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Resource Page on the Ius Novissimum


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Ius Novissimum

 

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History of Canon Law

 

 

The canonical period known as the Ius Novissimum ran from the Council of Trent (1545-1563) to the promulgation of the Pio-Benedictine Code (1917). Beginning in the Renaissance, then, running through the Baroque and the discovery of the New World, and reaching well into Modernity, this period saw some of the greatest syntheses of canon law ever composed. The codification of canon law in the early 20th century had the effect of discouraging research into this period even though it was rich in social, pastoral, and legal insights. Now that codified law is firmly established in canonistics, it seems "safe" to begin revisiting some of the classical works of the Ius Novissimum to mine them for the theoretical and practical insights they offer.

 

For general overviews of the Ius Novissimum, see: Alphonsus Van Hove, Prolegomena ad Codicem Iuris Canonici, 2nd ed., (Dessain, 1945) at 383-407 (fontes) and 529-612 (scriptores); Petrus Wernz, Ius Decretalium [see below] I: esp. 423-459; and Consant Van de Wiel, History of Canon Law (Peeters/ Eerdmans, 1991) 135-166.

 

For an overview of the underlying structure of the Ius Novissimum, see Ius Decretalium.

 

Abbreviations used here are as follows:

 

 Frontispiece to

Lancelloti's "Institutes of Canon Law"

 

DDC

DTC

CE

NCE

NCE2

Dictionnaire de Droit Canonique

Dictionnaire de Theologie Catholique

[Old] Catholic Encyclopedia

New Catholic Encyclopedia

New Catholic Encycl., 2nd ed.

1924-1967

1923-1950

1907-1913

1967

2004


Commentators

 

Some of these, or at least some of their works, are listed on the Master Page on the Ius Decretalium (1234-1918), here.

 

Martinus de Azpilcueta (Navarrus), 1493-1586, Spanish

Lambert, DDC I: 1579

Bellamy, DTC I/2: 2119

• De redditibus beneficiorum ecclesiasticorum, =

• Delectiones, 1542-1548

 

Giovanni Paulo Lancelotti, 1522-1590, Italian layman

Naz, DDC VI: 333

Van Hove, CE VIII: 774

Larroque, NCE VIII: 356

•  Institutionum juris canonici commentarium, 1560

•  Institutiones Juris Canonici quibus ius pontificium singulari methodo libris quatuor comprehenditur, 1563

•  De Comparatione iuris pontificii et caesarei, 1674

•  Institutionum juris canonici commentarium, 1574

•  Index rerum Corporis iuris canonici, 1580

•  Regularum ex universo pontificio jure libri tres, 1587

 

André De(l)vau(l)x (Vallensis), 1569-1636, Belgian
Naz, DDC IV: 1097 •  Paratitla sive summaria et methodica explicatio Decretalium D.Gregorii Papae IX. Opus novum, Scholae ac Foro, & Decretis Concilii Tridenti, 1628

 

Henricus Zoesius, 1571-1627, =
Naz, DDC VII: 1672

•  Commentarium seu praelectiones ad Decretales Gregorii IX, 1647

 

Paulus Layman(n), 1574-1635, German Jesuit

Jombart, DDC VI: 366

Ott, CE IX: 95

Donovan, NCE VII: 583

•  Jus Canonicum seu Commentaria in libros decretalium, 1666-1698

•  Theologia Moralis in quinque libros partita, 1625

 

Prosper Fagnani 1588?-1678, Italian cleric.

