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Report No. a034

Appendix Concilii Lateranensis

1st recension: 1184–1185


Alternative Names

Collectio Lincolniensis



A systematic decretal collection which derives from a source common with the ‘Wigorniensis Group.’ It has narrowly focused titles and dissects decretals, placing different sections in different titles. Its first recension was written at Lincoln, 1184–85 (in earlier literature named as a separate collection, the Collectio Lincolniensis). This large work exerted great influence on many later collections including members of the ‘Bamberg Group’. The first recension contains 570 items, only 15 of which are pre-Gratian.



No. 1

Appendix Concilii Lateranensis.


Text(s) – Manuscripts

No. 1

Appendix Concilii Lateranensis.


Leipzig, Universitätsbibl. 1242, fol. 73v–110v (= Lp)


Wien, ÖNB 2172, fol. 2r–52v (= V)


Lincoln, Cath. Chap. 121, fol. 1r–61r


Text(s) – Modern Editions

No. 1

Appendix Concilii Lateranensis.

Modern Editions

Concilia omnia tam generalia quam particularia . . ., ed. P. Crabbe (Köln 1551) 2.820–944. (Printed from an unknown MS..)


Sacrorum conciliorum nova et amplissima collectio, ed. J. Mansi (Venezia 1767) 22.248–453.


Comparative analysis on the basis of Mansi with Collectio Lipsiensis by A. Richter in De inedita canonum collectione Lipsiensi (Leipzig 1836) (online).



C. Duggan, ‘Decretal Collections from Gratian’s Decretum to the Compilationes antiquae: The Making of the New Case Law’, in The History of Medieval Canon Law in the Classical Period, 1140–1234: From Gratian to the Decretals of Pope Gregory IX, W. Hartmann and K. Pennington, ed. (History of Medieval Canon Law 6; Washington DC 2008) 248–49, 251, 262, 270, 277–80, 290.

P. Landau, ‘Die Entstehung der systematischen Dekretalensammlungen und die europäische Kanonistik des 12. Jahrhunderts’, ZRG Kan. Abt., 66 (1979) 128–32.

P. Landau, ‘Studien zur Appendix und den Glossen in frühen systematischen Dekretalensammlungen’, BMCL, 9 (1979) 1–21.

J. Brundage, Medieval Canon Law and the Crusader (Madison WI 1969) 180 n.100.

C. Duggan, ‘English Canonists and the “Appendix Concilii Lateranensis”’, Traditio, 18 (1962).

S. Kuttner, ‘Anglo-Norman Canonists of the Twelfth Century’, Traditio, 7 (1949/51) 283ff..

S. Kuttner, ‘Notes on a Projected Corpus of Twelfth–century Decretals’, Traditio, 6 (1948) 349.

W. Holtzmann, ‘Die Register Papst Alexander III. in den Händen der Kanonisten’, QF, 30 (1940) 16.

S. Kuttner, Repertorium 290–91.