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By Anders Winroth

This publication deals new views at the criminal and highbrow advancements of the 12th century. Gratian's number of church legislation, the Decretum, used to be a key textual content in those advancements and remained a basic paintings all through and past the center a while. in the past, the numerous mysteries surrounding the construction of the Decretum have remained unsolved. Professor Winroth has now found the unique model of the Decretum in a model approximately part so long as the ultimate textual content, and that invitations a reconsideration of the resurgence of legislation within the 12th century.

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When I have perceived no advantage for my project in identifying the material source, I have not done so. A. Krause, “Die Handschriften des Decretum Gratiani in der Admonter Stiftsbibliothek,” in Jahresbericht des Stiftsgymnasium in Admont m. Ö. R. über das Schuljahr / (). This work, referred to by Winfried Stelzer and Hubert Mordek (see below, nn.  and ), was not available to me.  The Making of Gratian’s “Decretum”  Admont, Stiftsbibliothek  (Aa), fo. r. The main text contains C.

P. c. : “//stituti licite matrimonio . ” (l.  in Friedberg’s edition). fos. r–r: Supplement containing the canons and dicta which were added in the second recension and are missing on fos. r–r. Before part  and each causa the appropriate section of the anonymous introduction to the Decretum, “In prima parte agitur,” is reproduced. fos. r–: The de consecratione (incomplete). fo. 84 Canon  ends defectively, “. . quam ad desides neg//” suggesting that the text once continued on the next page.

C. , where the rubric de eodem (“about the same thing”) makes little sense if it is taken to refer back to c. . Recent scholarly advances make this the right time for a renewed consideration of the problems surrounding the composition of the Decretum. 38 In order to study glosses pre-dating the Glossa ordinaria of , Weigand examined and described practically every extant Decretum manuscript (more than ) from the twelfth and the first half of the thirteenth century. His research greatly facilitates the selection of manuscripts to be used in a study of the text of the Decretum.

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