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Edited by
Terence P. McLaughlin

The Summa Parisiensis on the Decretum Gratiani

1952. xxxiv, 272 pp. ISBN 978-0-88844-403-5

This is the first print edition of a twelfth-century canonical work that has come down to the present in a single manuscript. The Summa Parisiensis treats all of the first part of the Decretum, and the second part with the exception of causae 27, 28 and 29. It is a useful aid for the study of medieval canon law. The editor describes the manuscript, discusses the problems in regard to dating, and concludes that it is of the thirteenth century, perhaps the first half. The date of the work itself is likewise discussed, and is placed by the editor at around 1160. The introduction also gives the available information on the author and the sources used.

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Thomas Aquinas

On Kingship to the King of Cyprus

Translated by Gerald B. Phelan; revised with an introduction and notes by I.Th. Eschmann. MST 2. 1949. xl, 119 pp. ISBN 978–0–88844–251–2 • $12.95

Aquinas outlines the justification and proper practice of kingly government.

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Edited by
J.T. Muckle

Algazel’s Metaphysics: A Mediaeval Translation

1933. 265 pp. ISBN 978-0-88844-400-4

This edition makes available to students of medieval philosophy an important and influential work of al-Ghāzzalī (1058–1111) as actually used at the time. An appendix transcribes a long note in the base manuscript made up of extracts from the De divisione naturae of Gundissalinus, while a second gives the other marginal notes as well as the variants. This edition has proved serviceable for over 70 years, and is still a necessary tool for anyone working in the field of medieval metaphysics as developed in Latin during the thirteenth century.

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