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Report No. a504

Summa ad iniungendam penitentiam



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A brief confessional manual by an author who identifies himself as ‘Richardus’ in the prologue. He designed the work as a guide for theologians. In the manuscript from Kynzwart, it appears appended to the Decretum versificatum of Werner of Schussenried (Suebia), which was completed in 1207. The Summa was probably written not much later. Moreover, since it refers once to the penitential Summa of Petrus Capuano (the Younger), it must have been written after 1201/2. An abbreviated version of Richardus’ treatise later circulated as the Summa Pseudo-Prepositini.



No. 1

Summa ad iniungendam penitentiam.


Text(s) – Manuscripts

No. 1

Summa ad iniungendam penitentiam.


Stuttgart, Würtembergische Landesbibl. HB.I.70


Kynžvart, Zámecka Knihovna 20–H–27, fol. 135ra–140ra


Text(s) – Modern Editions

No. 1

Summa ad iniungendam penitentiam.

Modern Editions

Prologue printed by M. Bohácek in Traditio, 18 (1962) 481.



M. Bohácek, ‘Summa Richardi a Summa Pseudo-Prepositini’, Studie o rukopisech (1963) 175–84.

S. Kuttner, ‘Brief Notes’, Traditio, 19 (1963) 537–38.

M. Bohácek, ‘Un manuscrit intéressant du “Compendium” de Werner von Schussenried’, Traditio, 18 (1962) 472–82.

P. Michaud-Quantin, Sommes de casuistique et manuels de confession au moyen âge (XII–XVI siècles) (Louvain 1962) 20.