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Niccolò de’ Tudeschi (Nicolaus de Tudeschis in Latin), 1386–1445, has been called “the last great canonist in the medieval tradition.”1 Like many of the medieval jurists, he was known in his own time by various sobriquets: ‘Abbas Siculus’ from his origins in Catania in Sicily and from the fact that he was abbot of Santa Maria de Maniaco in Messina (1425–1434), ‘Abbas modernus’ to distinguish him from Bernardus de Montemirato (‘Abbas antiquus’, c. 1225–1296) and perhaps also with a hint of irony, because it is unclear that Niccolò ever functioned as an abbot, and, finally, ‘Abbas Panormitanus’ or simply ‘Panormitanus’ from the fact that he was archbishop of Palermo from 1434 until his death of the plague in 1445.

1 Kenneth Pennington in Medieval Canonists: A Bio-Bibliographical Listing (http://faculty.cua.edu/pennington/1298a-z.htm, last visited, 21 May 2011).

Panormitanus entered the Benedictine order at a young age. He was sent north to study and is found lecturing in canon law at Bologna, Parma (1411–1418), Siena (1418 – c. 1430), Bologna, again (1430–1432), and probably at Florence. His chief claim to fame is a massive commentary on the Decretals of Gregory IX (the first and by far the longest part of the second part of the Corpus Iuris Canonici). He seems to have done a large part of the work while he was at Siena, but he also seems to have continually revised it.

It is that work, in the Venice edition of 1570–1571, that the Ames Foundation has had digitized from a copy in the possession of the Houghton Library. The four printed volumes also contain Panormitanus’s Consilia, which number over 200; six of the seven Quaestiones that are attributed to him; a work called Practica, which seems to be the Ordo iudiciarius that is sometimes ascribed to him, and a short commentary on the Clementine consitutions (the third part of the second part of the Corpus Iuris Canonici). These works are accompanied by repertoria and marginal commentary dating from the later fifteen and sixteenth centuries.

Panormitanus was active at the council of Basel, first on the papal side and then on the conciliar side. He did not depart with the papal party when the council broke into two in 1437. When his patron King Alfonso V of Aragon was reconciled with the pope in 1443, Panormitanus returned to Palermo, but died shortly thereafter. Whether his political thought would have followed that of Enea Silvio Piccolomini (later, Pope Pius II) back to the papal side, we cannot tell. His earlier works, which are featured here, seem to support papal monarchy.2 The work produced here also shows that Panormitanus’s contributions extended in to all areas of canon law. We might particularly note the extensive commentary on Book 2 of the Decretals, the part that concerns procedure.

2 For a recent account of Panormitanus’s life and works, on which the above is based, see Kenneth Pennington in Niccolò Tedeschi (Abbas Panormitanus) e i suoi commentaria in decretales, ed. Orazio Condorelli (Roma: Il Cigno Galileo Galilei, 2000) 9–36, also available at http://faculty.cua.edu/pennington/Canon%20Law/PANORMITANUS.html, last visited, 21 May 2011.

The copy that has been digitized is made publicly available online through this page. Hyperlinks in the following table of contents will bring you directly to the page in question.

The copy that we have photographed has some unusual features. In addition to containing the Practica, which have identified above as the Ordo iudiciarius sometimes ascribed to Panormitanus, it also contains two versions of X 1.7 through X 1.9. It is generally accepted that none of the commentary on X 1.7 through X 1.28 is by Panormintanus. Printers lacking such a commentary substituted that of Antonio de Butrio. Our two commentaries are not the same, but which is by Antonio and which is by another is a question that requires more work.

Houghton’s cataloguing may be found at HOLLIS no. 007169251 and HOLLIS no. 007169262. What appears below is more fulsome and gives a better sense of what is contained in the work.

The Foundation hopes in the near future to extend this ‘metadata’ to include the capitula commented upon in each section and a list of the consilia and quaestiones. There is a fold at the top of images 397 and 398 of volume 3 that makes a few words illegible. We hope to remedy that deficiency on these pages shortly.

 

Contents Abbatis Panormitani Commentarii, physical vol. 1

Fol.

Seq.

