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Report No. r447

Nicolaus Dinkelspuhliensis



Alternative Names

Nicolaus de Dinkelsbühl; Nikolaus von Dinkelsbühl; Nicolaus de Dinkelspuhel; Nicolaus Puntzlein; Nicolaus de Dinkelsbuel; Nicolaus de Dinkspuchel; Nicolaus de Dunkelspuel; Nicolaus de Dynkelspiel; Nikolaus Prunczlein; Nikolaus von Dinckelspuel



Nicolaus studied the liberal arts and theology in Vienna, where he eventually became a professor in both faculties (since 1385). He continued to teach there until c.1431. Besides several theological, political and moral works, he also wrote a penitential treatise which had some bearing on matters of canon law.



No. 1

De tribus partibus penitentie.


Text(s) – Manuscripts

No. 1

De tribus partibus penitentie.


Einsiedeln, Stiftsbibl. 214


Karlsruhe, Badische Landesbibl. 92


Karlsruhe, Badische Landesbibl. 93


Klagenfurt, Bischöfliche Bibl. XXXI.b.13


Klosterneuberg, Stiftsbibl. 341


Klosterneuberg, Stiftsbibl. 370


Klosterneuberg, Stiftsbibl. 371


Klosterneuberg, Stiftsbibl. 416


Klosterneuberg, Stiftsbibl. 426


Paris, Bibl. Mazarine 903


Praha, Univ. Knihovna I.C.15


Praha, Univ. Knihovna III.C.4


Sélestat, BM 63


Sélestat, BM 82


Strasbourg, BN et Universitaire 22


Strasbourg, BN et Universitaire 28


Strasbourg, BN et Universitaire 36


Text(s) – Early Printed Editions

No. 1

De tribus partibus penitentie.

Early Printed Editions

Strasbourg , 1516.



D. Mertens, ‘Riforma monastica e potere temporale nella Germania sud–occidentale prima della Riforma’, Strutture ecclesiastiche in Italia e Germania prima della Riforma, P. Prodi and P. Johanek, ed. (Annali dell’Istituto storico italo-germanico, Quaderno, 16; Bologna 1984).

E. Bauer, ‘Handschriftenfunde zur Literatur des Mittelalters. 10: Nikolaus von Dinkelsbühl. Handschriftenfund und Neuzuweisung’, Zeitschrift für deutsches Altertum und deutsche Literatur, 100 (1971) 159–161.

P. Michaud-Quantin, Sommes de casuistique et manuals de confession au moyen âge (XII–XVI siècles) (Leuven 1962) 79.

J. von Schulte, QL 2.399.