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Report No. a129

Collectio Eberbacensis



Alternative Names

Eberbach collection



Primitive collection consisting of 111 chapters subdivided into 25 articles. Most of the material is from the pontificate of Alexander III, including conciliar canons from Tours (1163) and Lateran III (1179). Written in northern France and soon came into the possession of the Cistercian abbey of Eberbach. Belongs to the ‘Tortosa Group’ with the Collectiones Dertusensis prima and Alcobacensis prima.



No. 1

Collectio Eberbacensis.


Text(s) – Manuscripts

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Collectio Eberbacensis.


London, BL Arundel 490, fol. 210–221r


Text(s) – Modern Editions

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Collectio Eberbacensis.

Modern Editions

Analysis by W. Holtzmann in ZRG Kan. Abt., 17 (1928) 548–555.



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) 262–64.

C. Duggan, Twelfth Century Decretal Collections and their Importance in English History (University of London Historical Studies 12; London 1963) 126–28.

C. Lefebvre, ‘Eberbacensis (Collectio)’, in DDC (1953) 5.134–37.

S. Kuttner, Repertorium 281.

W. Holtzmann, ‘Collectio Eberbacensis’, ZRG Kan. Abt., 17 (1928) 548–55.