Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 074: Berengarius Fredoli, Inuentarium iuris canonici
Berengarii Biterrensis Inventarium
ff. 247 + 1
440 Height (mm) and 305 Width (mm)
[ca. 1300 - 1325]
From Norwich. On f. 1r at top in Italian-like hand: liber ecclesie norwycen per magistrum Adam de Eston monachum dicti loci. Below this, in red, the class-mark: X. XXXIIII. Adam Easton, monk of Norwich, Dean of York and Cardinal of St Cecilia, died in 1397.
Table of contents:
Inuentarium iuris canonici
CCCC MS 74 contains a fourteenth-century copy of the Inuentarium iuris canonici of Berengarius Fredoli (d. 1323), an index of subjects written as a guide to canon law. Parker acquired this manuscript from Norwich Cathedral Priory and it was one of three that the priory had been bequeathed by their former owner, Cardinal Adam Easton (c. 1330-97), that Parker secured (see also CCCC MSS 180 and 347). It was almost certainly once part of the Cardinal's reputedly extensive personal library. If so, it was probably among the 228 books from that source which arrived in Norwich, packed in six barrels, in 1407, ten years after his death in Rome.