Gratian and the schools of law, 1140-1234

Kuttner, Stephan, 1907-1996, author

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  • Creator Stephan Kuttner ; edited by Peter Landau
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Second edition. London ; New York : Routledge, 2018.
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  • Physical Details
    • xii, 364 pages ; 25 cm
  • ISBNs 0860784088, 9780860784081
  • OCLC ocm56449127


  • "The central figure in this volume is that of Gratian, whose monumental compilation of canon law sparked off the revival of legal studies in the medieval West. In other collections of essays, Stephan Kuttner dealt with the development of canon law in the two centuries that followed the publication of Gratian's Decretum, and the ideas that this engendered; here he is concerned with the foundations upon which all these later efforts were based. The work of Gratian is, of course, the principal focus, but the studies then follow the spread of the teaching of law, from its inception at Bologna in the 1140s to its appearance soon after in other centres of learning in the West especially in France, in the Anglo-Norman schools and in Germany. With a quarter of the volume consisting of additional notes and extensive indexes, it makes a contribution of the greatest importance to the historical study of canon law. For this second edition, a new section of additional notes has been supplied, and the volume is introduced with an essay by Peter Landau; these take account of the important recent work on Gratian and the Decretum and chart the significance of Stephan Kuttner's work."--Publisher's website.


  • Previous edition: 1983.
  • Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
  • Includes chapters in French, German and Italian.


  • The scientific investigation of medieval canon law: the need and the opportunity, in: Speculum 24 (Cambridge, Mass. 1949) -- Graziano: L'uomo e l'opera, in: Studia Gratiana 1 (Rome, 1953) -- Zur Frage der theologischen Vorlagen Gratians, in: Zeitschrift der Savigny-Stifung fur Rechtsgeschichte, Kan. Abt. 23 (Weimar 1934) -- New studies on the Roman Law in Gratian's Decretum, in: Seminar: An annual extraordinary number of The Jurist 12 (Washington D.C. 1953) -- Additional notes on the Roman Law in Gratian's Decretum, in: Seminar: An annual extraordinary number of The Jurist 12 (Washington D.C. 1954) -- Les debuts de l'ecole canoniste francaise, in: Studia et documenta historiae et iuris 4 (Rome 1938) -- Bernardus Compostellanus Antiquus, in: Traditio 1 (New York, 1943) -- Anglo-Norman canonists of the twelfth century, in collaboration with Eleanor Rathbone in: Traditio 7 (New York, 1949-51) -- Reflexions sur les brocards des glossateurs, in: Melanges Joseph de Ghellinck, S.J., II (Gembloux, 1951) -- Papst Honorius III und das Studium des Zivilrechts, in: Festschrift fur Martin Wolff, ed. E. von Caemmerer et al. (Tubingen, 1952) -- Retractationes
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