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MS. Hamilton 23

Summary Catalogue no.: 24453

Konrad von Soltau on the Sentences; canon law; papal formularies. Germany, 15th century.

Contents

Language(s): Latin

On the upper pastedown is a fifteenth-century table of contents, including as the first item, now missing, 'Priuilegia studii Erfordensis'; the foliation indicates that this was missing by the later fifteenth century.

1. (fols. 1ra-163va)
Konrad von Soltau, Quaestiones on Peter Lombard's Sentences
Rubric: Incipiunt questiones sententiarum magistri Conradum Soltonis sacre pagine professoris Studii Pragen.
Incipit: Queritur circa primum sententiarum utrum per studium sacre scripture acquiratur habitus alius a fide
Explicit: usque ad diem iudicij vident gloriam sanctorum. Quam nobis concedat qui sine fine viuit et regnat in secula seculorum amen.
Final rubric: Expliciunt questiones sententiarum magistri Conradi Sultonis etc.

Fol. 163v originally blank; added in a different hand:

Confirmation by John XXII of an indulgence of 30 days granted by Urban IV.

Notes from Augustine and Bernard of Clairvaux on the twelve abuses.

Verses attributed to Bernard: 'Monachus velox ad mensam ... Monachum demonicum conuersum perversum'; Walther 11178, cf. Speculum peccatoris (PL 40.991).

Fol. 164r-v blank.

2.1. (fols. 165ra-188vb)
Giovanni Calderini, De interdicto ecclesiastico
Rubric: Tractatus de ecclesiastico interdicto Johannis Calderini
Incipit: Quamvis dubia plurima iuxta materiam interdicti
Explicit: concessa ipsi ecclesie a christo cui est honor et gloria per infinita
Final rubric: Explicit interdictum ecclesiasticum Johannis Calderini Bononiensis
2.2. (fols. 188vb-191va)
Rubric: Hoc est registrum ecclesiastici interdicti Johannis Calderini
Incipit: In hoc tractatu tractatur primo de dispositione interdicti ecclesiastici cum declaracione membrorum. Secundo de speciebus interdicti.
Explicit: in fine Johannis Andree
Final rubric: Explicit Registrum ecclesiastici interdicti Johannis Kalderini

Fol. 191vb blank.

3. (fols. 192ra-245ra)
Arnoldus de Augusta, Arengae
Rubric: Incipiunt Arenge
Incipit: Reuerendo\issimo/ in christo patri ac domino suo thome sancte salzenburgensis ecclesie archiepiscopo
Incipit: (fol. 193ra) Svfficentia nostra ex deo est
Explicit: tam copiosum quod neque finire tam preciosum quod non potest estimari.
Final rubric: Expliciunt arenge magistri arnoldi de augusta canonum professoris canonici sancti mauricii augustinensis AMEN. Non reputes hoc modicum.

Fol. 245rb blank.

4. (fols. 245va-252va)
⟨Tituli legum ciuilium⟩
Rubric: Incipiunt tituli legum et primo Institutorum amen
Incipit: De adopcionibus | De auctoritate tutorum | De adepcione legatorum et transl(atione)
Explicit: Vt differentes iudices audire interpellantium allegationes compellantur | De vsuris nauticis

The rubrics of the Institutes, Digest, Codex, Authenticum, arranged in alphabetical order, as printed (in different order) in the Modus legendi abbreviaturas (GW M24956; ISTC im00746000, etc.) but here without book or other numbers.

Followed by a note on usury:

Incipit: Nota quinque sunt casus in quibus licet plus recipere pecunia mutuata
(fol. 253r)

Diagrammatic notes on the canon law of marriage, frequently referring to Gratian, Decretum.

5. (fols. 253va-285vb)

An anonymous and unidentified collection of texts on procedure in the papal courts: it is unclear to what extent it represents a single compilation and, sometimes, where the different sections end and begin.

(fols. 253va-254ra)
⟨De terminis causarum in curia Romana⟩
Incipit: Ordo terminorum in prima instancia. Primo post presentacionem commissionis citetur pars ad dicendum
Explicit: ad declarandum et dicendum contra
(fols. 254ra-260r)
⟨De modo procedendi in curia Romana⟩
Rubric: Processus per audientiam litterarum contradictarum
Incipit: Item si procedatur coram domino auditore tuo per audientiam contradictarum
Explicit: (De interrogationis specialibus) audita et narrata huiusmodi in presenti causa deponeret etc.

