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Report No. r408

Liber Sextus

1298

 

Alternative Names

 

Biography/Description

The official compilation of decretals and conciliar canons produced after the publication of the Decretales Gregorii IX and promulgated in 1298 by Pope Boniface VIII. Boniface had directed three canonists, Berengarius Fredoli, Guillelmus de Mandagout and Ricardus Petronius de Senis to select and edit the texts for this compilation, which is called the Sext because it is the supplement to the five books of the Decretales. The Sext is especially notable for the inclusion at the end of a series of eighty-eight regule iuris, and for Boniface’s promulgation bull, Sacrosancte Romane Ecclesie, which declares that only the decretals and conciliar canons which were included were to have legal force.

Major commentaries on the Liber Sextus were written (after 1300) by the canonists, Alberico da Rosciate, Antonius de Butrio, Baldus de Ubaldis, Benedictus Capra, Bernardus Raimundi Maioricensis, Dominicus de Sancto Geminiano, Giovanni d’Anania, Guido de Baysio, Guilelmus de Monte Laudano, Jean de Bourbon, Jean da Sierck, Jesselin de Cassagnes, Johannes Andreae, Johannes Monachus, Johannes de Sancto Georgio, Lapus Tactus, Martinus Garatus Laudensis, Nicolaus de Tudeschis, Petrus de Ancharano, Petrus de Andlau, Petrus Bertrandus, Petrus Maurocenus and Philipus Franchus de Perusio.

 

Text(s)

 
No. 1

Liber sextus. Not a comprehensive list of manuscripts.

 

Text(s) – Manuscripts

No. 1

Liber sextus.

 
Manuscript

Basel, Universitätsbibl. C.V.19, fol. 1r–55r

 
 

Berlin, Staatsbibl. lat. fol. 9, fol. 1r–120r

 
 

Bologna, Coll. Spagna 279, fol. 105r–160r

 
 

Cambridge, Gonville & Caius Coll. 214 (=229), fol. 1r–117v

 
 

Lucca, Bibl. Cap. Felin. 144, fol. 1r–42r

 
 

Città del Vaticano, BAV Vat. lat. 2504, fol. 1r–129r

 
 

Città del Vaticano, BAV Vat. lat. 6055, fol. 1r–149v

 
 

New York, N.Y., Hispanic Society B.2565, fol. 1r–53v

 
 

Oxford, Bodleian Libr. Rawlinson C.52, fol. 1r–96r

 
 

Paris, BN lat. 4054, fol. 1r–158v

 
 

Paris, BN lat. 4055, fol. 2r–131v

 
 

Paris, BN lat. 4068, fol. 1r–87r

 
 

Paris, BN lat. 4295A, fol. 145r–215r

 
 

Paris, BN lat. 16902, fol. 1r–70v

 
 

Wien, ÖNB 2150, fol. 1r–42v

 

Text(s) – Modern Editions

No. 1

Liber sextus.

 
Modern Editions

Corpus iuris Canonici, II, ed. E. Friedberg (Leipzig 1879; repr. Graz 1959) 929–1124.

 

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