- Series: Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Canon Law
- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: The Catholic University of America Press (November 1, 1993)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 081320786X
- ISBN-13: 978-0813207865
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.3 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #980,495 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Treatise on Laws (Decretum DD. 1-20) with the Ordinary Gloss (Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Canon Law) (v. 2)
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The first twenty distinctions, translated here, comprise a treatise on law in general and contain a discussion of the nature of law, voluntary action, and the power of popes, bishops, and secular authorities. Accompanying the translation of the distinctions is a translation of the so-called ordinary gloss, a commentary on the distinctions that took its final form in the thirteenth century and was usually found around the margin texts of the 'Decretum.'
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This particular book is useful because it presents Gratian in much the same way that canonists and legal scholars would have read him from the High Middle Ages onward- surrounded by the standard gloss running around the sides of the main text. This form of commentary has since fallen out of fashion, but if you buy this book you will see why it was such a valuable way to carry on and develop the ideas in the main text.
An invaluable addition to any lawyer's, judge's, canonist's, or philosopher's library.