Law

On this page, you can learn more about the various medieval legal manuscripts in St John’s College LIbrary.

Oxford, St John’s College, MS 24, fol. 2r.

MS 24

MS 24 is a copy of Justinian’s Digest, a Roman law compendium. This manuscript was produced in England in the thirteenth century. MS 24 has extensive marginal annotations, as you can see on the folio shown here.

A full catalogue entry is available here.

Oxford, St John’s College, MS 53, fol. 113v

MS 53

MS 53 contains a copy of Bartholomew of Pisa’s Summa de casibus, a canon law text. Bartholomew of Pisa, also known as Bartolomeo de San Concordia, was a Dominican canon lawyer (d.1347). MS 53 was produced in England in the mid-fifteenth century.

A full catalogue entry is available here.

Oxford, St John’s College, MS 125, fol. 1r

MS 125

MS 125 principally contains a copy of Ivo of Chartres’ Panormia, a canon law collection. The manuscript also includes canons of the legatine council of Westminster (1138), London (?1143), and Westminster (1125). MS 125 was produced in England at the end of the twelfth century.

A full catalogue entry is available here.

Oxford, St John’s College, MS 346

MS 346

MS 346 is an indenture from twelfth-century England. It was cut with two vellum tags for seals, but the seals themselves are no longer present. A full catalogue entry is available here.

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