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Report No. a093

Collectio Abrincensis prima



Alternative Names

Avranches I



Systematic decretal collection derived from the Collectio Sangermanensis. Forms the Anglo–Norman Group with that collection and the earlier Collectio Tanneri. The MS dates from early 13th century, but collection is from shortly after 1198 and English.



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Collectio Abrincensis prima.


Text(s) – Manuscripts

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Collectio Abrincensis prima.


Avranches, BM 149, fol. 79r–109r


Text(s) – Modern Editions

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Collectio Abrincensis prima.

Modern Editions

Analysis by H. Singer in Neue Beiträge 355–400.



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, 286–89.

P. Landau, ‘Die Entstehung der systematischen Dekretalensammlungen und die europäische Kanonistik des 12. Jahrhunderts’, ZRG Kan. Abt., 66 (1979) 144–46.

C. Brooke, ‘Canons of English Church Councils in the Early Decretal Collections’, Traditio, 13 (1957) 472–80.

S. Kuttner, Repertorium 299.

H. Singer, Neue Beiträge über die Dekretalensammlungen vor und nach Bernhard von Pavia: Mit Benutzung der in Friedrich Maassens Nachlasse enthaltenen Vorarbeiten (Sitzungsberichte, Akademie der Wissenschaftern in Wien, Philosophisch–Historische Klasse 171.1; Wien 1913) 74–80, 355–40.