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Cambridge Studies in Mathematical Biology #4: The Making of Gratian's Decretumby Anders Winroth
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This book offers new perspectives on the legal and intellectual developments of the twelfth century. Gratian's collection of church law, the Decretum, was a key text in these developments and remained a fundamental work throughout and beyond the Middle Ages. Until now, the many mysteries surrounding the creation of the Decretum have remained unsolved. Professor Winroth has now discovered the original version of the Decretum in a version about half as long as the final text, and that invites a reconsideration of the resurgence of law in the twelfth century.
An interpretation of Gratian??'s Decretum, based on the discovery of a shorter, original version.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 228-239) and indexes.
Table of Contents
Preface; 1. Gratian and the Decretum; 2. Heresy and excommunication; 3. Obedience or contempt; 4. The two recensions of the Decretum; 5. Gratian and Roman law; 6. The men behind the Decretum; Conclusion: medieval law and the Decretum; Appendix: the contents of the first recension of Gratianâ€™s Decretum; Bibliography; Index of cited passages in Gratianâ€™s Decretum; Index of papal letters.
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