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Report No. a558

Hugolinus de Sesso

d.1235?

 

Alternative Names

Hugo of Sesso; Ugolino da Sesso

 

Biography/Description

An Italian born in Sesso (near Reggio Emilia), received his canonistic training at Bologna during the 1180s, where Huguccio and Bazianus were his principal teachers. The latter he seems to have identified with the Roman lawyer Johannes Bazianus. After leaving Bologna for brief stays at Cremona and Montpellier, he eventually appeared as the head of the first school of canon law on Spanish soil, at Palencia. Linda Fowler-Magerl (1984) has attributed to him three lectures from that period, preserved in a Barcelona manuscript which previously (and even subsequently, in Lange) were ascribed to the more famous civilian Hugolinus. They all treat aspects of procedure: appeals, the recusation of judges, and witnesses. Hugolinus composed them at some time after the death of Pope Gregory VIII (Dec. 1187) and before 1200. Perhaps it is also possible to identify Ugolinus with the later, homonymous bishop of Vercelli (1214–1235).

 

Text(s)

 
No. 1

De appellatione.

 
No. 2

De recusatione iudicum.

 
No. 3

De testibus.

 

Text(s) – Manuscripts

No. 1

De appellatione.

 
Manuscript

Barcelona, Arch. Corona Aragón San Cugat 55, fol. 138ra–139rb

 
No. 2

De recusatione iudicum.

 
Manuscript

Barcelona, Arch. Corona Aragón San Cugat 55, fol. 139rb–140ra

 
No. 3

De testibus.

 
Manuscript

Barcelona, Arch. Corona Aragón San Cugat 55, fol. 140ra–145ra

 

Text(s) – Modern Editions

No. 1

De appellatione.

 
Modern Editions

Ed. G. Martinez Diez in ‘Tres lecciones del siglo XII del Estudio general de Palencia’, AHDE, 61 (1991) 391–449.

 
No. 2

De recusatione iudicum.

 
Modern Editions

Ed. G. Martinez Diez in ‘Tres lecciones del siglo XII del Estudio general de Palencia’, AHDE, 61 (1991) 391–449.

 
No. 3

De testibus.

 
Modern Editions

Ed. G. Martinez Diez in ‘Tres lecciones del siglo XII del Estudio general de Palencia’, AHDE, 61 (1991) 391–449.

 

Literature

P. Maffei, ‘Ugolino da Sesso’, in DGI (2013) 2.1994.

S. Bordini, ‘Uberto da Bobbio, un giurista tra città e scuole nell’Italia padana del Duocento: Una prima messa a punto per un profilo biografico’, in La storia delle università alle soglie del XXI secolo: Atti del Convegno internazionale di studi Aosta, 18–20 dicembre 2006, P. Gheda, M. Guerrini, S. Negruzzo, and S. Salustri, ed. (Bologna 2008) 91–105 and nn.52–53.

A. Iglesia Ferreirós, ‘Rex superiorem non recognoscens: Hugolino de Sesso y el Studium de Palencia’, Initium, 3 (1998) 1–205.

G. Martinez Diez, ‘Tres lecciones del siglo XII del Estudio general de Palencia’, AHDE, 61 (1991) 391–449.

D. Maffei, ‘Fra Cremona, Montpellier e Palencia nel secolo XII. Ricerche su Ugolino da Sesso’, RIDC, 1 (1990) 9–30. Reprinted in: idem, Studi di storia delle università e della letteratura giuridica (Goldbach 1995) 1*–22*, with addenda 523–24*. (Also printed in the Revista Española de Derecho Canónico.)

G. Martinez Diez, ‘La universidad de Palencia: Revisión critica’, Actas del II congreso de historia de Palencia: 27,28 y 29 de abril de 1989M. Calleja González ed., (Palencia 1990) 4.155–92.

L. Fowler-Magerl, Ordo iudiciorum vel ordo iudiciarius (Ius Commune, Sonderhefte 19; Frankfurt am Main 1984) 200, 223–224, 243.