Front cover

 

1

Free standing end page with ex libris

 

3

Free standing end page with description of book in Latin, Italian hand, dated 1753

 

6

[part 1] t.p. Commentaria primae partis in primum decretalium librum Venice 1571

[1r]

7

Dedication to [Saint] Carlo Borromeo, archbishop of Milan, by Leonardus a Lege

2r

9

Abbatis Panormitani in primam primi decr. libri partem commentaria: Proemium

2r[bis]

11

Proemium Gregorii

7v

20

X 1.1 De summa trinitate et fide catholica

13r

31

X 1.2 De constitutionibus

18r

41

X 1.3 De rescriptis

50v

106

X 1.4 De consuetudine

107v

220

X 1.5 De postulatione praelatorum

125r

255

X 1.6 De electione

137v

280

Misfoliated

19 [recte 193r]

391

Misfoliated

192 [recte 194r]

393

Misfoliated

19 [recte 197r]

399

Misfoliated

201 [recte 205r]

415

End of part 1

219v

444

Blank folio

 

445

 

 

 

[part 2] t.p. Secundae partis in primum decretalium librum Venice 1570

[1r]

447

X 1.7 De translatione episcopi

2r

449

X 1.8 De auctoritate et usu pallii

9r

463

X 1.9 De renunciatione

12r

469

X 1.7 De translatione episcopi

21v

488

X 1.8 De auctoritate et usu pallii

26r

496

X 1.9 De renunciatione

27v

500

Misfoliated

23 [recte 43r]

531

X 1.10 De supplenda negligentia praelatorum

[43v]

532

X 1.11 De temporibus ordinationum

45v

536

Misfoliated

48 [recte 50r]

545

X 1.12 De scrutinio in ordine faciendo

53r

551

X 1.13 De ordinatis ab episcopo qui renunciavit episcopatui

54r

553

X 1.14 De aetate et qualitate et ordine

55r

555

X 1.15 De sacra unctione

63v

572

X 1.16 De sacramentis non iterandis

65v

576

X 1.17 De filiis presbyterorum ordinandis

67r

579

X 1.18 De servis non ordinandis

74r

593

X 1.19 De obligatis ad ratiocinia ordinandis

76v

598

X 1.20 De corpore vitiatis ordinandis

78v

602

X 1.21 De bigamis non ordinandis

80v

606

X 1.22 De clericis peregrinis

83v

612

Misfoliated

82 [recte 84r]

613

X 1.23 De officio archidiaconi

85r

615

X 1.24 De officio archipresbyteri

90r

625

X 1.25 De officio primicerii

91v

628

X 1.26 De officio sacristae

91v

628

X 1.27 De officio custodis

92r

629

X 1.28 De officio vicarii

92r

629

X 1.29 De officio et potestate iudicis delegati

94r

633

X 1.30 De officio legati

136v

718

X 1.31 De officio judicis ordinarii

142r

729

X 1.32 De officio judicis

159r

763

X 1.33 De majoritate et obedientia

160]

765

X 1.34 De treuga et pace - misfoliated

159 [recte 169r]

783

X 1.35 De pactis

170r

785

X 1.36 De transactionibus

173r

791

X 1.37 De postulando

178r

801

X 1.38 De procuratoribus

179v

804

X 1.39 De syndico

191r

827

X 1.40 De his quae vi metusve causa fiunt

192r

829

Misfoliated

198 [recte 194r]

833

X 1.41 De in integrum restitutione

198v

842

X 1.42 De alienatione judicii mutandi causa facta

212v

870

X 1.43 De arbitris

214v

874

End of part 2

230r

905

6 blank freestanding end pages

 

907

Back cover

 

920

 

Contents Abbatis Panormitani Commentarii, physical vol. 2

Fol.

Seq.

Front cover

 

1

Free standing end page with ex libris

 

3

[part 3] t.p. Primae partis in secundum decretalium librum Venice 1571

[1r]

9

X 2.1 De judiciis

2r

11

X 2.2 De foro competenti

60r

127

X 2.3 De libelli oblatione

117r

241

X 2.4 De mutuis petitionibus

124v

256

X 2.5 De litis contestatione

130v

268

X 2.6 Ut lite non contestata non procedatur

134r

275

X 2.7 De juramento calumniae

155r

317

X 2.8 De dilationibus

167v

342

X 2.9 De feriis

174v

356

X 2.10 De ordine cognitionum

180v

368

X 2.11 De plus petitionibus

192r

391

X 2.12 De causa possessionis et proprietatis

194r

395

X 2.13 De restitutione spoliatorum

210r

427

X 2.14 De dolo et contumacia

247r

501

X 2.15 De eo qui mittitur in possessionem

271r

549

X 2.16 Ut lite pendente nihil innovetur

276v

560

X 2.17 De sequestratione possessionum et fructuum

282r

571

X 2.18 De confessis

287r

581

End of part 3

293r

593

Blank folio

 

595

 

 

 

[part 4] t.p. In secundam secundi decretalium libri partem Venice 1571

1r

597

X 2.19 De probationibus

2r

599

X 2.20 De testibus et attestationibus

42r

679

X 2.21 De testibus cogendis

109v

814

X 2.22 De fide instrumentorum

116r

827

X 2.23 De praesumptionibus

140r

875

X 2.24 De jurejurando

155r

905

End of part 4

210r

1015

 

