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Report No. a516

Summa ‘De multiplici iuris diuisione’



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Is the earliest full treatise on Gratian from the Anglo-Norman school, composed c.1170. The work was one of the principal sources of the English Summa ‘De iure naturali’.



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Summa ‘De multiplici iuris diuisione’.


Text(s) – Manuscripts

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Summa ‘De multiplici iuris diuisione’.


Cambridge, Pembroke Coll. 72, fol. 68–75v (ends at C.24 q.3)


Cambridge, Trinity Coll. O.7.40, fol. 247


London, Lambeth Palace Libr. 139, fol. 152–159, 144–151 (contains D.1–C.7 q.1, C.17–36)



S. Kuttner, ‘Retractationes VIII’, in Gratian and the Schools of Law (London 1983) 28.

H. Müller, Der Anteil der Laien an der Bischofswahl: Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte der Kanonistik von Gratian bis Gregor IX. (Kanonistische Studien und Texte 29; Amsterdam 1977) 120–21.

F. Liotta, La continenza dei chierici (Milano 1971) 73–77.

K. Nörr, ‘Die Summen “De iure naturali” und “De multiplici iuris divisione”’, ZRG Kan. Abt., 48 (1962) 138–63.

S. Kuttner, ‘Anglo-Norman Canonists of the Twelfth Century’, Traditio, 7 (1949/51) 293.

S. Kuttner, Repertorium 139–41.