In quatuor Institutionum iuris principis Iustiniani libros Enarrationes, deintegro in gratiam studiosorum & praxim Forensem sectantium, ab ipso Auctore recognitae ac multis libellorum actuumque Iudicialium formis auctae.
Priori editioni, praeterquam quod a multis est repurgst mendis, accesserunt quoque oportunis locis additionibus luculentissimae, studiosis Iuris haud parum profuturae cum indice locupletissimo.
Lugduni, apud Paulum Mirallietum, sub insigni D. Pauli 1554
Period vellum binding, worn, with a piece missing on the spine: see photos.
Moisture damage in the margins. Handwritten owner’s mark, old inscription on the last page, 3 old traces of Indian ink. Missing two index sheets, provided in facsimile.
It is about the problematic of the Roman law in the Protestant world. Confronted with Luther wanting the Roman Catholic canonlaw to be forever banned from the legal doctrines of Protestantism (Luther: "lawyers, perverted Christians") and rome, which condemned most of the writings of Wittenberg's jurists.
In matters of matrimonial law (of nuptiis), Kling, very reserved, speaks of a dispute between theologians and lawyers, without being clearly on Luther's side. Later Kling would confirm the validity of canonical law in Protestant law.
As a whole, the book is attractive for its clear overview of Roman law and the current law, as well as its didactic and progressive method. The “Enarrationes” bear Melanchthon’s strong influence. This work has established itself in Germany and was widely disseminated in Lyon.
- Number of Books
- Law, Religion
- Author/ Illustrator
- Melchior Kling
- Book Title
- Enarrationes in libros IV Institutionum
- Publication year oldest item
- Original language
- Lugduni Matthias Bonhomme
- Binding/ Material
- Number of pages
- 17×11 cm