 

 

[part 5] t.p.In tertiam secundi decretalium libri partem Venice 1571

[1r]

1017

X 2.25 De exceptionibus

2r

1019

Misfoliated

6 [recte 9r]

1033

X 2.26 De praescriptionibus

24v

1064

X 2.27 De sententia et re iudicata

58v

1132

X 2.28 De appellationibus

106v

1228

X 2.29 De clericis peregrinantibus

173v

1362

X 2.30 De confirmatione utili vel inutili

174v

1364

End of part 5

180r

1375

1 blank folio

 

1377

Back cover

 

1380

 

Contents Abbatis Panormitani Commentarii, physical vol. 3

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Front cover

 

1

Free standing end page with ex libris

 

3

[part 6] t.p. In tertium decretalium librum Venice 1571

[1r]

7

Praefatio

2r

9

X 3.1 De vita et honestate clericorum

2v

10

X 3.2 De cohabitatione clericorum et mulierum

12r

29

X 3.3 De clericis conjugatis

17r

39

X 3.4 De clericis non residentibus

21v

48

X 3.5 De praebendis et dignitatibus

30r

65

X 3.6 De clerico aegrotante vel debilitato

63v

132

X 3.7 De institutionibus

65v

136

X 3.8 De concessione praebendae et ecclesiae non vacantis

70r

145

X 3.9 Ne sede vacante aliquid innovetur

82r

169

X 3.10 De his quae fiunt a praelato sine consensu capituli

83v

172

X 3.11 De his quae fiunt a maiori parte capituli

90r

185

X 3.13 De rebus ecclesiae alienandis vel non

93v

192

X 3.14 De precariis

99v

204

X 3.15 De commodato

101r

207

X 3.16 De deposito

102v

210

X 3.17 De emptione et venditione

104r

213

X 3.18 De locato et conducto

109v

224

X 3.19 De rerum permutatione

113r

231

X 3.20 De feudis

116v

238

X 3.21 De pignoribus

118r

241

X 3.22 De fideiussoribus

123r

251

X 3.23 De solutionibus

127r

259

X 3.24 De donationibus

130v

266

X 3.25 De peculio clericorum

137v

280

X 3.26 De testamentis

139v

284

X 3.27 De successionibus ab intestato

165r

335

X 3.28 De sepulturis

168r

341

X 3.29 De parochis

177v

360

X 3.30 De decimis

180r

365

X 3.31 De regularibus

195v

396

X 3.32 De conversione conjugatorum

207v

420

X 3.33 De conversione infidelium

217r

439

X 3.34 De voto

218v

442

X 3.35 De statu monachorum

225v

456

X 3.36 De religiosis domibus

231r

467

X 3.37 De capellis monachorum

235v

476

X 3.38 De jure patronatus

237v

480

X 3.39 De censibus

250v

506

X 3.40 De consecratione ecclesiae

260r

525

X 3.41 De celebratione missarum

263r

531

X 3.42 De baptismo

268v

542

X 3.43 De presbytero non baptizato

272r

549

X 3.44 De custodia eucharistiae

272v

550

X 3.45 De De reliquiis et veneratione sanctorum

273r

551

X 3.46 De observatione jejuniorum

273v

552

X 3.47 De purificatione post partum

275v

556

X 3.48 De ecclesiis aedificandis vel reparandis

276r

557

X 3.49 De immunitate ecclesiarum

279r

563

X 3.50 Ne clerici vel monachi saecularibus negotiis se immisceant

296v

598

End of part 6

307v

620

1 blank folio

 

621

 

 

 

[part 7] t.p. In quartum et quintum Venice 1571

[1r]

