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Report No. a231

Giraldus Cambrensis



Alternative Names

Giraldus, Cambrensis (LC); Gerald of Wales; Gerallt Gymro



Mentions in his autobiography (De rebus a se gestis 2.1) that in 1177 he had taught the Decretum and discussed Causas decretales at Paris. No traces of these activities seem to have survived.


M. Richter, ‘Giraldus Cambrensis’, in LMA (1989) 4.420–21.

S. Kuttner, ‘Retractationes VIII’, in Gratian and the Schools (London 1983) 34–35.

R. Bartlett, Gerald of Wales, 1146–1223 (Oxford 1982).

S. Kuttner, ‘Anglo-Norman canonists of the twelfth century’, Traditio, 7 (1949/51).

S. Kuttner, ‘Les débuts de l’école canoniste francaise’, SDHI, 4 (1938) 201–203.

J. Brewer, Giraldi Cambrensis opera (RS 21; London 1861) 1.45–48.