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MS. Holkham misc. 19

Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)

Canon law collection; Italy (Pistoia), early 12th century

Contents

Language(s): Latin

(fol. 1)
Alexander II , Letter Ad sedem apostolicam, 1063 (Jaffé-Wattenbach, Regesta Pont. Rom. no. 4500)
(fol. 1)
Ps.-Gregory I , Letter to Venerius, bp. of Cagliari (Jaffé-Wattenbach, Regesta Pont. Rom.. no. 1937 and (in error) 4751); added in a contemporary hand

Fols. 2v, 3r and col. 1 of 3v are blank.

(fol. 3v)
Canon law collection 'Hispana',

consisting of 'versificatio et 'interrogatio', pr. P.L. 84 col. 23, each book here preceding by a list of capitula.

(fol. 27)

Preface, pr. P.L. 84 col. 94

(fol. 28)

Ten elegiac verses

Incipit: Concilium sacrum venerandi culmina iuris
(Walther, Alphab. Verseichnis no. 3091), pr. P. Hinschius, Decretales Pseudo-Isidorianae, Leipzig, 1863, p. 257
(fol. 28)
Rubric: Prologus Niceni concilii
Incipit: Cum quidem adversus Arrium balsphemum
(fol. 29)

Councils, Nicea to Merida, as pr. P.L. 84 col. 93-626, , omitting Saragossa II and III, P.L. 84 cols.317-8, and Barcelona I-Egara, P.L. 84 col. 607-14

(fols. 142-5)
Rubric: Sententie que in veteribus exemplaribus conciliorum non habentur sed ad quibusdam in ipsis inserta sunt

Canons 48-70 of the council of Agde, P.L. 84 col. 270-3, numbered I-XXII, already in this MS. at fol. 74r-v.

(fol. 142v)
Rubric: De decimis L⟨eo⟩ papa VIIII
Incipit: Ut nullus abbas vel monachus decimas
Explicit: apostolica sanctione firmamus
Rubric: De ecclesie pace. Liberii pape dec⟨imi⟩
Incipit: Qui contra pacem
(Gratian, Decretum II, causa 24 qu. 1, c. 32)
Rubric: Isidorus
Incipit: Quotinenscunque in gestis conciliorum
Rubric: De consanguinitate
Incipit: Sane quibus coniunctis interdicitur
(fol. 143)
Rubric: Yeronimus dicit
Incipit: Maritus licet sit adulter
Rubric: Ex dictis Gregorii
Incipit: Caveat ante omnia sacerdos
Rubric: Augustinus dicit
Incipit: Quod qui extra aecclesiam
Rubric: Item eiusdem
Incipit: Quod scismatici vel heretici
Rubric: Augustinus
Incipit: Qui in aecclesia Christi

Decr. II ca. 24. qu. 3 c. 31

Rubric: Anastasius et Damasus pape
Incipit: Quod potest obviare

Decr. II. ca. 23 qu. 3 c. 8

Rubric: Gelasius papa
Incipit: Si quid in aecclesia

Decr. II. ca. 2 qu. 7 c. 48

Rubric: De beneficiis clericorum
Incipit: Ut res quas sacerdos
Rubric: Ex eiusdem
Incipit: Illud censuimus

Decr. II. ca. 16 qu. 6 c. 7

Rubric: De Christianitate
Incipit: Si quis unus

Decr. II. ca. 30 qu. 4 c. 3

Rubric: De fide
Incipit: Si quis a fide Domini discesserit
Rubric: De sacrilegio
Incipit: Si quis terram aut pratum
Rubric: Augustinus
Incipit: Illud plane
Explicit: ingerit poenam

Decr. II ca. 11 qu. 3 c. 87 (first part)

Rubric: Eiusdem
Incipit: Per cum quippe diffunditur

ibid. ca. 11 qu. 3 c. 87 to ‘perperam’, then continues: ‘Secundam catholicam fidem et sanam doctrinam nec naturae Dei nocere potest quisquam’

Rubric: Cuius et supra
Incipit: Pax aecclesiae

ibid. ca. 11 qu. 3 c. 87 to ‘columba dimittit’, then continues: ‘Temerarium iudicium...necesse est ut noceat’

Jerome , Commentary on Matthew (extract: III.xvi, P.L. 26.118)
Rubric: Ex commentario Ieronimi in Matheo
Rubric: De recipiendis conciliis
Incipit: Leo quartus episcopis 'De libellis'

Decr. I. dist. 20 c. 2

(fol. 143v)
Synod held by Eugenius II at Rome, 853,

pr. Mansi XIV.999-1009

Incipit: Diversi que clericis legente Theodoro diacono

The text agrees closely with that of MS. Lucca 124 of which the variants are recorded by Mansi.

