The Medieval Canon Law: Teaching, Literature and Transmission

The Medieval Canon Law: Teaching, Literature and Transmission

by Dorothy M. Owen (Editor)

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The Medieval Canon Law: Teaching, Literature and Transmission by Dorothy M. Owen

Knowledge of the canon law was essential for the medieval ecclesiastical administrator, and teaching in canon law was provided in all western universities in the Middle Ages. This study examines the provision for students (especially in Cambridge), the choice of available textbooks, and the collections of legal books made by the university and colleges and by private individuals. Dr Owen notes opportunities for the employment of canonists, and discusses a group of formularies and notebooks compiled by scholars active in the Church courts. Official teaching of canon law ceased at the Reformation, but the study continued in the faculties of civil law; medieval texts were reissued and many new guides to the current practice of Church courts written.

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ISBN-13: 9780521106566
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/03/2009
Series: The Sandars Lectures in Bibliography Series
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Foreword; Abbreviations; 1. The teaching and study of the canon law in the later Middle Ages; 2. Canonists and their careers; 3. The canonists' formularies; 4. Post-Reformation literature: collectors and practical applications; Notes; Bibliography of works quoted; Manuscripts quoted extensively; Works of canon lawyers, pre-Reformation; Works on canon law, post-Reformation; Index.

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