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Report No. a566

Guillelmus Vasco

fl. c.1205–1226

 

Alternative Names

Guillelmus Guascus; William of Gascony; William Vasco; Gulielmo Guascone; Willielmus Vasco: Wilhelm von Gascogne

 

Biography/Description

A canonist and glossator of the Decretum and the Compilationes antiquae, whose presence in Bologna is attested from c.1205–1222. In 1226, he appears as professor at the University of Padua. William also commented on the Super specula of Pope Honorius III (1219) and the Arbor consanguinitatis.

 

Text(s)

 
No. 1

Apparatus on the Decretum (Summa Posnaniensis).

 
No. 2

Additions to the Glossa ordinaria of Johannes Teutonicus.

 
No. 3

Glosses on Compilationes antiquae.

 
No. 4

Glosses on Super speculam.

 
No. 5

Apparatus on Arbor consanguinitatis.

 

Text(s) – Manuscripts

No. 1

Apparatus on the Decretum (Summa Posnaniensis).

 
Manuscript

Beaune, BM 5 (mostly erased)

 
 

Fulda, Landesbibl. D.3a, fol. 69v–70v (prologue only)

 
 

Fulda, Landesbibl. D.5, fol. 213r–15v (prologue only)

 
 

Fulda, Landesbibl. D.14, fol. 126r–127v (prologue Missurus in mundum only)

 
 

Grenoble, BM 62 (second set; mostly erased)

 
 

Poznan, Biblioteka Kapitulna 28, fol. 105ra–220vb (The division of the folios is as follows: 105ra–189vb (D.50 c.5 – C.33 q.2 c.18), 197ra–200vb (De pen. D.2 c.40 – C.33 q.5 c.4), 202ra–204vb (De pen. pr. – De pen. D.2 c.40), 205ra–220vb (De pen. D.2 c.40 – end).)

 
No. 2

Additions to the Glossa ordinaria of Johannes Teutonicus.

 
Manuscript

Città del Vaticano, BAV Vat. lat. 1367 (second layer of glosses)

 
No. 3

Glosses on Compilationes antiquae.

 
Manuscript

Admont, Stiftsbibl. 22, fol. 1–85v (On 1 Comp., second layer of glosses)

 
 

Admont, Stiftsbibl. 22, fols. 246v–270 (On 4 Comp., second layer of glosses)

 
 

Córdoba, Bibl. Cabildo 10, fol. 1ra–94vb (On 1 Comp., second layer of glosses)

 
 

Córdoba, Bibl. Cabildo 10, fols. 95ra–137rb (On 2 Comp., second layer of glosses)

 
 

Córdoba, Bibl. Cabildo 10, fols. 138ra–273ra (On 3 Comp., second layer of glosses)

 
 

Córdoba, Bibl. Cabildo 10, fols. 274ra–304va (On 4 Comp., second layer of glosses)

 
 

Graz, Universitätsbibl. 106, fol. 1–80v (On 1 Comp., second layer of glosses)

 
 

Paris, BN lat. 3932, fol. 1–69v (On 1 Comp., second layer of glosses)

 
No. 4

Glosses on Super speculam.

 
Manuscript

Firenze, Bibl. Laurenz. Plut. 5 (olim S. Croce V) sin. 4, fly-leaf, front page (The library currently identifies this manuscript with the Plutei designation, but the literature often refers to it with the S. Croce one.)

 
No. 5

Apparatus on Arbor consanguinitatis.

 
Manuscript

Firenze, Bibl. Laurenz. Plut. 5 (olim S. Croce V) sin. 4, fly-leaf, back page (The library currently identifies this manuscript with the Plutei designation, but the literature often refers to it with the S. Croce one.)

 
 

Lisboa, BN Alcobaça 381, fol. 224

 

Text(s) – Modern Editions

No. 1

Apparatus on the Decretum (Summa Posnaniensis).

 
Modern Editions

The prologue, Missurus in mundum, edited by P. Aimone-Braida in BMCL, 13 (1983) 33–38.

 

Literature

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) 78, 87, 97.

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) 224–25.

P. Aimone-Braida, ‘Il proemio “Missurus in mundum”’, BMCL, 13 (1983) 27–38.

H. Müller, Der Anteil der Laien an der Bischofswahl: Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte der Kanonistik von Gratian bis Gregor IX. (Kanonistische Studien und Texte 29; Amsterdam 1977) 151–54.

A. Stickler, ‘Ergänzungen zur Traditionsgeschichte der Dekretistik’, BMCL, 1 (1971) 76–78.

A. García y García, ‘Canonistica Hispanica II’, Traditio, 23 (1967) 505–506.

S. Kuttner, ‘Another Copy of Willielmus Vasco’s Apparatus’, Traditio, 22 (1966) 476–78.

A. Stickler, ‘Der Dekretist Willielmus Vasco’, in Études d’histoire du droit canonique dédiées à Gabriel Le Bras (Paris 1965) 705–28.

K. Nörr, ‘Summa Poznanensis’, Traditio, 17 (1961) 543–44.

S. Kuttner, ‘Bernardus Compostellanus Antiquus’, Traditio, 1 (1943) 333–40.