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Report No. t062

Hieronymus Muscornus

16th c.


Alternative Names

Hieronymus Muscornus Cyprius



CERL Thesaurus lists H. in three entries. The first gives dates of 1581–1596, but these are publication dates, not the dates of H.’s life. The second and third add nothing to what we already know. The sole work ascribed to him is De iurisdictione et imperio (TUI 1584 t. 3.2). Assuming that the name is not a pseudonym, the only hope of finding him lies in the toponym. There were relatively few jurists whose works were being published in western Europe in the 16th century who came from Cyprus. The dedicatory epistle of ed. Passau 1570 is addressed to one Jacobus de Nores count of Tripoli. This is probably Giacomo de Nores, count of Tripoli, who was killed by the Turks in the battle of Nicosia in 1570. That gives a terminus ante quem. The third volume of Anton Francesco Doni’s letters is dedicated to the same man in 1546, when he was not yet count. C. Schiavon, ‘Una via d’accesso agli epistolari. Le dediche dei libri di lettere d’autore nel Cinquecento. Prima parte’, Margini 3 (2009) online. That gives a terminus post quem. More work is called for.

Source: CERL Thesaurus.

TUI database



No. 01

De iurisdictione et imperio.


Text(s) – Early Printed Editions

No. 01

De iurisdictione et imperio.

Early Printed Editions

Tractatus universi iuris. Venezia: F. Ziletti, 1584, 3.2.15vb.