Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 010: Gratian, Decretum
348 Height (mm) and 285 Width (mm)
[ca. 1100 - 1299]
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CCCC MS 10 contains a luxury copy of the Decretum (Concordia discordantium canonum), a canon law collection attributed to the twelfth century jurist Gratian (fl. c. 1150). It is one of a group of finely illustrated manuscripts of the text produced in northern France or southern England in the last quarter of the twelfth century. The various 'causae', the legal cases, have historiated and ornamental initials. There is also a full-page miniature of a man standing holding a consanguinity table. Its exact provenance and how it came to be in Parker's possession are unknown.