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Report No. a126

Collectio Duacensis

early 1180s


Alternative Names

Douai collection



Fragment of a primitive collection that forms part of the ‘Italian Group’ with the Collectiones Berolinensis prima, Cusana, Florianensis, and Ambrosiana. 65 items including canons of the Third Lateran Council (1179).



No. 1

Collectio Duacensis.


Text(s) – Manuscripts

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Collectio Duacensis.


Douai, BM 590, fol. 1r–2v, 247r–248v


Text(s) – Modern Editions

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Collectio Duacensis.

Modern Editions

Summary analysis by W. Holtzmann in Studies 64–65.



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.

W. Holtzmann, Studies in the Collections of Twelfth Century Decretals, C. Cheney, ed. (MIC B–3; Città del Vaticano 1979) 64–65.

W. Holtzmann, ‘Zu den Dekretalen bei Simon von Bisignano’, Traditio, 18 (1962) 452–53.

S. Kuttner, Repertorium 279–80.