Fol. 145v is blank

(fol. 146)
Collection of decretals,

mainly from the Hispana collection, pr. P.L. 84 cols. 627-848, and the False Decretals, pr. Hinschius, op. cit.

(fol. 146)

preface: Actenus digestis conciliis, pr. Hinschius p. 444, followed by list of contents headed 'Numerus decretalium episcoporum'. Numbered I-CII.

(fol. 146v)

Items 1-36 are P.L. 84, nos. 1-35, but P.L. no. 25 is 2 letters, 25 and 26 in MS., and P.L. nos. 26 and 27 are both numbered 27 in MS. P.L. in error numbers both of Celestine's letters (col. 679 and 686) as 34.

Fol. 162A is left blank.

(fol. 162)

Not in list of contents = Hinschius pp. 561-5, letter of Sixtus III

(fol. 163v)

Item 37, P.L. no. 36

(fol. 163v)

Item 38, P.L. no. 37

(fol. 164)

Item 39, P.L. col. 693

(fol. 164v)

Item 40, P.L. no. 38. Here the numbering ceases in the MS., though continuing in the list of contents. Item 41 in the list of contents, Epistola Petri episcopi Ravanensis (= P.L. no. 39) is omitted in the text.

(fol. 166)

Item 42, Hinschius p. 575, Leo to Julian

(fol. 167)

Item 43, Hinschius p. 576, Leo to Theodosius

(fol. 167)

Item 44, Hinschius p. 570, Leo to Pulcheria

(fol. 167v)

Item 45, P.L. no. 40

(fol. 168)

Items 46-8, P.L. nos. 42-4

(fol. 168v)

Items 49-51, P.L. nos. 47-9

(fol. 170)

Item 52, P.L. no. 52

(fol. 170)

Item 53, Hinschius p. 565, Leo to Theodoretus

(fol. 171)

Item 54, Hinschius p. 559, Leo to Juvenalis. Items 52-4 are wrongly addressed to Marcianus in list of contents.

(fol. 171v)

Item 55, P.L. no. 57. Items 56-61 in the list of contents are omitted in the text.

(fol. 171v)

Item 62, most of P.L. no. 60, col. 737 'Sancti Hilarii Pictaviensis' - 746

Rubric: Dehinc sequuntur testimonia excerpta suprascripta de libris catholicorum patrum a Leone papa collecta Leonique imperatori directa
(fol. 174)

Item 63, P.L. no. 61

(fol. 174)

Item 64, P.L. no. 62

(fol. 177)

Not in list of contents, Hinschius p. 574, Leo I to bp. of Aquila

(fol. 177v)

Items 65-7, P.L. nos. 63-5

(fol. 179v)

Item 68, P.L. no. 66 but beg:

Incipit: Subditis responsionibus et ad eiusdem consulta rescriptis
(fol. 181)

Items 69-74, P.L. nos. 67-72

(fol. 186)

Not in list of contents, Hinschius p. 628, Leo I to bps. of Gaul and Germany

(fol. 186v)

Item 75, P.L. no. 73. Another contemporary hand has filled up the bottom of fol. 186vB with the letter of Leo IX 'Relatum nobis', Jaffé, Regesta no. 4269 (dated 1052)

(fol. 187)

Item 76, P.L. no. 74

(fol. 187)

Item 77, letters of Ascanius and the bishops of the archdiocese of Tarragona to Hilary, pr. in a different order in P.L. 58 cols. 12-16.

