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Item No: mcai450021
Title: Decretals
Script: Littera bononiensis
Language: Latin
Folio Number: front
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Marriage ceremony
Notes: This cutting can be dated to ca. 1290-1310.
Notes: This cutting is from a copy of the Decretals of Pope Gregory IX (ca.1145-1241). The miniature marks the beginning of Book IV, which treats the subject of marriage. Decretals are collections of papal statements regarding canon law, or the ecclesiastical law of the Catholic Church. In 1230, Pope Gregory commissioned the Dominican friar Raymond of Pennafort to compile a new collection that would gather together and streamline earlier decretals. Gregory's Decretals supplanted the earlier ones and became the basis for all subsequent canon law.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1602026
Country: Country:Italy

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1310
Image Dimensions Width: 260 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 45:2
Creator Name: Gregory IX - Author

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