Corpus Juris Canonici (1582)
The UCLA Libary Department of Special Collections is fortunate to have a complete set of the 1582 Corpus Juris Canonici, the "Body of Canon Law." These three volumes contain not only the medieval collections of laws—notably, Gratian's Decretum (ca. 1140), Gregory IX's Liber Extra (1234), and Boniface VIII's Liber Sextus (1298)—but also the elaborate Ordinary Glosses and further commentaries on the laws that take up the vast inner margins, with further annotations on outer margins. These glosses, which are absolutely essential to historians of law, have not been reprinted since the seventeenth century, and copies are scarce. The Library, with the support of the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, undertook to digitize the entire set and make it available online.
The project began under the direction of Howard Batchelor, former UCLA Digital Library Coordinator, with the guidance of UCLA's resident canonist, Professor Henry Ansgar Kelly (English), former CMRS Director and Editor of CMRS's journal, Viator. Work later continued under Professor Kelly's direction, with contributions from Stephen Davison and Elizabeth McAulay, both in the UCLA Digital Library Program. A generous grant from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation helped to support the project, and CMRS has provided additional funding.
The digitized page images of all three volumes of the Corpus Juris Canonici are online at this site. Also included here are corrected and expanded (and searchable) versions of the two indexes of vol. 2 (Liber Extra); one index, the Margarita, is to the decretals, and the other, called Materiae Singulares, is to the Gloss.
- Part I, in 2 volumes: Decretum Gratiani
- Part II: Decretales d. Gregorii papae IX
- Part III:
- Liber sextus Decretalium d. Bonifacii papae VIII
- Clementis papae V. Constitutiones
- Extravagantium viginti d. Joannis papae XXII tum communes
Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.
Call number KBR1565 1582
Electronic Edition: UCLA Digital Library Program. Corpus Juris Canonici (1582)
- Henry Ansgar Kelly
- Howard Batchelor
- Henry Chiong
- Stephen Davison
- Elizabeth McAulay
- Funded in part by a grant from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.