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Report No. a095

Collectio Alcobacensis prima


Alternative Names

Alcobaça I



Primitive decretal collection of the ‘Tortosa (Dertusensis) Group’ with the Collectiones Dertusensis prima and Eberbacensis. Consists of 125 items. The first part (cc. 1–49) of this collection is related to Collectio Dertusensis prima, the second part is derived from a primitive archetype of English origin. It has close ties to the work of Bishops Richard of Canterbury, Roger of Worcester, and Bartholomew of Exeter.



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Collectio Alcobacensis I.


Text(s) – Manuscripts

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Collectio Alcobacensis I.


Lisboa, BN Alcobaça 144, fol. 1v–39v



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) 262–65.

A. García y García, ‘La Canonistica Iberica (1150–1250) en la investigacion reciente’, BMCL, 11 (1981) 46–47.

W. Holtzmann, Studies in the Collections of Twelfth Century Decretals, C. Cheney, ed. (MIC B–3; Città del Vaticano 1979) 8–25.

A. García y García, ‘La canonística ibérica medieval posterior al Decreto de Graciano’, Repertorio, 1 (1967) 403.

S. Kuttner, Repertorium 277.