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Report No. a543

Summa ‘Quoniam status ecclesiarum’



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Consists largely of an excerpt taken from the Summa of Stephanus Tornacensis. It reproduces the text of the canons before commenting on them, a technique that can also be observed in the Summa ‘Elegantius in iure diuino’ (Coloniensis). This suggests French origin. Composed after the Summa of Stephanus Tornacensis and probably before that of Johannes Faventinus.



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Summa ‘Quoniam status ecclesiarum’.


Text(s) – Manuscripts

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Summa ‘Quoniam status ecclesiarum’.


Paris, BN lat. 16538 (C.1–C.35 q.9 only)


Paris, BN lat. 16540, fol. 105–113v (fragments)



T. Lenherr, Die Exkommunikations– und Depositionsgewalt der Häretiker bei Gratian und den Dekretisten bis zur Glossa ordinaria des Johannes Teutonicus (Münchener Theologische Studien 3, Kan. Abt. 42; München 1987) 201.

S. Kuttner, ‘Retractationes VIII’, in Gratian and the Schools of Law (London 1983) 28–29.

R. Weigand, Die bedingte Eheschliessung im kanonischen Recht (Münchener Theologische Studien 3, Kan. Abt. 16; München 1963) 1.142–43.

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

S. Kuttner, Repertorium 136–38.