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Corpus Iuris Canonici
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[German Version]

I. The Decretum Gratiani – II. The Liber Extra – III. The Liber Sextus – IV. The Clementines – V. The Extravagants

Since the end of the 16th century, the term Corpus Iuris Canonici has referred to the comprehensive collection of Catholic church law that developed out of various mutually complementary legal collections from 1140 onward. The designation became prevalent after it was used in the 1580 brief of Pope Gregory XIII, Cum pro mune…

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Landau, Peter, “Corpus Iuris Canonici”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 28 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_03246>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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