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Signature of William de Newintone, in the 'Summa de Poenitentia et Matrimonio' of Raymund of Penafort

Signature of William de Newintone, in the 'Summa de Poenitentia et Matrimonio' of Raymund of Penafort

Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum

Date: 1295

Shelfmark: Arundel MS 282

Item number: f.74r

Length: 20

Width: 14.9

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

The 13th-century Spanish Dominican monk, Raymond of Penafort, was a legal specialist, who wrote also in a new way about moral action and guilt. With his work called the 'Summa', he opened up a field of study on application of general principles of morality to concrete and defined actions of human beings as a way of deciding what ought to be done or not done and also whether an act carries guilt. This copy of the 'Summa' was written at St Augustine's, Canterbury, by William de Newintone. The last page of the book carries the scribe's signature: 'as William de Newintone wrote it.'

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