) 367.

J. von Schulte, QL 1.157–61.