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Rolandinus de Passageriis, Summa artis notariae

  • Early 14th century; parchment; mm 320 × 225, ff. 17.
  • Udine, Archivio di Stato, fragment 17.

This text, which was really widespread until the heart of the Modern Age, is the work by Rolandinus, the master notary at the Studium of Bologna.

Master notary at the Studium of Bologna, Rolandinus’ name is bound to his Summa artis notariae drawn out in 1255, which firstly had a very wide diffusion as a handwritten text and was then object of many printed issues. This work, which gives juridical acts a technical formulation, is split into four sections dealing, in the following order, with contracts, testaments, judicial acts, copies and renewals of acts. Some bifolia of this codex, datable to the beginning of the fourteenth century and used by generations of professional notaries active during that same and the following fifteenth century, were finally exploited during the sixteenth century by the notary Antonio Nicoletti from Cividale as a cover board of his notarial instruments.

Country of locationItaly
Library / CollectionArchivio di Stato
Shelfmarkframm. 17
AuthorRolandinus de Passageriis
Support materialParchment
Extentff. 17
Formatmm 320 × 225
AgeEarly 14th century
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