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Rubricae, libelli, etc. Manuscript, 1473-1489

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Rubricae, libelli, etc. Manuscript (Ms 40)



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Codex Ms 40


1 volume; 29 x 21 cm


Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.


Legal miscellany composed by law students and jurists in Naples, possibly following the tradition of the Bartolist school. Text in Latin. Codex Ms 40.

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When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Rubricae, libelli, etc. Manuscript, Codex Ms 40, Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Scope Note

Also known as "Legal Miscellany," this codex contains a variety of materials, all dealing with Roman law. Copies in various hands of notes, glosses, and treatises on legal topics, composed by law students and jurists in Naples, most likely the University of Naples. The authors (such as Antonio de Raho, Francisco Stea, Vincenzo Pico, and Giovanni Spata) have not been identified clearly. The contents seem to fall into the general tradition of the Bartolist school, following the distinguished Italian jurist Bartolo de Sassoferrato (1314-1357), who applied the methods of scholasticism to legal theory. Modern University of Chicago cloth on boards. Text in Latin.

Fols. 79 and 84 are erronously omitted from this manuscripts foliation. The manuscript has 266 leaves.

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Volume 1

Codex Ms 40

View cover (front)-fol. 35v.

View fols. 36r-78v.

View fols. 80r-103v.

View fols. 104r-126v.

View fols. 127r.-164v..

View fols. 165r-199v.

View fols. 200r-233v.

View fols. 234r-cover (back.)