(fol. 188)

Item 78, P.L. no. 75

(fol. 188v)

Not in list of contents, letter of St. Simplicius to John, bp. of Ravenna, Si quis esset, Jaffé, Regesta no. 583

(fol. 188v)

Item 79, letter of St. Simplicius to Florentius, Relatio nos vestrae, Jaffé, Regesta no. 570

(fol. 189)

Items 80-3, P.L. nos. 78-81

(fol. 190v)

Not in list of contents, Hinschius p. 635, Gelasius, 'De recipiendis'

(fol. 191v)

Not in list of contents, Hinschius p. 637, Gelasius to Faustus

(fol. 192v)

Not in list of contents, Hinschius p. 639, Gelasius to Anastasius

(fol. 194)

Items 84-7, P.L. nos. 82-5

(fol. 198v)

Not in list of contents, Hinschius p. 657, Decrees of Symmachus

(fol. 199v)

Not in list of contents, Hinschius p. 659, further decrees of Symmachus. The text of the 4th Lateran synod (Hinschius p. 662, here fol. 201) is continuous with that of the decrees.

(fol. 202)

Not in list of contents, Hinschius p. 675, 5th Lateran synod

(fol. 209v)

Not in list of contents, Hinschius p. 679, 6th Lateran synod

(fol. 211)

Not in list of contents, Hinschius p. 684, Symmachus to Laurentius

(fol. 211v)

Not in list of contents, Hinschius p. 685, Symmachus to Liberius

(fol. 212)

Not in list of contents, P.L. 63.501-5, Justin to Hormisdas, with Exemplar precum

(fol. 213)

Item 88, P.L. no. 86, Hormisdas to Justin

(fol. 214)

Item 89, P.L. no. 87, Justin to Hormisdas

(fol. 214)

Items 90-7, P.L. nos. 88-95

(fol. 217v)

Not in list of contents, Hinschius p. 694, decrees of John I

(fol. 218)

Not in list of contents, Hinschius p. 695, John I to bishops of Italy

(fol. 219)

Not in list of contents, Hinschius p. 697, decree of Felix IV

(fol. 220v)

Not in list of contents, Hinschius p. 701, Felix IV to Sabina

(fol. 221)

Not in list of contents, Hinschius p. 703, Boniface II to Eulalius, with Exemplar precum

(fol. 221v)

Not in list of contents, Hinschius p. 705, John II to Valerius

(fol. 222)

Not in list of contents, Hinschius p. 706, Agapetus I to Anthemius

(fol. 222v)

Not in list of contents, Hinschius p. 708, Amator to St. Silverius

(fol. 222v)

Not in list of contents, Hinschius p. 708, rescript of St. Silverius

(fol. 223)

Item 98, P.L. no. 96, but here omitting ch. vii

(fol. 224)

Not in list of contents, Hinschius p. 712, decrees of Pelagius VIII

(fol. 225)

Not in list of contents, Hinschius p. 715, decrees of John III

(fol. 226)

Not in list of contents, Hinschius p. 718, decrees of Benedict I

(fol. 227)

Not in list of contents, Hinschius p. 720, decrees of Pelagius II

(fol. 228v)

Not in list of contents, Hinschius p. 725, Pelagius II to Benignus

(fol. 230)

Not in list of contents, Hinschius p. 730, Pelagius II, letter to bishops

(fol. 231)

Not in list of contents, Hinschius p. 746, decrees of Gregory I. At the end is the note: Hic desunt quedam que in fine [i.e. fol. 245] habentur

(fol. 231v)

Not in list of contents, Hinschius p. 738, Gregory I to St. Augustine of Canterbury. The text agrees with that of Lanfranc's collection, except in the beginning of the third interrogatio.

(fol. 234)

Item 99, Hinschius p. 732, P.L. no. 97 in part, Gregory I to Leander

(fol. 234)

Item 100, P.L. no. 99, Gregory I to Leandar. Item 101 in the index is a third letter to Leander (probably P.L. no. 98) not in the text.

(fol. 234v)

Item 102, P.L. no. 100, Gregory I to Reccared

(fol. 235v)

P.L. 77 col. 106, letter from Gregory to Etherius

(fol. 236v)

P.L. 77 col. 109, part of letter from Gregory to Brunhilda

(fol. 237)

Hinschius p. 742, Gregory I to Theoctista

(fol. 238v)

Hinschius p. 735, Gregory I to Secundinus, ends imperf. venit ymagines.

