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Catholic Church canon law

Catholic Church canon law

Descriptive Summary

Title: Catholic Church canon law
Creator: Catholic Church
Inclusive Dates: 1300s
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 volume(s) 1 box
Collection Number: ms1173
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Scope and Content

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.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2019.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Canon law -- Interpretation and construction.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

VB 151Cannon law, 1300s