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Report No. r345

Johannes Cagnazzo de Tabia

fl. early 16th c.


Alternative Names

Giovanni Cagnazzo; Giovanni Taggia; Giovanni Cagnasso; Joannes Tabiensis; Joannes de Tabia,Joannes Cagnozzo



A Dominican teaching at the Bolognese convent of his order, Johannes composed a rather bulky penitential Summa (c. 1515), which depended on the works of his predecessors Angelus de Chiavasso and Bartholemeus de Salis. Its impressive learnedness impeded any wider circulation.



No. 1

Summa Tabiensis, c. 1515.


Text(s) – Early Printed Editions

No. 1

Summa Tabiensis, c. 1515.

Early Printed Editions

Bologna, 1517.


Bologna, 1520.


Venezia, 1580.



P. Michaud-Quantin, Sommes de casuistique et manuals de confession au moyen âge (XII–XVI siècles) (Leuven 1962) 104.

G. Oesterlé, ‘Jean Cagnazzo de Tabia’, in DDC (1957) 6.97.

J. Dietterle, ‘Die “Summae confessorum (sive de casibus conscientiae)” von ihren Anfängen an bis Silvester Prierias’, ZKG, 28 (1907) 401–12.