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Report No. a159

Collectio Tanneri



Alternative Names

Collectio Bodleiana; Tanner collection



A massive, systematic collection in 7 books which has a clear line of transmission to the Collectio Abrincensis prima and Collectio Sangermanensis. Forms the Anglo-Norman Group with those two collections and was compiled after 1187.



No. 1

Collectio Tanneri.


Text(s) – Manuscripts

No. 1

Collectio Tanneri.


Oxford, Bodleian Libr. Tanner 8, pp. 593–712


Text(s) – Modern Editions

No. 1

Collectio Tanneri.

Modern Editions

Analysis by W. Holtzmann in ‘Sammlung Tanner’ (1951) 83–145.



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. Duggan, Twelfth Century Decretal Collections and their Importance in English History (University of London Historical Studies 12; London 1963) 104 n.4.

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

W. Holtzmann, ‘Die Dekretalensammlung des 12. Jahrhunderts: 1. Die Sammlung Tanner’, in Festschrift zur Feier des 200jährigen Bestehens der Akademie der Wissenschaft in Göttingen (Göttingen 1951) 2.83–145.

S. Kuttner, Repertorium 294–95.