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Report No. a109

Collectio Cantuariensis



Alternative Names

Londinensis I; Londinensis II; Canterbury collection; Cantuariensis I; Cantuariensis II; Cantuariensis III



Primitive collection with 89 items divided into 3 parts (without organization, referred to in shorthand by C. Duggan as 1 Cant., 2 Cant., and 3 Cant.): (1) fols.42v-57v, (2) fols.58r-58v, (3) fols.59v-61v; plus the canons of Lateran III. Includes no decretal after Alexander III. This collection is part of the ‘English Group’ with Collectiones Wigorniensis altera, Belverensis, Roffensis, Fontanensis, Dunelmensis prima, and Regalis. It is of Canterbury provenance, from 1179–82. Formerly referred to as Collectio Londinensis I (parts 1 and 2) and Londinensis II (part 3).



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Collectio Cantuariensis.


Text(s) – Manuscripts

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Collectio Cantuariensis.


London, BL Royal 10.B.iv, fol. 42v–61v


Text(s) – Modern Editions

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Collectio Cantuariensis.

Modern Editions

Analysis by C. Duggan in Twelfth Century Decretal Collections (1963) 162–71.



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) 257–59.

C. Duggan, Twelfth Century Decretal Collections and their Importance in English History (University of London Historical Studies 12; London 1963) 73–76, 162–71.

S. Kuttner, Repertorium 282.