Summa super titulis Decretalium (Book 5, tit. De penitentiis et remissionibus, sections 34–36; edn. Venice, 1574, cols. 1785–8); a complete leaf written in a gothic bookhand in double columns of 45 lines, dark brown ink, ruled with plummet, paragraph marks alternately in red and blue, a manicule; in excellent condition. 255 x 203 mm (written space 195 x 163 mm)

Probably Germany, 1st half of 14th century.

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Summa super titulis Decretalium (Book 5, tit. De penitentiis et remissionibus, sections 34–36; edn. Venice, 1574, cols. 1785–8); a complete leaf written in a gothic bookhand in double columns of 45 lines, dark brown ink, ruled with plummet, paragraph marks alternately in red and blue, a manicule; in excellent condition. 255 x 203 mm (written space 195 x 163 mm)

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The Italian canonist Henricus de Segusio (known as Hostiensis, c. 1200–1271) was one of the greatest decretalists of the thirteenth century. His Summa super titulis Decretalium (also known as the Summa aurea or Summa archiepiscopi), completed c. 1253, was his most celebrated work. The present fragment is from the title on penitence and the remission of sins, which begins by establishing the proper confessor for each class of society. The text here concerns the confessors of parish priests, emperors and kings.

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