Material in fols. 253va-257vb is closely paralleled (not always in the same order) in Freiburg im Breisgau, UB, Hs. 1154, fols. 31v-35v; for fols. 253va, 254va ('Qualiter procedatur in causis in palacio apostolico') see also BAV, Pal. lat. 685 fols. 35va-36r, 37vb-39v (pr. C. Lefebvre in Revue de droit canonique 10-11 (1960-1) 174-191); perhaps cf. also Eichstätt, UB, Cod. st. 618 fols. 164v-168ra.

(fols. 260r-263va)
⟨Innocent IV⟩, ⟨Summa exceptionum⟩
Rubric: De exceptionibus contra litteras et sigilla
Incipit: Excipitur contra litteras et sigillia modis multis
(fol. 263va-264ra)
Rubric: Notabilia quedam circa(?) iudicia superius non expressa
Incipit: Si actor aut reus petat per auditorem conpelli adversarium

Cf. G. Ehler, Der Liber Cancellariae Apostolicae vom Jahre 1380 (1888), 226-8 (Dietrich von Nieheim, Stilus palatii abbreviatus)

(fols. 264rb-265ra)
Incipit: Si lite pendente per alteram parcium aliquid in partibus
Explicit: si diligenter ut premittitur operetur

Cf. G. Erler, Der Liber Cancellariae (1888), 231-4 (Dietrich von Nieheim).

(fol. 265ra)
Incipit: Ad cognoscendum publicum instrumentum octo requiruntur scilicet annus domini Indicio
(fols. 265rb-266va)
Short formulary
Rubric: Forma probacionis sententie
Incipit: Nos igitur talis auditor etc. Visis et diligenter inspectis
(fols. 266va-b)
Incipit: Nota quod si pars post conclusionem iura producere velit

Cf. G. Erler, Der Liber Cancellariae Apostolicae (1888), 224-5 (Dietrich von Nieheim).

(fol. 266vb)
Incipit: De conclusionibus faciendis. Si dec..uatur remissio ad partes tunc partus

Cf. G. Erler, Der Liber Cancellariae Apostolicae (1888), 224-5 (Dietrich von Nieheim).

(fols. 267va-273vb)
Novae constitutiones audientiae contradictarum in curia romana promulgatae A.D. 1375
Rubric: Constituciones audire contradictarum
Rubric: \De lectura constitutionum/
Incipit: In primis statuimus quod anno quolibet prima die mensis Octobris
Explicit: allis illicite et inviolabiliter obseruentur etc. Finis.
Ed. J. Foerstemann (Leipzig, 1897), here without the prologue.
(fols. 273vb-275ra)
Rubric: Obseruancie audientarum sacri pallacii apostolici
Incipit: Primo nullus auditor iuxta constitutiones
(fols. 275ra-va)
Rubric: Constituciones procuratorum penitentorie
Incipit: Statuimus et ordinamus quod singuli et omnes procuratores in officio penitentiarie
Rubric: (fol. 275va-276rb) Taxaciones penitentiarie

Below, fols. 282ra-285vb

(fol. 276va-278ra)

Constitution 'Qui exacti' of John XXII

Rubric: Die xvj mensis Januarii Anno a natiuitate domini Mo ccco lxxvo fuerunt publicate presentes consitutiones de verbo ad verbum per dominum martinum de Thasters lectorem audien.
Incipit: Johannes episcopus Que[sic] exacti temporis gesta recenset
Explicit: absolutionis beneficium obtinere. Nulli ergo etc. Datum

Erler, Liber cancellariae, 191-6

(fols. 278ra-285vb)
Manual of the papal penitentiary
Rubric: Incipit formularius sacre penitentiarie Romane curie. Primo copia Bulle constitucioni officii penitentiarie
(fols. 282ra-285vb)
Tax-roll of Benedict XII

C. H. Haskins, 'The sources for the history of the papal penitentiary', The American Journal of Theology Vol. 9, No. 3 (1905), 421-450, at 426-7, here the first two items only, pr. H. Denifle, 'Die Aelteste Taxrolle der apost. Pönitentiarie, Archiv für Litt. und Kirchengeschichte, 4, 1888.

6. (fols. 285vb-286vb)
Bernard Silvestris, Epistola rei familiaris
Rubric: Epistola beati Bernardi de cura domestica vtilius gubernanda et regimine domus
Incipit: Gratioso et felici militi
Explicit: deum si non timueris omnia timebis||
7. (fols.287r-295r)
Wilhelm Horborch, Decisiones nouae rotae Romanae (abbreviation)
Incipit: In nomine domini amen anno domini Mocccolxxvio die mercurii
Incipit: De attemptatis. Primo quod attemptata appellatione pendente a diffinitiua
Explicit: caucionem fideiussoriam

Highly abbreviated; ending at c. 75 in the edition of 1472 (GW 8200, chapter begins 'Item si petatur absolucio simpliciter...').

