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Report No. a313

Lyon II, Council: Constitutiones



Alternative Names

Decrees of the Second Council of Lyon; Canons of the Second Council of Lyons



Officially promulgated version of the decisions reached at the Second Council of Lyon (1274). Promulgated by Pope Gregory X in 1275. At least seven different commentaries were written on this collection of constitutiones and nouellae. The apparatus are: 1. an anonymous commentary with the incipit, ‘Hoc dicit quod spiritus sanctus’, written by Sept. 1275; 2. Johannes Anguissola de Cesena by 1275; 3. Boatinus of Mantua (late 1277 or later); 4. Franciscus de Albano, by the Spring of 1277; 5. Garsias Hispanus (the Glossa Ordinaria) in 1282; 6. an anonymous commentary with the incipit, ‘Gregorius salutem. Si qui erant excommunicati non absoluuntur’; and 7. Guillelmus Durandus, written in 1289 or later. This collection was rendered obsolete by the promulgation in 1298 of the Liber Sextus by Boniface VIII.



No. 1

Constitutiones. See under the various commentaries.



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S. Kuttner, ‘Conciliar Law in the Making: The Lyonese constitutions (1274) of Gregory X in a Manuscript at Washington’, in Miscellanea Pio Paschini (Studi di storia ecclesiastica, N.S. 15; Roma 1949) 2.39–81.