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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 (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 (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 (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]. F. Ziletti: Venezia 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

A. Trombetti Budriesi, ‘Andrea Barbazza tra mondo bolognese e mezzogiorno d’Italia’, Scuole, diritto e società nel mezzogiorno medievale d’Italia, M. Bellomo, ed. (Catania 1985) 1.287–324.

‘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 6 (1983) 43–58.

F. Liotta, ‘Barbazza, Andrea’, 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’, 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. de Giudice, ed. (Milano 1925) 1.2.892–94.

G. Sabatini, ‘Un nuovo documento su Andrea Barbazza giurista bolognese’, Studi e Memorie per la Storia dell’Università di Bologna 6 (1921) 33–35.

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