Editorial concerns in the Ivonian Panormia: The case of repetitious canons in book 8
Zeitschrift der Savigny-Stiftung für Rechtsgeschichte, Kanonistiche Abteilung
This article investigates the characteristics and function of Book 19 of Burchard's Decretum. It demonstrates how the penitential questionnaire, usually considered the most original part of this text, was the result of Burchard's systematic expansion upon his main source, Regino of Prüm. It argues that Book 19 was not a conventional penitential, to be used to support the administration of penance by priests, but rather that it was meant to be both an exemplary penitential and a summary of the preceding eighteen books. Burchard thus sought to ensure there was no contradiction between his collection of canon law and his penitential.
Austin, Greta. "Iii. Editorial Concerns in the Ivonian Panormia: the Case of Repetitious Canons in Book 8." Zeitschrift Der Savigny-Stiftung Für Rechtsgeschichte. Kanonistische Abteilung. 89.1 (n.d.). Print.