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Report No. a133

Collectio Fontanensis



Alternative Names



150 items. written in 3 parts: I (fol. 24–31): related to Berolinensis I, Cusana, Duacensis, Florianensis group; II (fol. 32–39): latest part of collection, 59 items from sources at Fountains abbey on rights of Cistercians; III: 38 items which make this collection part of the ‘English Family’ with the Collectiones Wigorniensis altera, Belverensis, Cantuariensis I, II, and III, Dunelmensis I, Roffensis, and Regalis.



No. 1

Collectio Fontanensis.


Text(s) – Manuscripts

No. 1

Collectio Fontanensis.


Oxford, Bodleian Libr. Laud Misc. 527, fol. 24r–45v


Text(s) – Modern Editions

No. 1

Collectio Fontanensis.

Modern Editions

Analysis by W. Holtzmann in Studies 100–15.



W. Holtzmann, Studies in the collections of twelfth century decretals, C. Cheney, ed. (MIC B–3; Città del Vaticano 1979) 100–115.

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