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Resources on Ius Decretalium (Friedberg edition)


Overview

The key to unlocking the structure of the entire period of canoical history known as the Ius Novissimum is to understand that it was organized around St. Raymond of Peñafort's Quinque Libri Decretalium, or "Liber Extra".

 


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Raymond Peñafort hard at work on his

Quinque Libri Decretalium, 1230-1234

 

Composed in five books, the books of the QLD were  in turn divided into various titles, each consisting of "caputs" or provisions. St. Raymond’s QLD (a title ascribed by the ages, not by St. Raymond or Pope Gregory) was sometimes called the “Liber Extra” (abbreviated “X”), because it held those matters then “outside” (Latin: extra) of Gratian’s Concordia Discordantium Canonum.

 

From its promulgation by Pope Gregory IX in September 1234, until the Pio-Benedictine Code came into full force in May 1918, the Quinque Libri Decretalium was the basic canon law of the Catholic Church. An authoritative collection—not a code—of canons, the QLD  followed an older five-part division of canonical topics: Iudex, Iudicium, Clerus, Connubia/Sponsalia, Crimen (Judge, Trial, Cleric, Marriage, Crime). Raymond’s five books were divided into 185 “titles”, themselves made up of 1,871 “chapters” (though this number is mildly disputed).

 

The QLD was supplemented by two authoritative documents, the Liber Sextus (1298) of Pope Boniface VIII (abbreviated “in VI°”, referring to its being the “sixth” book outside of St. Raymond’s so-called Five Books) and the Clementinae (1317) of Pope John XXII (abbreviated “in Clem.”, after the pope who tried to promulgate them before Pope John XXII had rightly to correct them). These authentic collections followed the plan of the QLD but, being shorter, left the QLD intact in many places. Later authors complied short lists of papal decretals that were “wandering around outside” of even these authentic collections, namely, the Extravagantes Johannis XXII (~1326) and the Extravagantes Communes (1500), both of which follow the QLD order and complete the Corpus Iuris Canonici.

 

Commentators on the QLD were known as “Decretalists” to distinguish them from “Decretists” or commentators on Gratian’s Decretum. The most accessible (but not critical) version of the QLD today is that of Aemilius Friedberg, first published under his editorship from 1879-1881, most recently reprinted in 2004. The tables below indicate where each title of the QLD might, or might not, have been supplemented by a later part of the Corpus Iuris Canonici. Numbers after each title indicates how many chapters there are in that title of the Decretals, while numbers in columns refer to column numbers in the Friedberg edition.

 

Read more about the QLD and its fascinating progeny:

 

The learned Judge

found at Trial

that the Cleric

attempting Marriage

committed a Crime.

 • A. Van Hove, "Corpus Iuris Canonici", Catholic Encyclopedia IV: 391-394, on-line here.

 • Aa.vv., “Corpus Iuris Canonici”, DDC IV (1949) esp. 627-644.

 • Charles Bachofen, A Commentary on the New Code of Canon Law I, esp. 36-45.

 • James Brundage, Medieval Canon Law (1995) esp. 54-58, 196-200.

 • Amleto Cicognani, Canon Law (2d ed., 1934) esp. 298-317.

 • Pietro Gasparri, “Preface”,  in E. Peters, trans., The 1917 Pio-Benedictine Code of Canon Law (2001), esp. 4-7.

 


Liber I (Iudex)

 

 

Titulus

in X.

 

Inscriptio in X.

 

 

X.

in

VI°

in

Clem.

Extravagantes

Ioan.    Comm.

I

de Summa Trinitate et fide catholica, 2

0005

0937

1133

 

 

II

de Constitutionibus, 13

0007

0937

 

 

 

III

de Rescriptis, 43

0016

0938

1134

 

 

IV

de Consuetudine, 11

0036

0944

 

 

1237

V

de Postulatione praelatorum, 6

0041

0945

 

 

1237

VI

de Electione et electi potestate, 60

0048

0945

1135

1205

1238

VII

de Translatione episcopi, 4

0096

 

 

 

 

VIII

de Auctoritate et usu pallii, 7

0100

 

 

 

1242

IX

de Renunciatione, 15

0102

0971

1138

 

 

X

de Supplenda negligentia praelatorum, 5

0115

0972

1139

 

 

XI

de Temporibus ordinationum et qualitate ordinandorum, 17

0118

0975

 

 

 

XII

de Scrutinio in ordine faciendo, 1

0124

 

 

 

 

XIII

de Ordinatis ab episcopo, qui renunciavit episcopatui, 2

0125

 

 

 

 

XIV

de Aetate et qualitate et ordine praeficiendorum, 15

0125

0976

1139

 

 

XV

de Sacra unctione, 1

0131

 

 

 

 

XVI

de Sacramentis non iterandis, 3

0134

 

