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Report No. r032

Andreas Barbatius

c. 1400–1479

 

Alternative Names

Andreas Siculus; Andrea Barbazza; Andreas Bartholomaei de Sicilia; Andrea Barbatius; Andrea Barbazza; Andrea de Barberino; Andreas Barbatius Siculus; Andreas de Batholomeis; Andreas de Bartholomeo; Andreas Barbacia; Andreas Barbacia Siculus Messanensis

 

Biography/Description

Andreas was born in Messina between 1400 and 1410. Around 1430, he went to Bologna where he began to study medicine and, later, law. Johannes de Imola, Baptista de Sancto Pedro and, perhaps, Johannes de Anania were his teachers. Andreas obtained his doctorate in canon law in 1439, but was already teaching by 1438. In 1445, Nicholas II of Ferrara called him to teach canon law there. He remained until 1446, when he returned to Bologna, which, by 1442, had granted him citizenship. Andreas thus became the head of a new Bolognese family of enduring fame. Its palace still survives today, facing Via Garibaldi. He taught both civil and canon law at Bologna until 1478. Among Andreas’s students were Antonio Corsetto (Corsetti), Rodrigo Borgia (later pope Alexander VI), Bartholomaeus Socinus, and Hippolytus de Marsiliis. Besides his work as teacher Andreas also participated in legal proceedings and wrote Consilia for his clients, among which we can number pope Paul II and King Ferdinand of Aragon. Andreas died in Bologna in 1479.

 

Text(s)

 
No. 1

Consilia.

 
No. 2

Consilium ‘Si Eugenius papa potest facere duos episcopos in una dioecesi’.

 
No. 2a

Repetitio super tit. ‘De constitutionibus’ una cum repetitione super cap. ‘Cum Martinus Ferrariensis’. (X 1.2 and X 1.2.9).

 
No. 2b

Repetitio super titulis ‘De officio et potestate iudicis delegati’, ‘De officio legati’ et ‘De officio iudicis ordinarii’. (X 1.29–31).

 
No. 2c

Repetitio super tit. ‘De iudiciis’. (X 2.1).

 
No. 2d

Repetitio super tit. ‘De foro competenti’ usque ad tit. ‘De litis contestaione’. (X 2.2–5).

 
No. 3e

Repetitio super tit. ‘De libelli oblatione’ usque ad tit. ‘De dilationibus’. (X 2. 3–8).

 
No. 3f

Repetitio super tit. ‘De probationibus’. (X 2.19).

 
No. 3g

Repetitio super cap. ‘Testimonium’, tit. ‘De testibus’. (X 2.20.54).

 
No. 3h

Repetitio super tit. ‘De fide instrumentorum’. (X 2.22).

 
No. 3i

Repetitio super tit. ‘De rebus ecclesiae alienandis vel non’. (X 3.13).

 
No. 3j

Repetitio super tit. ‘De testamentis et ultimis voluntatibus’. (X 3.26).

 
No. 3k

Repetitio super cap. ‘Raynaldus’, tit. ‘De testamentis’. (X 3.26.18) (also known as the Johannina).

 
No. 4

Tractatus de praestantia cardinalium.

 
No. 5

Tractatus de Cardinalibus a latere legatis.

 
No. 6

Tractatus de praetensionibus.

 
No. 7

Commentaria super I, II et III librum decretalium.

 
No. 8

Additiones ad Nicolai de Tudeschis Commentaria super decretalibus.

 

Text(s) – Manuscripts

No. 1

Consilia.

 
Manuscript

Bologna, Coll. Spagna Cod. H

 
 

Bologna, Coll. Spagna Cod. 74

 
 

Ferrara, BC 550

 
No. 2a

Repetitio super tit. ‘De constitutionibus’ una cum repetitione super cap. ‘Cum Martinus Ferrariensis’.

 
Manuscript

Lucca, Archivio Arcivescovile 188

 
No. 2b

Repetitio super titulis ‘De officio et potestate iudicis delegati’, ‘De officio legati’ et ‘De officio iudicis ordinarii’.

 
Manuscript

Lucca, Archivio Arcivescovile 272

 

Text(s) – Early Printed Editions

No. 1

Consilia.

 
Early Printed Editions

Consilia. Milano, 1489-90, vol. 1-2.

 
 

Consilia. Venezia, 1500, vol. 3-4.

 
 

Consilia. Venezia, 1550.

