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Report No. a151

Collectio Rotomagensis prima

post c.1201


Alternative Names

Rotomagensis; Parisiensis III; Rouen collection



A supplement to the Collectio Francofurtana. Systematic collection with 381 items arranged in 31 titles. Associated with the circle of Walter of Coutances, Archbishop of Rouen. The collection’s core was completed post 1185 (end of Lucius III’s pontificate), but professional canonists then added decretals from Clement III, Celestine III, and Innocent III. The compiler used Rainier of Pomposa’s collection (c.1201) for more than 20 decretals of Innocent III. Formerly referred to as Rotomagensis and Parisiensis III.



No. 1

Collectio Rotomagensis prima.


Text(s) – Manuscripts

No. 1

Collectio Rotomagensis prima.


Paris, BN lat. 3922A, fol. 148r–167v, 245


Text(s) – Modern Editions

No. 1

Collectio Rotomagensis prima.

Modern Editions

Analysis by W. Holtzmann in Studies 160–207.



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) 283–84.

W. Holtzmann, Studies in the Collections of Twelfth Century Decretals, C. Cheney, ed. (MIC B–3; 1979) 160–207.

W. Holtzmann, Kanonistische Ergänzungen zur Italia Pontificia (Tübingen 1959) 9.

S. Kuttner, Repertorium 297.