Bertola, DDC V: 807

Ortolan, DTC V/2: 2067

Van Hove, CE V: 751

Willke, NCE V: 790

Willke, NCE2d = 588

•  Jus canonicum seu commentarium absolutissima, 1661

 

Manuel Gonzalez Tellez, d. 1649, Spanish

Naz, DDC VII: 1170

•  Commentaria perpetua in singulos textus quinque librorum Decretalium Gregorii IX, 1673

 

Augustino Barbosa, 1590-1649, Portugese prelate

Raffalli, DDC II: 203

Meehan, CE II: 287

Buckley, NCE II: 92

Buckley, NCE2 II: 96

•  Variae Juris Tractationes, 1631

•  Historia Juris Ecclesiastici Universi Libri tres, 1633

•  Collectanea doctorum ... in ius pontificium universum, 1645

 

Henricus Wa(n)gnereck, 1595-1664, German Jesuit

Naz, DDC VII: 1635

Grausem, DTC XV/2: 3510

Scheid, CE XV: 546

•  Commentarius exegeticus sacrorum canonum seu expositio brevis, 1672

 

Hans Ludwig Engel, d. 1674, Austrian Benedictine

Lepointe, DDC V: 342

Van Hove, CE V: 429

Piskula, NCE V: 349

•  Manuale parochorum, 1661

•  Forum competens, 1663

•  Tractatus de privilegiis et juribus monasteriorum, 1664

•  Collegium universi juris canonici, 1671-1674

 

Jean Cabassut, 1604?-1685, French Oratorian

Raffelli, DDC II:1185

Ingold, DTC II/2" 1279

Maas, CE III:126

Buckley, NCE II: 1036

•  Iuris canonici theoria et praxis ad forum tam sacramentale quam contentiosam, 1660

 

Enricus Pirhing, 1606-1679, German Jesuit

Naz, DDC VI: 1504

Grausem, DTC XII/2 2125

Van Hove, CE XII: 108

Piskula, NCE XI: 381

•  Jus Canonicum nova methodo explicatum, 1674-1678

•  Universum Ius canonicum secundum titulos Decretalium distributum, 1674-1677; Abridged as: Facilius et succincta sacrorum canonum doctrina, 1690

•  Synopsis Pirhingana seu compendium SS. canonum doctrina, 1693

 

Giovanni Battista de Luca, 1614-1683, Italian prelate

Van Hove, CE IX: 404

•  Relatio Curiae Romanae, 1683

•  Annotationes praticae ad S. Conciluim Tridentinum, 1684

•  Sacrae Rotae decisiones ad Theatrum Veritatis et Justitiae, 1700

 

Louis D'Eynac Thomassin, 1619-1695, French Oratorian

Chevailler, DDC VII: 1250

Molien, DTC XV/1: 812

Ingold, CE XIV: 697-698

Auvray, NCE XIV: 126

•  Ancienne et nouvelle discipline de l'église touchant les bénéfices et les bénéficiers, 1678-1679

 

Johann Georg (Anacletus) Reiffenstuel, 1641-1703, German Capuchin

Naz, DDC VII: 547-548

Teetaert, DTC XIII/2: 2126

Van Hove, CE XII: 724

Bonner, NCE XII: 212

•  Theologia Moralis, 1692

•  Jus Canonicum Universum, 1700

•  Tractatus de regulis juris, 1733

 

Francis Xavier Schmalzgrueber, 1663-1735, German Jesuit

Naz, DDC VII: 788

Delchard, DTC XIV/1: 1509

Meehan, CE XIII: 545

Bonner, NCE XII: 1137

•  Jus Ecclesiasticum Universum, 1719

•  Consilia seu Responsa Juris, 1722

 

Franz Schmier, 1680-1728, Austrian Benedictine

Charbanne, DDC VII: 889

Dougherty, NCE XII: 1139

•  Iurisprudentia canonico-civilis seu ius canonicum universum iuxta quinque libros Decretalium, 1716, 1729

•  Consultationes canonicae de coadjutoriis ecclesiarum perpetuis pro ecclesiis Germaniae..., 1724

•  Iurisprudentia practito-consiliaria...opus canonum legumque auctoritate munitum, 1737

 

Ubaldus Giraldi a sancto Caietano, 1692-1775, Italian Piarist

Naz, DDC V: 971

Van Hove, CE VI: 568

•  Expositio iuris pontificii iuxta recentiorem Ecclesiae disciplinam, 1769

 

