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Report No. a121

Collectio Cracoviensis



Alternative Names

Cracow collection



Decretal collection appearing as an appendix to a copy of Compilatio prima. Consists largely of decretals of Clement III and Celestine III, many of which were apparently taken directly from the papal registers.



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Collectio Cracoviensis.


Text(s) – Manuscripts

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Collectio Cracoviensis.


Kraków, Arch. Kap. 89, pp. 129–47, 150–51


Text(s) – Modern Editions

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Collectio Cracoviensis.

Modern Editions

Analysis by A. Vetulani in ‘Collectio Cracoviensis’ (1963) 49–80.



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) 291.

A. Vetulani, ‘Collectio Cracoviensis: Z badan nad reakcja sredniowiecznych zbiorów przepisów prawnych’, Studia zródloznawcze: Commentationes, 8 (1963) 49–82.

A. Vetulani, ‘L’origine des collections primitives de décrétales à la fin du XIIe siècle’, in Congrès de Droit canonique medieval, Louvain et Bruxelles (Biblioteque de la Revue d’histoire ecclésiastique 33; Louvain 1959) 64–72.

A. Vetulani, ‘Un manuscrit bolonais du chapitre cathédral de Cracovie’, in Symbolae Raphaeli Taubenschlag dedicatae (Warszawa 1957) 2.389–409.