 

 

 

XVII

de Filiis presbyterorum ordinandis vel non, 18

0135

0977

 

 

 

XVIII

de Servis non ordinandis et eorum manumissione, 8

0141

 

 

 

 

XIX

de Obligatis ad ratiocinia ordinandis vel non, 1

0144

 

 

 

 

XX

de Corpore vitiatis ordinandis vel non, 7

0144

 

 

 

 

XXI

de Bigamis non ordinandis, 7

0146

0977

 

 

 

XXII

de Clericis peregrinis, 4

0148

 

 

 

 

XXIII

de Officio archidiaconi, 10

0149

 

 

 

 

XXIV

de Officio archipresbyteri, 4

0153

 

 

 

 

XXV

de Officio primicerii, 1

0155

 

 

 

 

XXVI

de Officio sacristae, 1

0155

 

 

 

 

XXVII

de Officio Custodis, 2

0155

 

 

 

1242

XXVIII

de Officio vicarii, 6

0156

0978

1140

 

 

XXIX

de Officio et potestate iudicis delegati, 43

0158

0978

1140

 

1243

XXX

de Officio legati, 10

0183

0983

 

 

 

XXXI

de Officio iudicis ordinarii, 20

0186

0985

1140

 

1243

XXXII

de Officio iudicis, 2

0194

 

 

 

 

XXXIII

de Maioritate et obedientia, 17

0195

0990

 

1206

1245

XXXIV

de Treuga et pace, 2

0203

 

 

 

1247

XXXV

de Pactis, 8

0203

0990

 

 

 

XXXVI

de Transactionibus, 11

0206

 

 

 

 

XXXVII

de Postulando, 3

0210

 

 

 

 

XXXVIII

de Procuratoribus, 15

0211

0991

1141

 

 

XXXIX

de Syndico, 1

0218

 

 

 

 

XL

de His, quae vi metusve causa fiunt, 7

0218

0993

 

 

 

XLI

de in Integrum restitutione, 10

0222

0993

1142

 

 

XLII

de Alienatione iudicii mutandi causa facta, 2

0229

 

 

 

 

XLIII

de Arbitris, 14

0230

0994

 

 

 

 


Liber II (Iudicium)

 

I

de Iudiciis, 21

0239

0995

1143

 

1251

II

de Foro competenti, 20

0248

0996

1144

 

 

III

de Libelli oblatione, 3

0255

 

 

 

 

IV

de Mutuis petitionibus, 1

0256

 

 

 

 

V

de Litis contestatione, 1

0257

0997

 

 

 

VI

Ut lite non contestata non procedatur ad testium

receptionem vel ad sententiam diffinitivam, 5

0258

 

 

 

 

VII

de Iuramento calumniae, 7

0265

0998

 

 

 

VIII

de Dilationibus, 4

0268

 

 

 

1254

IX

de Feriis, 5

0270

 

 

 

 

X

de Ordine cognitionum, 4

0273

 

 

 

 

XI

de Plus petitionibus, 1

0275

 

 

 

 

X

de Causa possessionis et proprietatis, 8

0275

 

1145

 

 

XIII

de Restitutione spoliatorum, 19

0279

0999

 

 

 

XIV

de Dolo et contumacia, 10

0291

1000

1145

 

1255

XV

de Eo, qui mittitur in possessionem causa rei servandae, 4

0298

1000

 

 

 

XVI

Ut lite pendente nihil innovetur, 5

0300

1000

1145

 

 

XVII

de Sequestratione possessionum et fructuum, 3

0302

 

1146

 

 

XVIII

de Confessis, 3

0305

1001

 

 

 

XIX

de Probationibus, 15

0306

 

1146

 

 

XX

de Testibus et attestationibus, 61

0315

1002

1147

 

 

XXI

de Testibus cogendis vel non, 11

0341

 

 

 

 

XXII

de Fide instrumentorum, 16

0344

 

 

 

 

XXIII

de Praesumptionibus, 16

0353

 

 

 

 

XXIV

de Iureiurando, 36

0359

1003

1147

 

 

XXV

de Exceptionibus, 14

0374

1004

1150

 

 

XXVI

de Praescriptionibus, 20

0382

1006

 

 

 

XXVII

de Sententia et re iudicata, 26

0393

1007

1151

 

 

XXVIII

de Appellationibus, recusationibus, et relationibus, 73

0409

1014

1153

 

 

XXIX

de Clericis peregrinantibus, 1

0443

 

 

 

 

XXX

de Confirmatione utili vel inutili, 9

0444

 

 

 

 

 


Liber III (Clerus)

I

de Vita et honestate clericorum, 16

0449

1019

1157

 

1255

II

de Cohabitatione clericorum et mulierum, 10

0454

 

 

 

 

