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Johannes Andreae
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(Giovanni d'Andrea; c. 1270, Florence – Jul 7, 1348, Bologna). After studying law in Bologna (with Guido de Baysio, among others), Johannes taught canon law at the University of Bologna, with brief interruptions (Padua 1307–1309 and 1319), until his death. He is the most important canonist of the 14th century. With him, the “classical era” of canon law ended (Canon law/Church law: IV, 1). He was the first to describe the literary history of canon law and his work, far from being a mere compilation, presents the state of knowledge in the discipline. His Glossa in Sextum – the…

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Kalb, Herbert, “Johannes Andreae”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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