(fol. 239v)
Gregory the Great , Epistolae (extracts)
Rubric: Que secuntur ex epystolis praedicti Gregorii papae per diversa loca sunt excerta ac primum ex epistola eiusdem Secundino servo Dei recluso directa
Incipit: In extremum epistolae requisiti
Explicit: percipienda pertinage
(bk. 9, ep. 52, P.L. 77.989-90, followed by the rubric:)
Rubric: Sequentia epistolarum verba de diversis locis sunt excepta, prolixitatem vero vitantes capita epistolarum non praenotavimus

There are forty-three extracts, mostly with rubrics giving the name of the addressee

(fol. 242v)
Rubric: Incipiunt constituta Gregorii pape sub anathemate interdicta

pr. Hinschius pp. 753-4

(fol. 244v)
Rubric: Incipit epistola Ysidori Salensis urbis episcopi Landefredo Cordubensi episcopo data

pr. P.L. 83 cols. 893-8, here ends imperf. preparatio sacrificii (col. 897 l. 9)

(fol. 245)
Rubric: De his qui propinquas sanguinis uxores ducunt et separantur... hec oportuerant capitula esse iuxta interrogationes Augustini ad Gregoriam [i.e. fol. 231 above]
Rubric: Hi vero qui uxores

Decr. II. c. 32 qu. 7 c. 22

Rubric: Hi ergo qui sanctimonialibus

Decr. II. c. 27 qu. 1 c. 13

Rubric: De affinitate vero

Decr. II. c. 35 qu. 2 and 3 c. 1

Rubric: De his quoque qui mortuas

Decr. II. c. 32 qu. 8 c. 1 pt. 2, ends different to the printed text: in eis que mala agunt

Rubric: Te autem dominus custodiat ab omni malo
Incipit: Primum quidem de his placuit dulcedini vestre
Explicit: incontaminata perseveret
(fol. 245v)
Rubric: De his requiritis qui ob causam

Decr. II. c. 33 qu. 1 c. 2

Explicit: alie nuptie expediunt
Incipit: De his autem feminis, que postquam clementissimus princeps statuit
Explicit: illicitam presu⟨m⟩ptionem retundat
Rubric: De gradibus vero cognationum

Decr. II. c. 35 qu. 8 c. 1 pt. 1

There is a summary notice of the MS. by P. Fournier, 'Note sur les anciennes collections canoniques', Rev. historique de droit français et étranger 12 (1933), 132-4, based on information supplied by Z. N. Brooke.

Physical Description

Secundo Folio: reperitur. Taliter
Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ii (paper) + 245 + ii (paper) leaves.
Dimensions (leaf): 365 × 265 mm.
Dimensions (ruled): 295 × 200-5 mm.
(edges cropped by binder)
Foliation: Foliated in modern pencil: i-ii, 1-247.

Collation

1(12), 2(12), 3(4), 4(8)-7(8), 8(8) (6-8 canc.), 9(8)-23(8), 24(8) (+1 added after 7), 25(8)-31(8), catchwords, quires 1-5 signed A-E on last leaf

Layout

48 lines written above top line; in 2 columns

Hand(s)

Fine caroline minuscule; some rubrics in display capitals, or in uncial forms.

Decoration

Zoomorphic initials, each composed of a lion-like creature (fols. 30v, 48r), or a peacock (fol. 59r); or containing a bird (fol. 35v). (P&A ii. 27, pl. III)

Principal initials yellow, enclosing a vine scroll design, fols. 1-44; with the same design but left uncoloured, fols. 44-65; plain red, fol. 66-end. Smaller initials, plain red throughout. Titles of books at the beginning (fols. 11v-26) are enclosed in a frame of blue, red, green and yellow incorporating geometrical patterns, and an ornamental arch encloses the title (fol. 4)

Binding

Typical Holkham binding of polished brown leather, rebacked, the spine lettered 'INSTITUTIONES | ET | CANONES | ECCLESIÆ || M.S.', with the number '211' at the bottom.

History

Origin: Italian, Pistoia ; 12th century, early

Provenance and Acquisition

Sacristy of S. Zeno, the cathedral of Pistoia , 15th century: inscribed 'Liber sacristie sancti Zenonis Pistoriensus' (fol. 245v).

Bookplate of ' THOMAS WILLIAM COKE ' (1754-1842), formerly Norfolk, Holkham Hall, MS. 211.

Record Sources

Typescript description by Bodleian Library staff