III

de Clericis coniugatis, 10

0457

1019

 

 

 

IV

de Clericis non residentibus in ecclesia vel praebenda, 17

0460

1019

 

 

 

V

de Praebendis et dignitatibus, 38

0465

1020

1158

1207

1257

VI

de Clerico aegrotante vel debilitato, 6

0481

1034

 

 

 

VII

de Institutionibus, 7

0483

1034

 

 

 

VIII

de Concessione praebendae et ecclesiae non vacantis, 16

0488

1035

1159

1209

 

IX

Ne Sede vacante aliquid innovetur, 3

0500

1041

 

1211

1268

X

de His, quae fiunt a praelato sine consensu capituli, 10

0501

 

 

 

 

XI

de His, quae fiunt a maiori parte capituli, 4

0506

 

 

 

 

XII

Ut ecclesiastica beneficia sine deminutione conferantur, 1

0509

 

 

 

 

XIII

de Rebus ecclesiae alienandis vel non, 12

0512

1042

1160

 

1269

XIV

de Precariis, 3

0516

 

 

 

 

XV

de Commodato, 1

0517

 

 

 

 

XVI

de Deposito, 2

0517

 

 

 

 

XVII

de Emptione et venditione, 7

0518

 

 

 

1269

XVIII

de Locato et conducto, 4

0520

 

 

 

 

XIX

de Rerum permutatione, 9

0522

1043

1161

 

 

XX

de Feudis, 2

0525

 

 

 

 

XXI

de Pignoribus et aliis cautionibus, 8

0526

 

 

 

 

XXII

de Fideiussoribus, 4

0529

 

 

 

 

XXIII

de Solutionibus, 4

0531

 

 

 

 

XXIV

de Donationibus, 10

0532

 

 

 

 

XXV

de Peculio clericorum, 5

0537

 

 

 

 

XXVI

de Testamentis et ultimis voluntatibus, 20

0538

1044

1161

 

 

XVII

de Successionibus ab intestato, 3

0546

 

 

 

 

XXVIII

de Sepulturis, 14

0548

1045

1161

 

1272

XXIX

de Parochis, et alienis parochianis, 5

0554

 

 

 

 

XXX

de Decimis, Primitiis et oblationibus, 35

0555

1048

1164

 

1273

XXXI

de Regularibus et transeuntibus ad religionem, 24

0569

1050

1165

 

1277

XXXII

de Conversione coniugatorum, 20

0579

 

 

 

 

XXXIII

de Conversione infidelium, 2

0587

 

 

 

 

XXXIV

de Voto et voti redemptione, 11

0589

1053

 

1212

 

XXXV

de Statu monachorum et canonicorum regularium, 8

0596

1053

1166

 

 

XXXVI

de Religiosis domibus, ut episcopo sint subiectae, 9

0602

1054

1169

1213

1279

XXXVII

de Capellis monarchorum et aliorum religiosorum, 4

0607

1055

 

 

 

XXXVIII

de Iure patronatus, 31

0609

1055

1171

 

 

XXXIX

de Censibus, exactionibus, et procurationibus, 27

0622

1056

1172

 

1280

XL

de Consecratione ecclesiae vel altaris, 10

0633

1059

 

 

 

XLI

de Celebratione missarum, et sacramento Eucharistiae

et divinis officiis, 14

0635

 

1173

 

1284

XLII

de Baptismo et eius effectu, 6

0644

 

1174

 

 

XLIII

de Presbytero non baptizato, 3

0648

 

 

 

 

XLIV

de Custodia Eucharistiae, chrismatis et aliorum sacramentorum, 2

0649

 

 

 

 

XLV

de Reliquiis et veneratione sanctorum, 2

0650

1059

1174

 

1285

XLVI

de Observatione ieiuniorum, 3

0650

 

 

 

 

XLVII

de Purificatione post partum, 1

0652

 

 

 

 

XLVIII

de Ecclesiis aedificandis vel reparandis, 6

0652

 

 

 

 

LIX

de Immunitate ecclesiarum, coemiterii, et rerum,

ad eas pertinentium, 10

0654

1060

1178

 

1287

L

Ne clerici vel monachi saecularibus negotiis

se immisceant, 10

0657

1064

 

 

 

 


Liber IV (Connubia/Sponsalia)

I

de Sponsalibus et matrimonialis, 32

0661

1065

 

 

 

II

de Desponsatione impuberum, 14

0672

1066

 

 

 

III

de Clandestina desponsatione, 3

0679

 

 

 

 

IV

de Sponsa duorum, 5

0680

 

 

 

 

V

de Conditionibus appositis in desponsatione

vel in aliis contractibus, 9

0682

 

 

 

 

VI

Qui clerici vel voventes matrimonium contrahere possunt, 7

0684

 

 

 

