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Report No. a146

Collectio Petrihusensis



Alternative Names

Peterhouse collection



Part of the ‘Wigorniensis Group’ with the Collectiones Trinitatis, Wigorniensis, Cheltenhamensis, Claustroburgensis, Cottonia, and the Fragmentum Herefordense. The collection is fragmentary as separate folios from the original were used to bind other books.



No. 1

Collectio Petrihusensis.


Text(s) – Manuscripts

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Collectio Petrihusensis.


Cambridge, Peterhouse Coll. 114, first and final quires


Cambridge, Peterhouse Coll. 180, first and final quires


Cambridge, Peterhouse Coll. 193, first and final quires


Cambridge, Peterhouse Coll. 203, final quire



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) 274–76.

P. Landau, ‘Die Entstehung der systematischen Dekretalensammlungen und die europäische Kanonistik des 12. Jahrhunderts’, ZRG Kan. Abt., 66 (1979) 127–128.

C. Duggan, Twelfth Century Decretal Collections and their Importance in English History (University of London Historical Studies 12; London 1963) 95–110, 189–90.