 
 

Consilia. Lyon, 1559.

 
 

Consilia. Venezia, 1563.

 
 

Consilia. Venezia, 1580.

 
 

Consilia. Venezia, 1581.

 
No. 2

Consilium ‘Si Eugenius papa potest facere duos episcopos in una dioecesi’.

 
Early Printed Editions

Consilium ‘Si Eugenius papa potest facere duos episcopos in una dioecesi’. Strassburg, 1490-5 (online). (GW 3349)

 
No. 2a

Repetitio super tit. ‘De constitutionibus’ una cum repetitione super cap. ‘Cum Martinus Ferrariensis’.

 
Early Printed Editions

Repetitio super tit. ‘De constitutionibus’ una cum repetitione super cap. ‘Cum Martinus Ferrariensis’. Bologna, 1491. (Hain 2442) (GW 3355)

 
 

Repetitio super tit. ‘De constitutionibus’ una cum repetitione super cap. ‘Cum Martinus Ferrariensis’. Pavia, 1500. (GW 3356)

 
No. 2b

Repetitio super titulis ‘De officio et potestate iudicis delegati’, ‘De officio legati’ et ‘De officio iudicis ordinarii’.

 
Early Printed Editions

Repetitio super titulis ‘De officio et potestate iudicis delegati’, ‘De officio legati’ et ‘De officio iudicis ordinarii’. Venezia, 1474. (Hain 2449)

 
 

Repetitio super titulis ‘De officio et potestate iudicis delegati’, ‘De officio legati’ et ‘De officio iudicis ordinarii’. Pavia, 1498. (Hain 2450)

 
No. 2c

Repetitio super tit. ‘De iudiciis’.

 
Early Printed Editions

Repetitio super tit. ‘De iudiciis’. Bologna, 1496 (online). (Hain 2444) (GW 3363)

 
No. 2d

Repetitio super tit. ‘De foro competenti’ usque ad tit. ‘De litis contestaione’.

 
Early Printed Editions

Repetitio super tit. ‘De foro competenti’ usque ad tit. ‘De litis contestaione’. Bologna, 1497 (online). (Hain 2445) (GW 3362)

 
No. 3e

Repetitio super tit. ‘De libelli oblatione’ usque ad tit. ‘De dilationibus’.

 
Early Printed Editions

Repetitio super tit. ‘De libelli oblatione’ usque ad tit. ‘De dilationibus’. Bologna, 1498. (GW 3364)

 
No. 3g

Repetitio super cap. ‘Testimonium’, tit. ‘De testibus’.

 
Early Printed Editions

Tractatus universi iuris: De testibus ad c. testimonium de testibus [D.22.5pr]. Venezia: F. Ziletti, 1584, 4.130va.

 
No. 4

Tractatus de praestantia cardinalium.

 
Early Printed Editions

De oblationibus ecclesiae vel altaris. Bologna, 1481. (GW 3550)

 
 

De oblationibus ecclesiae vel altaris. Bologna, 1487. (GW 3551)

 
 

Tractatus de praestantia cardinalium. Lyon, 1518.

 
No. 5

Tractatus de Cardinalibus a latere legatis.

 
Early Printed Editions

Tractatus de Cardinalibus a latere legatis. Bologna, 1497.

 
No. 6

Tractatus de praetensionibus.

 
Early Printed Editions

Tractatus de praetensionibus. Venezia, 1508.

 
 

Tractatus de praetensionibus. Venezia, 1511.

 
 

Tractatus de praetensionibus. Venezia, 1571.

 

Literature

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‘Una nuova testimonianza sul nome di battesimo del Bessarione’, Rivista di storia della Chiesa in Italia (1984) 428–436.

B. Concetta, Note su Andrea Barbazza e il cardinale Bessarione’.A (1983) 43–58.

F. Liotta, ‘Barbazza, Andrea’, in DBI (1964) 6.146–48.

F. Marletta, ‘Un episodio della vita di Andrea Barbazza’, Archivio Storico Messinese, 40–49 (1939–48) 23–34.

A. Amanieu, ‘Andreas Siculus’, in DDC (1935) 1.520–521.

E. Besta, ‘Fonti: legislazione e scienze giuridiche dalla caduta dell’Impero Romano al secolo decimosesto’, Storia del diritto italiano, P. del Giudice, ed. (Milano 1925) 1.2.892–94.

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