Book/Printed Material Gratian's Decree. Decretum Gratiani

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Title

  • Gratian's Decree.

Other Title

  • Decretum Gratiani

Summary

  • The Decretum Gratiani, also known as the Concordantia Discordantium Canonum, is a collection of canon law completed around 1140 by Gratian, a Benedictine monk from Italy who taught at the Monastery of Saints Felix and Nabor in Bologna, and who is known as the father of the study of canon law. The work was used in the School of Law at the University of Bologna and later in other European universities. Gratian drew upon existing conciliar canons up to and including the Second Lateran Council in 1139. Different law cases are discussed by means of fictitious or hypothetical causae (causes). This 12th-century codex from Schäftlarn Abbey near Munich is the earliest known manuscript of Decretum Gratiani with extensive illustrations of the individual causes. The pen-drawings are executed on colored ground within the initials at the beginning of each cause. In cause 15, the case of a cleric is depicted in a virtuoso manner. Before his ordination, the cleric became involved with a woman; he then committed a murder during his priesthood, and is now being put on trial by his former mistress.

Names

  • Gratian, active 12th century Author.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1165 to 1170]

Headings

  • -  Germany--Bavaria--Munich
  • -  Italy--Emilia-Romagna--Bologna
  • -  1140
  • -  Canon law
  • -  Catholic Church
  • -  Illuminations
  • -  Law, Medieval

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  "BSB shelfmark: Clm 17161|This description of the work was written by Karl-Georg Pfändtner of the Bavarian State Library."--Note extracted from World Digital Library.
  • -  Original resource extent: I + 182 folios : parchment ; 43.5 x 29.5 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: Bavarian State Library.
  • -  Content in Latin.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Source Collection

  • Illuminated Manuscripts from Europe

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021668099

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • pdf
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Gratian, Active 12Th Century Author. Gratian's Decree. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1170, 1165] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668099/.

APA citation style:

Gratian, A. 1. C. A. (1165) Gratian's Decree. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1170] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668099/.

MLA citation style:

Gratian, Active 12Th Century Author. Gratian's Decree. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1170, 1165] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021668099/>.