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Report No. r356

Johannes de Friburgo

c.1250–1304

 

Alternative Names

Johannes von Freiburg (LC); Johannes Rumsik; Johannes Friburgensis; Johannes Teutonicus; Johannes Choriantus; Johannes Lector; Johannes de Hasela; Johannes de Haslach; Johannes von Rheinfelden; Johannes Runsic; Jean le Teutonique; Jean le Liseur

 

Biography/Description

Born c.1250 in Haslach/Kinzigtal, Johannes studied theology in Paris, possibly under Thomas Aquinas. He began legal studies in Strasbourg by 1272 under Ulrich von Strasbourg. Johannes had entered the Dominican order, and in 1280 he became the prior and Lector of the Dominican house in Freiburg. In addition to preaching, Johannes was a very active writer, initially engaged in adapting the penitential works of St. Raymond of Peñafort. He provided an index to Raymond’s Summa and added a series of questions, before he undertook a penitential Summa of his own in 1290. Johannes also produced shorter versions of this work, and supplied an appendix, the Statuta, inspired by the appearance of the new legislation of Boniface VIII in 1298. Johannes died in Freiburg in 1304.

 

Text(s)

 
No. 1

Registrum seu tabula super textu. Completes the Summa de penitentia of Raymundus de Peñafort.

 
No. 2

Libellus de questionibus casualibus seu summa media de penitentiis secundum canones et leges.

 
No. 3

Summa confessorum.

 
No. 4

Manuale confessorum sive Confessionale.

 
No. 5

Statuta Summe confessorum ex libro VI Decretalium.

 
No. 6

Additiones ad Summam Raymundi. Also known as Glossas ad Summam Raymundi. In the printed editions of Raymundus de Peñafort’s Summa, Rome 1603 and Avignon 1715, the title says ‘cum glossis Joannis de Friburgo’. These are, in fact, at least for the most part the work of Guillelmus Redonensis.

 

Text(s) – Manuscripts

No. 1

Registrum seu tabula super textu.

 
Manuscript

Basel, Universitätsbibl. B.IX.35, fol. 4–40v

 
 

München, BSB Clm 4595, fol. 1–39

 
 

München, BSB lat. 8922, fol. 247–304v

 
 

München, BSB lat. 9663, p.530–83

 
 

München, BSB lat. 18101, fol. 267–294v

 
No. 2

Libellus de questionibus casualibus seu summa media de penitentiis secundum canones et leges.

 
Manuscript

Basel, Universitätsbibl. C.V.45, fol. 29–212

 
 

Brugge, Stedelijke Bibl. 230, fol. 1–128

 
 

Brugge, Stedelijke Bibl. 231

 
 

Brugge, Stedelijke Bibl. 369

 
 

Città del Vaticano, BAV Barb. lat. 793, fol. 1–166v

 
 

Città del Vaticano, BAV Barb. lat. 983, fol. 109v–156v (Fragmentary)

 
 

Città del Vaticano, BAV Barb. lat. 1173, fol. 1–87v

 
 

Erlangen, Universitätsbibl. 364, fol. 1–148

 
 

Frankfurt am Main, Stadt- und Universitätsbibl. Barth. 162, fol. 1–238

 
 

Graz, Universitätsbibl. 1087, fol. 1–188

 
 

Innsbruck, Universitätsbibl. 186

 
 

Karlsruhe, Badische Landesbibl. Reichenau Pap.186

 
 

Kassel, Universitäts- u. Landesbibl. 4 Theol.91

 
 

Kynžvart, Zámecka Knihovna 20.E.26, fol. 37–354v

 
 

Leipzig, Universitätsbibl. 1034, fol. 1–116v

 
 

Leipzig, Universitätsbibl. 1035, fol. 1–238

 
 

München, BSB Clm 2683

 
 

München, BSB Clm 3252

 
 

München, BSB Clm 5659, fol. 132–173v

 
 

München, BSB Clm 13584, fol. 1–179

 
 

Olomouc, Státni Archiv Kap.393

 
 

Praha, Metropolitní Kapitula I.xxxix, fol. 99v–259v

 
 

Praha, Metropolitní Kapitula 23.,K.xxii, fol. 3–162

 
 

Sankt Gallen, Stiftsbibl. 710, p.247–483

 
 

Schlägl, Stiftsbibl. 83 Cpl.92, fol. 1–79, 85–150, 162–80

 
 

Tarragona, Bibl. Publica 62, fol. 1–99 (View online.)

 
 

Vic, Bibl. Catedral xxix

 
 

Zeitz, Domherrenbibl. 10, fol. 329–73

 
 

Zürich, Zentralbibliothek C.81, fol. 1v–106

 
No. 3

Summa confessorum.

 
Manuscript

Angers, BM

 
 

Alençon, BM 139

 
 

Arras, BM 55

 
 

Arras, BM 356

 
 

Clermont-Ferrand, BM 92

 
 

Épinal, BM 2

 
 

Mainz, Stadtbibl. Jur. 48

 
 

München, BSB Clm 2684

 
 

München, BSB Clm 3052

 
 

München, BSB Clm 3253

 
 

München, BSB Clm 4520

 
 

München, BSB Clm 6883

 
 

München, BSB Clm 8703

 
 

Paris, BN lat. 15378

 
 

Paris, BN lat. 15924

 
 

Praha, Národní Muz. 4.B.9

 
 

Praha, Metropolitní Kapitula C.8

 
 

Praha, Metropolitní Kapitula D.5

 
 

Saint-Omer, BM 124

 
 

Saint-Omer, BM 136

 
 

Saint-Omer, BM 287

 
 

Tarragona, Bibl. Publica 125 (View online.)

 
 

Toulouse, Bibl. Univ. A.14

 
 

Tours, BM Tours, BM

 
No. 4

Manuale confessorum sive Confessionale.

 
Manuscript

(See Summa confessorum)

 
No. 5

Statuta Summe confessorum ex libro VI Decretalium.

 
Manuscript

(Copied together with the Summa)

 

Text(s) – Early Printed Editions

No. 3

Summa confessorum.

 
Early Printed Editions

Summa confessorum. s.l. [Augsburg]: s.e. [Günther Zainer], 1476 (online). (Hain 7365) (GW M13587)

 
 

Summa confessorum. Reutlingen, 1487. (Hain 7373) (GW M13591)

 
 

Summa confessorum. Nürnberg: Anton Koberger, 1498. (Hain 7366) (GW M13590)

 
 

Summa confessorum. Lyon, 1518.

 
 

Summa confessorum. Paris, 1519.

 
 

Summa confessorum. Roma, 1619.

 
No. 5

Statuta Summe confessorum ex libro VI Decretalium.

 
Early Printed Editions

Statuta Summe confessorum ex libro VI Decretalium. .See Summa confessorum.

 

Literature

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