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Report No. a117

Collectio Claudiana



Alternative Names

Claudian collection



216 items. Closely related to Collectio Bridlingtonensis, both stem from an archetype produced at Canterbury around 1184. The manuscript contains marginal glosses more extensive than Bridlingtonensis, but these are still mostly cross-references to other decretals. Contains the canons of the Council of Tours (1163) and Lateran III (1179) as well as a set of propositions from Richard of Canterbury’s Westminster Council of 1175. It is of Canberbury provenance and dates from 1185–88.



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Collectio Claudiana.


Text(s) – Manuscripts

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Collectio Claudiana.


London, BL Cotton. Claud. A. IV, fol. 189–216


Text(s) – Modern Editions

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Collectio Claudiana.

Modern Editions

Summary analysis by M. Bertram in Studies 132–34.



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) 261–62.

W. Holtzmann, Studies in the Collections of Twelfth Century Decretals, C. Cheney, ed. (MIC B–3; Città del Vaticano 1979) 132–34.

C. Duggan, Twelfth Century Decretal Collections and their Importance in English History (University of London Historical Studies 12; London 1963) 84–95.

S. Kuttner, Repertorium 279.