Catholic Church canon law

Catholic Church canon law

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Catholic Church.
Title: Catholic Church canon law
Dates: 1300s
Quantity: 1.0 Volume(s) 1 box
Coll. Number: ms1173

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a volume of Catholic canon law. Bound in heavy wooden boards covered with goatskin with traces of bosses, this Italian 14th century Canon Law of the Catholic Church is in Latin manuscript on paper, a 41 x 31 cm. folio. The watermark of the paper used in Part I is a standing dove with an olive branch of five twigs. The watermark of Part II seems to be an interwoven S. The volume consists of the following three parts: Part I. 228 leaves, a dictionary of Canon Law terms with their definitions and descriptions; Part 2. 44 leaves, clarifications and distinctions of concepts pertaining to Canon Law; Part 3. 3 leaves, table of contents for Part II. Written in at least two different hands in two columns, with many floriated red initials and capital strokes, the text is full of abbreviations and contractions. A Latin manuscript note inside the front cover reads "The name of the author is given nowhere in this book. It contains questions and resolutions of the Canon Law in alphabetic order. The writing, or lettering, I would say, is from the middle of the 14th century." Another manuscript note describes the title of the two parts thus: Summula Juris Canonici et Johannis Andrea Distinctiones Decretalium.

Index Terms

Canon law--Interpretation and construction.

Existence and Location of Originals note

This collection is available by special permission only. Please contact Head of Manuscripts Dept. for further inquiry.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Catholic Church canon law, ms 1173, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

OS BoxVolume
VB 151Cannon law, 1300s