Adam Huth, 1696-1771?, German Jesuit
Jombart, DDC V: 1232 •  Jus Canonicum ad Libros V Decretalium, 1731

 

Vitus Pichler, 1670-1736, German Jesuit

Lahache, DDC VI: 1463

Jombart, DTC XII/2: 1609

Fanning, CE XII: 75

•  Candidatus jurisprudentiæ sacræ, 1722

•  Summa jurisprudentiæ sacræ universæ, 1723

 

Anselm Schnell, d. 1751, German Benedictine
  •  Jus Canonicum Abbreviatum, Id est, Quinque Librorum Decretalium Gregorii IX. Pont. Max. Summa Seu Compendium, 1742

 

Prospero Lorenzo Lambertini, 1675-1758, Italian prelate, later Pope Benedict XIV (1740-1758)

Naz, DDC II: 752

Healy, CE II: 432

Shay, NCE II: 278

Shay, NCE2 II: 247

•  Institutiones Ecclesiasticae, 1731. Italian original.

•  De Servorum Dei, 1734-1738

•  De Synodo Dioecesana in libros tredecim, 1748

•  Quaestiones Canonicae et Morales, post 1741

 

Placidus Böckhn, 1690-1752, German Benedictine

Just, DDC II: 927

Oestriech, CE II: 608

Donovan, NCE II: 628

•  Quaestiones miscellaneae ex jure publico canonico, 1731

•  Commentarium in ius canonicum universum, 1735-1739

 

Lucius Ferraris, d. 1763? Italian Franciscan  

Ortolan, DTC V/2 2175

Van Hove, CE VI: 48

•  Prompta Biblioteca Canonica Juridica Moralis Theologica, 1746

 

Carbo Sebastiani Berardi, 1719-1768, Italian priest

Carret, DDC II: 766

Meehan, CE II: 485

Donovan, NCE II: 319

•  Gratiani canones genuini ab apocryphis discreti, corrupti ad emendatiorum codicum fidem exacti, difficiliores commodâ interpretatione illustrati, 1752-57+++

•  (anon) Compendium Commentariorum Caroli Sebastiani Berardi in Canones Gratiani, 1778

•  De Variis Sacrorum Canonum Collectionibus ante Gratianum, 1752

•  Commentaria in Jus Ecclesiasticum Universum, 1766

•  Institutiones Juris Ecclesiastici,1769

 

Jacobus Zallinger zum Thurn, 1735-1813, German Jesuit

Ott, CE XV: 745

•  Institutionum juris naturalis et ecclesiastici, 1784

•  De usu publici commentarioulus, 1784

•  Institutiones juris ecclesiastici, maxime privati, 1792/3

 

Ioannes Devoti, 1744-1820, Italian prelate

Naz, DDC IV: 1192

Ortolan, DTC IV/2: 678

Van Hove, CE IV: 768

•  De notissimis in jure legibus libri duo, 1766 (1830?)

•  Institutionem canonicarum libri IV, 1785

•  Iuris canonici universi publici et privati libri quinque, unfin., 1803-1815

 

George Phillips, 1804-1872, German layman

Lahance, DDC VI: 1461

Kirsch, CE XII: 22

Tonsor, NCE XI: 287

•  Kirchenrecht, 1845-1872

 

Philippus de Angelis, 1824-1881, Italian

 

•  Praelectiones iuris canonici ad methodum Decretalium Gregorii IX, 1877-1891

 

Franciscus Wernz, 1842-1914, German Jesuit

Naz, DDC VII: 1636

Grausem, DTC XV/2: 3530

•  Ius Decretalium, 1894-1911

 

Ethelred Luke Taunton, 1857-1907, English priest

Ward, CE XIV: 466

Milburn, NCE XIII: 945

 

The Law of the Church, 1906