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Report No. a381

Petrus Peuerellus

d. c.1215


Alternative Names

Petrus Penerelli; Petrus Peneressi; Petrus Prevelli; Petrus Penerche; Petrus Puerelli; Petrus Penerchus



Author of a Libellus de ordine iudiciorum (inc.: Sapientiam), which Linda Fowler-Magerl dates before Compilatio prima (1191). Carbasse identifies him with a master and canon who between 1207 and 1213 appears in a number of Parisian documents. The same canon was then elected to the episcopal see of Agde in 1214. He died not much later.



No. 1

Ordo Sapientiam.


Text(s) – Manuscripts

No. 1

Ordo Sapientiam.


Douai, BM 649, fols. 1r–6va


Città del Vaticano, BAV Chigi E.VII.211, fols. 73ra–rb (fragment)


Città del Vaticano, BAV Chigi E.VIII.218, fols. 59ra–60vb


Text(s) – Modern Editions

No. 1

Ordo Sapientiam.

Modern Editions

Quellen zur Geschichte des römisch-kanonischen Processes im Mittelalter, ed. L. Wahrmund, II.1 (Innsbruck 1913) 1–66.



A. Lefebvre-Teillard, ‘Un maître parisien: Pierre Peverel’, BMCL, 36 (2019) 209–242.

R. Weigand, ‘The Transmonstane Decretists’, in The History of Medieval Canon Law in the Classical Period, 1140–1234: From Gratian to the Decretals of Pope Gregory IX, W. Hartmann and K. Pennington, ed. (History of Medieval Canon Law 6; Washington DC 2008) 207.

L. Fowler-Magerl, Ordo iudiciorum vel ordo iudiciarius: Begriff und Literaturgattung (Ius commune: Sonderhefte 19; Frankfurt am Main 1984) 130–31.

S. Kuttner, ‘Retractationes VII’, in Gratian and the Schools of Law (London 1983) 23.

J–-M. Carbasse, ‘L’ordo iudiciorum “Sapientiam affectant omnes”’, in Confluence des droit savants et des pratiques juridiques (Milano 1979) 24–28.