Hierarchia ecclesiastica, ad Germaniae Catholicae principia et usum delineata.

Ingolstadt, Schleig, 1750.

8vo, pp. [xii], 520, [16]; a clean, crisp copy bound in contemporary full mottled sheep, panelled spine decorated in gilt, contrasting morocco lettering-piece; lower joint starting but solid, a couple of small scratches on sides.


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First edition of a comprehensive exposition of the prerogatives, duties, jurisdiction, authority and responsibilities of the secular and regular German Catholic clergy. Forty tituli set out the legal profiles and relative hierarchy of pope, patriarchs, cardinals, envoys, bishops, canons, members of religious orders, and tertiarii. Such historically controversial questions as the election of bishops, or the extent and authority of the College of Cardinals or of the papal legates and nuncios, are given a specific treatment in dedicated tituli. A rich apparatus of foot- and shoulder notes refers to a wealth of sources from the whole body of the Canon law, as well as from the Civil law, the great early-modern collections of historical documents, and Patristic literature.

Rare outside Germany: in the US OCLC finds two copies only, at Berkeley Law library and at the General Theological Seminary.

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