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Report No. a140

Collectio Lucensis



Alternative Names

Lucca collection



124 items, the core of which belonged to the pontificate of Alexander III (1159–81). The decretals were assembled unsystematically by at least three scribes at different times, in a process that seems to have lasted from c.1194 until 1199 or later. Apparently, the collection was designed as a supplement and update of Continuatio prima, since they do not contain any common material.



No. 1

Collectio Lucensis.


Text(s) – Manuscripts

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Collectio Lucensis.


Lucca, Bibl. Cap. Felin. 221, fol. 220r–229ra


Text(s) – Modern Editions

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Collectio Lucensis.

Modern Editions

Stephani Baluzii Miscellanea nouo ordine digesta, ed. J. Mansi (Lucca 1762) 3.367–91.


Analysis by W. Holtzmann in Studies 243–71.



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) 288–89.

W. Holtzmann, Studies in the Collections of Twelfth Century Decretals, C. Cheney, ed. (MIC B–3; Città del Vaticano 1979) 243–71.

S. Kuttner, ‘Notes on a Projected Corpus of 12th-century Decretals’, Traditio, 6 (1948) 350.

S. Kuttner, Repertorium 306.

F. Heyer, ‘Review of Singer’, ZRG Kan. Abt., 4 (1914) 585–90.