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Report No. a155

Collectio Sangermanensis

post 1198


Alternative Names

St–Germain collection



Systematic collection in 10 books descended from the Collectio Tanneri. Forms the Anglo-Norman Group with that collection and with the Collectio Abrincensis prima. Also influenced by the Collectio Brugensis and Compilatio prima. Compiled in Normandy c.1198.



No. 1

Collectio Sangermanensis.


Text(s) – Manuscripts

No. 1

Collectio Sangermanensis.


Paris, BN lat. 12459, fol. 1–106v


Text(s) – Modern Editions

No. 1

Collectio Sangermanensis.

Modern Editions

Analysis by H. Singer in Neue Beiträge (1913) 68–354.



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) 286–87.

P. Landau, ‘Die Entstehung der systematischen Dekretalensammlungen und die europäische Kanonistik des 12. Jahrhunderts’, ZRG Kan. Abt., 66 (1979) 144–46.

C. Brooke, ‘Canons of English Church Councils in the Early Decretal Collections’, Traditio, 13 (1957) 472.

S. Kuttner, Repertorium 298–99.

H. Singer, Neue Beiträge über die Dekretalensammlungen vor und nach Bernhard von Pavia (Sitzungsberichte, Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien, Philosophisch-Historisch Klasse 171.1; Wien 1913) 68–354.