Theodori archiepiscopi Cantuariensis Poenitentiale, omnibus quae reperiri potuerunt ejusdem capitulis adauctum. 2 Volumes in One Jacobus Petit primus in lucen edidit; dissertationibus & notis illustravit


[64], 768; [ii], 184, [34] pp. Entirely in Latin; two volumes in one with two title pages. Full diced calf binding with 5 raised bands to the spine, elaborate gilt floriation in the compartments, red morocco label intact, spine has white library lettering and a library sticker in the top compartment. Board leather is scuff and worn, boards showing at corners, top of spine worn. Interior has normal institutional library markings, hand drawn coat of arms on first free endpaper with owner name, first 10 leaves of opening have worming at bottom margin, freckled with foxing throughout but otherwise clean and unmarked. Very scarce in commerce, we could find no records of any copies for sale in the last 75 years. The Paenitentiale Theodori (also known as the Iudicia Theodori or Canones Theodori) is an early medieval penitential handbook based on the judgements of Archbishop Theodore of Canterbury. It exists in multiple versions. It is generally accepted by scholars today that Theodore himself is not responsible for any of the penitential works ascribed to him. Rather, a certain associate of Theodore's named Eoda is generally regarded as the point of dissemination of certain judgements proffered by Theodore in an unofficial context and in response to questions put to him by students at his Canterbury school regarding proper ecclesiastical organization and discipline. It appears that the Capitula Dacheriana was assembled perhaps as early as a decade after Theodore's death (in 690), and certainly no later than the first quarter of the eighth century. It was very possibly compiled in Ireland (though possibly instead in an Anglo-Irish or Breton milieux), and was used shortly after its creation as a source for the Collectio canonum Hibernensis, which would itself (even very soon after its creation) go on to influence powerfully the developing canon law and penitential traditions in Francia.; 4to 11" - 13" tall

Title: Theodori archiepiscopi Cantuariensis Poenitentiale, omnibus quae reperiri potuerunt ejusdem capitulis adauctum. 2 Volumes in One Jacobus Petit primus in lucen edidit; dissertationibus & notis illustravit

Author Name: Petit, Jacques; Theodore of Tarsus Saint Archbishop of Canterbury

Categories: Religion - Theology, Religion - Church History, Medieval Studies, Language -- Latin,

Edition: 1st Thus

Publisher: Paris, Joannis du Puis: 1677

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 8710

Keywords: Penance; Canterbury Penitential,