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Tatsushi Genka

Tatsushi Genka

Research Category

History of Medieval Canon Law

Area of Interest

The role of St. Augastine in the making of classical canon law, The development of medieval canon law in the later half of the twelfth century, Textual criticism and edtion

Recent Thoughts

Having been trained as a medievalist, I have worked exclusively on medieval canon law in the High Middle Ages, especially textual problems of its sources. To understand its historical significance more profoundly, I have recently enlarged my field of research to late antiquity (4-6 centuries), paying particular attention to one of the most important church fathers, St. Augustine, and his influence on the making of medieval canon law.


Recent/Ongoing Works

  • Hierarchie der Texte, Hierarchie der Autoritäten. Zur Hierarchie der Rechtsquellen bei Gratian, in: Zeitschrift der Savigny-Stiftung für Rechtsgeschichte 126, Kanonistische Abteilung 95 (2009), 101-127.
  • Zum Prologus des Ivo von Chartres in der Lütticher Handschrift UB 230, in: Hans-Georg Hermann et al. (ed.), Von den Leges Barbarorum bis zum ius barbarum des Nationalsozialismus. Festschrift für Hermann Nehlsen zum 70. Geburtstag, Köln/Weimar/Wien (2008), 510-530.
  • Some critical comments on C.15 q.1 c.8 of the Decretum Gratiani, in: Forum Historiae Iuris (2007), online in internet:

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