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Aurea

Title given to certain works and documents

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Aurea (Golden).—a title given to certain works and documents: Bulla, the charter of Emperor Charles IV, establishing (January 10, 1356), in union with the estates of the empire, the law of future imperial elections. Catena, a collection of Scriptural commentaries made by St. Thomas Aquinas. Legenda, a collection of lives of saints (legendae) by Jacopo da Voragine, Archbishop of Genoa in the thirteenth century. Summa Hostiensis, also Summa Archiepiscopi, a famous exposition of the principal parts of the Decretals of Gregory IX, by Henricus de Segusio, Cardinal of Ostia (d. 1271). Tabula, an index to the “Summa Theologica” of St. Thomas Aquinas prepared by Pietro da Bergamo.


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