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Bio-Bibliographical Guide to Medieval and Early Modern Jurists

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Report No. a562


late 1170s


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Glosses on Gratian’s Decretum that have been compiled and edited by Weigand. Weigand believed the author to have worked in Bologna; Gouron has argued that the W. is a Magister Walter (Walterus or Gualterus) of English origin working in Paris. Landau had identified him as Walter de Coutances. See the entry: Walter de Coutances.


R. Weigand, ‘W.-Glossen zum Dekret Gratians’, in Ministerium iustitiae: Festschrift für Heribert Heinemann zur Vollendung des 60. Lebensjahr, A. Gabriels, ed. (Essen 1986) 151–59.

S. Kuttner, ‘Bernardus Compostellanus Antiquus’, Traditio, 1 (1943) 338 n.49.