734 pages: paper ; 210-220 x approximately 165 mm bound to 235 x 190 mm 1 microfilm reel : negative (MN 02-63) and positive (Robbins MS 78)
Volume is comprised of a variety of manuscript and printed documents pertaining to the polemics regarding the Jansenist and Quesnelist movements in France. Also present are commentaries regarding the liberties of the Gallican church. The printed sections are excerpts from the registers of the French Parliament, decisions of the Conseil d'Etat, edicts of the French Royal Court, and decisions of the Faculty of Theology at the Sorbonne, most of which were issued during the second half of the eighteenth century. In addition, excerpts are included from the following books: Pasquier Quesnel (1643-1719), Réflexions morales, of which 101 propositions were condemned by Pope Clement XI in his bull Unigenitus (September 1713); Claude Mey (1712-1796), Apologie de tous le jugements rendus par les tribunaux séculiers en France contre le schisme, supressed by the Parliament of Paris and condemned by Pope Benedict XIV in 1752; Alexander Pope (1688-1744), Essai sur l'homme (Amsterdam & Leipzig, 1749); Charles de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu (1689-1755), De l'esprit des lois (Geneva, 1750); and René-Louis de Voyer, marquis d'Argenson (1694-1757), Histoire du droit public ecclesiastique (London, 1740). The manuscript sections include commentaries on the above issues; excerpts from letters by French bishops; lists of Latin names of French bishoprics; notes on the history of the French church; notes on pertinent papal bulls. Other excerpts can be identified as coming from Alexandre de Rogissart's Les délices de l'Italie (Paris: chez Jean et Michel Guignard, 1707; with other editions printed at Leiden in 1706 and 1709, and at Amsterdam in 1743).
Ms. codex. Title from the top of page 1. Layout: Written in long lines. Binding: Blue paper over pasteboard. Origin: Volume was created from various independent fragments subsequently bound together. Shelfmark: Berkeley, CA, The Robbins Collection, UC Berkeley School of Law, Robbins MS 78.
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Phillips, T. Cat ms. 3542.
Manuscript was once in the collection of Sir Thomas Phillips (his no. 3542).