Rest of fol. 295r blank.

8. (fols. 295v-323r)
Regulae cancellariae Apostolicae
(fols. 295v-298v)
Boniface IX, Regulae cancellariae (Constitutio 'Intenta salutis', 1402)
Incipit: Bonifacius episopus serus seruorum ... Intenta salutis operibus
Explicit: roboris uel momenti. Nulli ergo Si quis autem Datum Rome apud sanctum Petrum xj kl. Januar. pontificatus nostri anno quartodecimo. Amen.
Regulae cancellariae apostolicae, ed. Emil von Ottenthal (Innsbruck, 1888), pp. 73-79 (cc. 67-81).

Rest of fol. 298v blank.

(fols. 299r-323r)
Regulae cancellariae Apostolicae, John XXII-Boniface IX
Rubric: Regule date in vicecancellaria per dominum Johannem papam xxij
Incipit: Infra scripte sunt regule restrictiue
Explicit: ullas fore declarauit
Regulae cancellariae apostolicae, ed. Emil von Ottenthal (Innsbruck, 1888), pp. 1-70 (ending at c. 59).
(fol. 323v)

Ordinances of John XXIII (1410?) for letters of gratia expectativa.

Rubric: Constituciones pape Johannis xxiij
Incipit: Prima videlicet viij kln. Junii sit pro familiaribus commensalibus domini nostri pape. Secunda data videlicet vij kln. Junij
Explicit: quas habeant viri eorum

Printed in The Register of Nicholas Bubwith, ed. T. S. Holmes, II, Somerset Record Society 30 (1914), 581-3 with the heading 'sequitur date que ponentur in graciis expectativis per modum qui sequitur'

Added, fifteenth century.

Physical Description

Apparently two codicological units (fols. 1-164, 165-323), with the same two scribes chiefly responsible for both units, which were evidently together early.
Form: codex
Support: paper
Foliation: Fols. 1-163 foliated in arabic and roman 1-167, fifteenth century.

Layout

2 cols. except for fols. 287r-323v, 1 col.; c. 31-40 lines; frame-ruled.

Decoration

Art 1: little decoration: initial in red with simple decoration, fol. 1r; rubrication unfinished.

Elsewhere red initials with simple penwork decoration in red.

Binding

Fifteenth-century binding of whittawed skin over boards, damaged; bosses and clasps lost.

History

Origin: 15th century (early (?)) ; German, Erfurt (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

Presumably written at Erfurt, on the evidence of the missing first item.

Erfurt, Benedictine monastery of St Peter: 'Liber Bibliothecae regalis Monasterij S. Petri Erfordiae', 18th century, fol. 1r.

Friedrich Gottlieb Julius von Bülow: probably identifiable as no. 116 in the 1836 sale catalogue ('CONR. SOLTONIS Quaestiones in librum 1. sententiarnm. - JOA, CALDERINI Tract. de .ecclesiastico interdicto'; cf. note on fol. 1r, 'Quaest. M. Conradi Soltonis in 1. Sententiarum').

Sir William Hamilton, 1788-1856

Presented to the Bodleian Library by his sons and received in 1857.

MS. Hamilton 23 - upper pastedown

Contents

Language(s): Latin

Liber sextus with gloss of Johannes Andrease (?) (textus inclusus) and later annotations

Liber sextus decretalium

II.xiv.3, 'ipsius prius facta de illis ... in sua petitione fuerat' (Corpus Iuris Canonici II.1012-13).

Johannes Andreae, Apparatus ad Sextum

Differing slightly from the text as pr. 1582

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: part of one folio

Hand(s)

Southern textualis

History

Origin: 14th century ; Italy (?)

MS. Hamilton 23 - lower pastedown

Contents

Language(s): Latin

Canon law

Part of a list of canon law terms; the final entry is for presumptio (iuris, hominis, naturae, facti). The lower half of the leaf is blank.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Hand(s)

Cursiva antiquior (anglicana: characteristic two-compartment a, long r and split ascenders).

History

Origin: 13th century, second half ; English

Additional Information

Record Sources

Draft description by Matthew Holford (June 2020). Previously described in the Summary Catalogue.

Last Substantive Revision

2020-06: Draft new description for Polonsky German.