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Report No. a112

Collectio Casselana



Alternative Names

Collectio Cassinensis



Part of the Bambergensis-Group, a group of twelve closely related decretal collections. Walter Deeters has postulated that all members of the Bambergensis-group sprang from an archetype, ‘Urbambergensis’, consisting of 418 items in 56 titles. This putative collection would have been produced c.1180. The various manuscripts containing members of the B.-group were then produced over more than two decades and were influenced by other collections. From the abbreviation Coll. Cass., it has sometimes mistakensly been called the Collectio Cassinensis. This particular collection appears in two versions, referred to as Kassel/Casselana B and C, the former of which is now in Bamberg.



No. 1

Collectio Casselana.


Text(s) – Manuscripts

No. 1

Collectio Casselana.


Kassel, Universitäts- u. Landesbibl. Jur. 15, fol. 1–26 (= Kassel C in the literature)


Bamberg, Staatsbibl. Can. 18, fol. 25–43v (= Kassel B in the literature)


Text(s) – Modern Editions

No. 1

Collectio Casselana.

Modern Editions

Corpus iuris canonici II, ed. J. Boehmer (Halle 1747) 181–348.



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) 281.

W. Deeters, ‘Die Bambergensisgruppe der Dekretalensammlungen des 12. Jahrhunderts’, (Phil. diss.; Bonn 1956) 7–9.

S. Kuttner, Repertorium 293.

E. Friedberg, Die Canones-Sammlungen zwischen Gratian und Bernhard von Pavia (Leipzig 1897; repr. Graz 1956) 130–36.