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Report No. r274

Guido Terrena



Alternative Names

Guido Terreni; de Perpiniano (LC); Guido de Terrena; Guido Tarrena; Guido de Perpiniano; Guy de Perpignan; Guido Maiorcensis; Guido de Terrenis; Guido Maiorcensis; Guy de Majorque; Guido Terreni



Born around 1260, Guido joined the Carmelites in 1290 and taught theology at Paris until 1318, when he was made general of his order. One of the great supporters of Pope John XXII and his policies, he became bishop of Majorca (1321) and Elne (1332), but spent much of his time at the papal curia at Avignon, where he died in 1342. He left a number of canonistic works such as the Expositorium Decreti, which offered a summary of Gratian’s text for the use of theologians.



No. 1

Epistolae ad Iohannem utrum invocantes dominum sint haeretici.

No. 2

Expositorium Decreti.


Text(s) – Manuscripts

No. 1

Epistolae ad Iohannem utrum invocantes dominum sint haeretici.


Città del Vaticano, BAV Borgh. 348

No. 2

Expositorium Decreti.


Paris, BN lat. 3914


Città del Vaticano, BAV Vat. lat. 1453



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