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Report No. a160

Collectio Trinitatis



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Collection is fragmentary, but it is the oldest surviving member (c.1181) of the ‘Wigorniensis Group’ with the Collectiones Wigorniensis, Cheltenhamensis, Claustroneoburgensis, Cottonia, Peterhusensis and the Fragmentum Herefordense.



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Collectio Trinitatis.


Text(s) – Manuscripts

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Collectio Trinitatis.


Cambridge, Trinity Coll. R.14.9, fol. 82r–87v


Text(s) – Modern Editions

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Collectio Trinitatis.

Modern Editions

Analysis by C. Duggan in Traditio, 17 (1961) 506–26.



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) 272.

P. Landau, ‘Die Entstehung der systematischen Dekretalensammlungen und die europäische Kanonistik des 12. Jahrhunderts’, ZRG Kan. Abt., 66 (1979) 127–28.

C. Duggan, Twelfth Century Decretal Collections and their Importance in English History (University of London Historical Studies 12; London 1963) 95–98.

C. Duggan, ‘The Trinity Collection of Decretals and the Early Worcester Family’, Traditio, 17 (1961) 506–26.