Collection ID: 0023 | Metadata type: TEI
Lewis E M 66:17 Decretals
- Council on Library and Information Resources
Call numberLewis E M 66:17
(Philadelphia, United States, Free Library of Philadelphia, John Frederick Lewis Collection of European Manuscripts)
PublisherFree Library of Philadelphia
- Initial U with Gregory IX surrounded by a group of Dominican friars
- 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.
- This leaf can be dated to ca. 1325.
Extent288 x 436 mm
- 14th century
- Historiated initial
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