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Report No. a153

Collectio Rotomagensis tertia

post 1207


Alternative Names

Collectio Parisiensis III



Contains 95 letters from Innocent III, the latest dated to May 25, 1207. Described by Cheney as ‘unsystematic.’ Unlike many other collections, follows a rough chronological order. Significant because the decretals seem to have been copied by a canonist directly from the papal registers and reproduce some letters from Innocent’s missing registers from the third and fourth year of his pontificate. The canonist probably made this collection in order to supplement others. Part of the mass of legal materials compiled in the circle of Walter de Coutances, Archbishop of Rouen, in BNF lat. 3922A.



No. 1

Collectio Rotomagensis tertia.


Text(s) – Manuscripts

No. 1

Collectio Rotomagensis tertia.


Paris, BN lat. 3922A, fol. 118v–126v



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.

C. Cheney, ‘Decretals of Innocent III in Paris, B.N. Ms lat. 3922A’, Traditio, 11 (1955) 149–62.

S. Kuttner, Repertorium 297.