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SOCIAL LIFE
Ships
Sailing ships and boatsMerchant vessels
Justice and punishment
Law BooksDecretum Gratiani CyclesCambridge, Sidney Sussex College, MS 101 (Bologna, late 12th century)
Law BooksDecretum Gratiani Pars II, Causa I, Quaest. VIIC. XVI: One can ignore less important regulations to keep the more important ones
Further details
detail; the text compares ignoring the less important rules to sailors throwing cargo overboard in a storm to save the ship
ARTIST/CREATOR
Bolognese
DATE
late 12th century
LOCATION
Cambridge, Sidney Sussex College → 101, fol. 72v
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Cambridge Collections - Photo: Warburg Institute
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Susan L'Engle and Robert Gibbs, Illuminating the Law. Legal Manuscripts in Cambridge Collections, London, Turnhout 2001, pp. 105-110, no. 1; Illuminated Manuscripts in Cambridge. A Catalogue of Western Book Illumination in the Fitzwilliam Museum and the Cambridge Colleges, vol. 2, 1, London, Turnhout, 2011, pp. 59-61, no. 23
Acknowledgements
Photographed with kind permission of Master and Fellows of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge
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