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Report No. r090

Bartholomaeus de Chaimis

d. 1496


Alternative Names

Bartholomaeus de Chaimis (LC); Bartholomaeus Caymus; Bartholomaeus de Chaymis; Bartholomaeus de Caimis



Bartholomaeus was the author of a confessional manual he completed towards the end of the 15th century. It is based in particular on his predecessors, Antoninus of Florence and Angelus of Chiavasso.



No. 1

Confessionale. Also known as the Interogatorium.


Text(s) – Manuscripts

No. 1



München, BSB Clm 17405


Oxford, Bodleian Libr. Misc. can. 108


Text(s) – Early Printed Editions

No. 1


Early Printed Editions

Milano, 1474 (Hain 2481).


Nürnberg, 1477 (Hain 2482).


Mainz, 1478 (Hain 2483).


Milano, 1478 (Hain 2484).


Milano, 1482 (Hain 2486).


Memmingen, 1483 (Hain 2487).


Venezia, 1486 (Hain 2488).


s.l. [Venezia], 1486 (Hain 2485).


Augsburg, 1491 (Hain 2489).


s.l. [Strassbourg], s.a. (Hain 2476).


s.l., s.a. (Hain 2475).


s.l., s.a. (Hain 2477).


s.l. [Strassbourg], s.a. (Hain 2478).


s.l., s.a. (Hain 2479).


s.l., s.a. (Hain 2480).



P. Michaud-Quantin, Sommes de casuistique et manuals de confession au moyen âge (XII–XVI siècles) (Leuven 1962) 76.

A. Teetaert, ‘Barthélemy de Chaimis ou de Milan’, in DDC (1937) 2.207–10.

J. Sbaralea, Supplementum ad scriptores ordinis minorum (Roma 1908) 1.119.

J. von Schulte, QL 2.453–54.