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Report No. a122

Collectio Cusana

early 1180s


Alternative Names

Kues collection; Bernkastel-Kues collection



Primitive collection with 208 items. Forms the ‘Italian Group’ with Collectiones Ambrosiana, Berolinensis prima, Duacensis, and Florianensis. Includes chiefly canons of the Third Lateran Council and decretals of Alexander III.



No. 1

Collectio Cusana.


Text(s) – Manuscripts

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Collectio Cusana.


Bernkastel-Kues, Bibl. St. Nikolaus Hospitals 229, fol. 67r–123v


Text(s) – Modern Editions

No. 1

Collectio Cusana.

Modern Editions

Analysis by W. Holtzmann in Studies 66–74.



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) 268–69.

W. Holtzmann, Studies in the Collections of Twelfth Century Decretals, C. Cheney, ed. (MIC B–3; Città del Vaticano 1979) 66–74.

W. Holtzmann, ‘Zu den Dekretalen bei Simon von Bisignano’, Traditio, 18 (1962) 453.

S. Kuttner, Repertorium 291.