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Report No. a128

Collectio Dunelmensis secunda

post 1202


Alternative Names

Dunelmensis IV; second Durham collection



192 items. A complement to Compilatio primaand Gilbertus’ collection (c.1202). The largest of post–Compilatio prima primitive collections. Formerly known as Dunelmensis IV.



No. 1

Collectio Dunelmensis II.


Text(s) – Manuscripts

No. 1

Collectio Dunelmensis II.


Durham, Cath. Libr. C.III.3, fol. 123r–158ra


Text(s) – Modern Editions

No. 1

Collectio Dunelmensis II.

Modern Editions

Analysis by W. Holtzmann in Studies 300–18.



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) 288, 290.

W. Holtzmann, Studies in the Collections of Twelfth Century Decretals, C. Cheney, ed. (MIC B–3; Città del Vaticano 1979) 300–318.

C. Cheney, ‘An Annotator of Durham Cathedral Ms C.III.3, and Unpublished Decretals of Innocent III’, in Collectanea Stephan Kuttner (SG 11; Roma 1967) 1.39–68.

C. Duggan, Twelfth Century Decretal Collections and their Importance in English History (University of London Historical Studies 12; London 1963) 68–84.

S. Kuttner, Repertorium 319–20.