Item No: mcai660171
Additional Title: Decretals
Rare Book Department
Initial U with Gregory IX surrounded by a group of Dominican friars
This leaf can be dated to ca. 1325.
This leaf is from a copy of the Decretals of Pope Gregory IX (ca.1145-1241). 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. The initial marks the beginning of Book V, on Accusations, Inquisitions and Denouncements.
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Lewis E M 66:17
Gregory IX - Author