 

VII

de Eo, qui duxit in matrimonium quam polluit

per adulterium, 8

0687

 

 

 

 

VIII

de Coniugio leprosorum, 3

0690

 

 

 

 

IX

de Coniugio servorum, 4

0691

 

 

 

 

X

de Natis ex libero ventre, 1

0693

 

 

 

 

XI

de Cognatione spirituali, 8

0693

1067

 

 

 

XII

de Cognatione legali, 11

0696

 

 

 

 

XIII

de Eo, qui cognovit consanguineam uxoris

suae vel sponsae, 9

0696

 

 

 

 

XIV

de Consanguinitate et affinitate, 7

0700

 

1177

 

 

XV

de Frigidis et maleficiatis, et impotentia coeundi, 3

0704

 

 

 

 

XVI

de Matrimonio contracto contra interdictum ecclesiae, 15

0708

 

 

 

 

XVII

Qui filii sint legitimi, 15

0709

 

 

 

 

XVIII

Qui matrimonium accusare possunt,

vel contra illud testari, 6

0717

 

 

 

 

XIX

de Divortiis, 9

0720

 

 

 

 

XX

de Donationibus inter virum et uxorem, et de dote post divortium restituenda, 8

0725

 

 

 

 

XXI

de Secundiis nuptiis, 5

0730

 

 

 

 

 


Liber V (Crimen)

I

de Accusationibus, inquisitionibus et denunciationibus, 27

0733

1069

 

 

 

II

de Calumniatoribus, 2

0748

 

 

 

 

III

de Simonia, et ne aliquid pro spiritualibus

exigatur vel promittatur, 46

0749

 

 

 

1287

IV

Ne praelati vices suas vel ecclesias

sub annuo censu concedant, 4

0767

 

 

 

 

V

de Magistris, et ne aliquid exigatur pro licentia docendi, 5

0768

 

1179

 

 

VI

de Iudaeis, sarracenis, et eorum servis, 19

0771

 

1180

1214

1289

VII

de Haereticis, 16

0778

1069

1181

 

1290

VIII

de Schismaticis et ordinatis ab eis, 2

0790

1078

 

 

1293

IX

de Apostatis et reiterantibus baptisma, 6

0790

 

 

 

 

X

de His, qui filios occiderunt, 3

0792

 

 

 

 

XI

de Infantibus et languidis expositis, 1

0793

 

 

 

 

XII

de Homicidio voluntario vel casuali, 25

0793

1080

1184

 

 

XIII

de Torneamentis, 2

0804

 

 

1215

 

XIV

de Clericis pugnantibus in duello, 2

0805

 

 

 

 

XV

de Sagittariis, 1

0805

 

 

 

 

XVI

de Adulteriis et stupro, 7

0805

 

 

 

 

XVII

de Raptoribus, incendiariis et violatoribus ecclesiarum, 7

0808

 

 

 

 

XVIII

de Furtis, 5

0810

 

 

 

1294

XIX

de Usuris, 19

0811

1081

1184

 

 

XX

de Crimine Falsi, 11

0816

 

 

1216

1295

XXI

de Sortilegiis, 3

0822

 

 

 

 

XXII

de Collusione detegenda, 4

0823

 

 

 

 

XXIII

de Delictis puerorum, 2

0824

 

 

 

 

XXIV

de Clerico venatore, 2

0825

 

 

 

 

XXV

de Clerico percussore, 4

0825

 

 

 

 

XXVI

de Maledicis, 2

0826

 

 

 

 

XXVII

de Clerico excommunicato, deposito

vel interdicto ministrante, 10

0827

 

 

 

 

XXVIII

de Clerico non Ordinato ministrante, 2

0833

 

 

 

 

XXIX

de Clerico per saltum promoto, 1

0833

 

 

 

 

XXX

de Eo, qui furtive ordinem suscepit, 3

0834

 

 

 

 

XXXI

de Excessibus praelatorum et subditorum, 18

0835

1082

1185

 

 

XXXII

de Novi operis nunciatione, 4

0843

 

 

 

 

XXXIII

de Privilegiis et excessibus privilegiatorum, 33

0848

1082

1186

1216

1296

XXXIV

de Purgatione canonica, 16

0869

 

 

 

 

XXXV

de Purgatione vulgari, 3

0877

 

 

 

 

XXXVI

de Iniuriis et damno dato, 9

0878

1089

 

 

 

XXXVII

de Poenis, 13

0880

1090

1187

1217

1302

XXXVIII

de Poenitentiis et remissionibus, 16

0884

1093

1190

 

1303

IXL

de Sententia excommunicationis, 60

0889

1093

1191

1218

1309

XL

de Verborum significatione, 33

0913

1107

1193

1220

 

XLI

de Regulis iuris, 11

0927

1122