Huguccio was an important lawyer of the medieval church, bishop of Ferrara, and one of the greatest representatives of twelfth-century scholasticism. In this book-length study of this influential figure, Wolfgang P. Müller provides a critical account of the biographical information on the man and his writings. He discusses the various aspects of Huguccio's career and thought as well as the manuscript tradition of some of his works. The author's scholarship rests on direct consultation and painstaking analysis of enormous quantities of manuscript material.
This book provides the point of departure for anyone wishing to study Huguccio first-hand. It will be worthy reading for students of medieval canon law and an essential addition to all libraries supporting research in medieval studies.
""Dr. Müller has given us a valuable study of an extremely important figure in the history, not only of canon law, but also of European law more broadly conceived. This is an important book that requires close attention from anyone concerned with the legal history of the medieval
world." —James A. Brundage, Law and History Review
"Wolfgang Müller's study of Huguccio (d. 1210), the most important legal thinker in the decretist tradition, is a major contribution to the ongoing task of publishing the foundations of canon law." —James Muldoon, Catholic Historical Review"