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Report No. a380

Petrus Pictauiensis

early 13th c.


Alternative Names

Petrus Pictaviensis; Pierre de Poitiers; Peter of Poitiers; Petrus von Poitiers



A canon of Saint-Victor at Paris, composed a penitential manual, c.1215–20, for members of his order. Not to be confused with the somewhat older contemporary of the same name who was the author of a book of sentences and chancellor of Paris until his death in 1205.



No. 1

Liber poenitentialis.


Text(s) – Manuscripts

No. 1

Liber poenitentialis.


Erlangen, Universitätsbibl. 399


El Escorial, Bibl. San Lorenzo I.III.7


Paris, BN lat. 715


Paris, Univ. Paris, Bibl. Sorbonne 124



J. Goering, ‘The Internal Forum and the Literature of Penance and Confession’, in The History of Medieval Canon Law in the Classical Period, 1140–1234: From Gratian to the Decretals fo Pope Gregory IX, W. Hartmann and K. Pennington, ed. (History of Medieval Canon Law 6; Washington DC 2008) 418.

C. Cheney, ‘La date de la composition du “Liber poenitentialis” attribué à Pierre de Poitiers’, RTAM, 9 (1937) 401–404.

A. Teetaert, ‘Le Liber poenitentialis de Pierre de Poitiers’, in Aus der Geisteswelt des Mittelalters. Festschrift Grabmann, A. Lang, ed. (Münster 1935) 310–331.