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'Lectiones de Pontifice'

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MS. Bodl. 588
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'Lectiones de Pontifice', a second volume of 'dictata' or lectures by card. Bellarmine (whose name does not occur), delivered in Rome and ended in May 26 1578: the subject is the position and power of the Pope, in two parts (see fol. 166), the first having nine chapters, the second five quaestiones: the text beg. 'Disseruimus anno superiori de ecclesia vniuersa'.

The preceding volume of dictata is MS. Bodl. 539. The handwriting changes at fols. 24, 54, 127.


  • Creation: Written in A.D. 1578 at Rome in two hands


242 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Bodl. 588, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Bodl. 588

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 17952


'Lectiones de Pontifice'

Biographical / Historical

Cardinal Robert Bellarmine (1542-1621) was an Italian Jesuit and Cardinal of the Catholic Church.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. II, no. 2360

Custodial History

Manuscript 502 acquired by the Bodleian Library

Immediate Source of Acquisition

'Liber Thomæ Vnderhill, precium xs. vjd. April 13, 1601.' Underhill presented the volume in 1605.

Physical Facet

On paper


8 3/4 × 6 3/4 in.

'Lectiones de Pontifice'
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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