623

X 4.1 De sponsalibus et matrimoniis

2r

625

X 4.2 De desponsatione impuberum

15v

652

X 4.3 De clandestina desponsatione

20v

662

X 4.4 De sponsa duorum

21v

664

X 4.5 De conditionibus appositis

22v

666

X 4.6 Qui clerici vel voventes matrimonium contrahere possunt

25v

672

X 4.7 De eo qui duxit in matrimonium quam polluit per adulterium

28r

677

X 4.8 De conjugio leprosorum

30v

682

X 4.9 De conjugio servorum

31v

684

X 4.10 De natis ex libero ventre

32v

686

X 4.11 De cognatione spirituali

33r

687

X 4.12 De cognatione legali

35v

692

X 4.13 De eo qui cognovit consanguineam uxoris suae

36v

693

X 4.14 De consanguinitate et affinitate

39r

699

X 4.15 De frigidis et maleficiatis

42v

706

X 4.16 De matrimonio contracto contra interdictum ecclesiae

46r

713

X 4.17 Qui filii sint legitimi

47r

715

X 4.18 Qui matrimonium accusare possunt

55r

731

X 4.19 De divortiis

57r

735

X 4.20 De donationibus inter virum et uxorem

60r

741

X 4.21 De secundis nuptiis

64r

750

X 5.1 De accusationibus

65v

752

X 5.2 De calumniatoribus

87r

795

X 5.3 De simonia

88r

797

X 5.4 Ne praelati vices suas vel ecclesias sub annuo censu concedant

107r

835

X 5.5 De magistris

108v

838

X 5.6 De judaeis

110v

842

X 5.7 De haereticis

115v

852

X 5.8 De schismaticis

121r

863

X 5.9 De apostatis

122r

865

X 5.10 De his qui filios occiderunt

123v

868

X 5.11 De infantibus et languidis expositis

124v

870

X 5.12 De homicidio voluntario vel casuali

124v

870

X 5.13 De torneamentis

133r

887

X 5.14 De clericis pugnantibus in duello

133v

888

X 5.15 De sagittariis

134v

890

X 5.16 De adulteriis et stupro

134v

890

X 5.17 De raptoribus

137r

896

X 5.18 De furtis

140v

902

X 5.19 De usuris

142v

906

X 5.20 De crimine falsi

151v

924

X 5.21 De sortilegiis

154v

930

X 5.22 De collusione detegenda

156r

933

X 5.23 De delictis puerorum

157v

936

X 5.24 De clerico venatore

158v

938

X 5.25 De clerico percussore

159r

939

X 5.26 De maledicis

160r

941

X 5.27 De clerico excommunicato

161r

943

X 5.28 De clerico non ordinato ministrante

165v

952

X 5.29 De clerico per saltum promoto

165v

952

X 5.30 De eo qui furtive ordinem suscepit

166r

953

X 5.31 De excessibus praelatorum et subditorum

167r

955

X 5.32 De novi operis nunciatione

174r

969

X 5.33 De privilegiis

176v

974

Misfoliated

174 [recte 184r]

989

X 5.34 De purgatione canonica

189r

999

X 5.35 De purgatione vulgari

195r

1011

X 5.36 De iniuriis

195v

1012

X 5.37 De poenis

198v

1018

X 5.38 De poenitentiis

203v

1028

X 5.39 De sententia excommunicationis

211r

1043

X 5.40 De verborum significatione

234v

1090

X 5.41 De regulis juris

245r

1111

End of part 7

247r

1115

2 blank folios

 

1117

Back cover

 

1122

 

Contents Abbatis Panormitani Commentarii, physical vol. 4

Fol.

Seq.

Front Cover

 

1

Free standing end page with ex libris

 

3

[part 8] t.p. Repertorium Venice 1571

sig. [A1r]

9

Items beginning with 'A'

sig. A2r

11

Items beginning with 'C'

sig. [C1v]

42

Items beginning with 'E'

sig. [F8v]

104

Items beginning with 'L'

sig. [L3v]

174

Items beginning with 'N'

sig. [N1v]

202

Items beginning with 'R'

sig. [Q1v]

250

Items beinning with 'U/V'

sig. [S7v]

294

Differentiae legum et canonum domini Guluani Bononiensis

sig. [T5r]

305

End of part 8

sig. [T6r]

307

 

 

 

[part 9] t.p. Consilia, Tractatus, Quaestiones & Practica Venice 1571

[1r]

309

Consilia [prima pars] - Consilium 1

2r

311

Consilium 108

85v

478

End of Consilia [prima pars]

86v

480

Consilia [secunda pars] - Consilium 1

87r

481

Consilium 118

193v

694

End of Consilia [secunda pars]

194v

696

Quaestiones subtillissimae – Quaestio prima

195r

697

Quaestio sexta

227v

762

End of Quaestiones

232v

772

Repertorium in Consilia, Tractatus ac Quaestiones

unfoliated

773

End of Repertorium

unfoliated

791

Practica in omnibus fere curiis observari consueta – Proemium

1r

793

Capitulum 1

1v

794

Capitulum 31

27v

846

Repertorium in Practicam

unfoliated

847

End of Repertorium in Practicam

unfoliated

852

Blank folio

 

853

Capitulum 31 of Practica (cont’d)

28r

855

Capitulum 42

30r

859

End of Practica and of catalogued part 9

30v

860

Commentaria in Clementinas epistolas et earum glossas

1r

861

Misfoliated

13 [recte 11r]

881

End of Commentaria in Clementinas

44r

947

Repertorium in Clementinas

unfoliated

949

End of Repertorium in Clementinas

unfoliated

972

2 blank folios

 

973

Back cover

 

978

 

 

 


 

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