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Report No. a123

Collectio Dertusensis prima

late 1170s


Alternative Names

Tortosa I



A primitive decretal collection in the ‘Tortosa Group’ along with the Collectiones Eberbacensis and Alcobacensis prima. The group shares ‘a common stock’ of decretals (C. Duggan), but this collection has a supplement of 12 decretals including ones to Hungarian and Spanish recipients. The base collection, however, has English roots with a high number of letters to Canterbury. Dated to the mid–late 1170s.



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Collectio Dertusensis I.


Text(s) – Manuscripts

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Collectio Dertusensis I.


Tortosa, Bibl. Cap. 144, fol. 1–29


Text(s) – Modern Editions

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Collectio Dertusensis I.

Modern Editions

Analysis by W. Holtzmann in ‘Beiträge’ (1927) 39–77.



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) 262–65.

S. Kuttner, Repertorium 279.

W. Holtzmann, ‘Beiträge zu den Dekretalensammlungen des zwölften Jahrhunderts’, ZRG Kan. Abt., 16 (1927) 39–77.