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Ordo iudiciorum ‘Si quis quacunque re’

mid-12th c.


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Early ordo that does not name opposing viewpoints. Possibly authored by Hugo but could stem from southern France. One of the earliest works not to follow the order of the Corpus iuris ciuilis but rather to present a systematic and largely complete presentation of procedure. A final section, ‘De appellationibus’, could have been written and added later. It was not included in the early modern printing but is attached to the work in the Grenoble manuscript. The section is also transmitted separately and was influential at the papal curia.



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Ordo iudiciorum ‘Si quis quacunque re’.


Text(s) – Manuscripts

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Ordo iudiciorum ‘Si quis quacunque re’.


Grenoble, BM 391.2


Text(s) – Early Printed Editions

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Ordo iudiciorum ‘Si quis quacunque re’.

Early Printed Editions

Placentini Jurisconsulti vetustissimi de varietate actionum libri sex,: De libello conventiale. Mainz: Nicolaus Rhodius, 1530. The work appears as book 4 of Placentinus’s Libellus.


Text(s) – Modern Editions

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Ordo iudiciorum ‘Si quis quacunque re’.

Modern Editions

Corpus glossatorum iuris civilis, ed. A. Converso (Torino 1973) 1.143–58.



H. Lange, Glossatoren 188–89.

L. Fowler-Magerl, Ordo iudiciorum vel ordo iudiciarius: Begriff und Literaturgattung (Ius commune: Sonderhefte 19; Frankfurt am Main 1984) 41–43.

H. Kantorowicz, Studies in the Glossators of the Roman Law: Newly Discovered Writings of the Twelfth Century (Cambridge 1938; repr. Aalen 1969) 107.