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Report No. a168

Compilatio secunda



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A decretal collection compiled by Johannes Galensis at Bologna between the years 1210 and 1215. Called ‘secunda’ even though it was produced after Compilatio tertia because it contains decretals prior to Innocent III. Johannes Galensis seems to have relied upon the Collectiones Gilberti and Alani for the text of decretals. This compilation was likely produced because Compilatio tertia essentially rendered the Compilations of Gilbertus and Alanus half-obsolete; Johannes Galensis simply salvaged from their collections the material not taken by Petrus Beneventanus and put it into a more convenient form.



No. 1

Compilatio secunda.


Text(s) – Manuscripts

No. 1

Compilatio secunda.


Admont, Stiftsbibl. 22, fol. 86r–128v


Admont, Stiftsbibl. 55, fol. 57r–100r


Alba Iulia, Bibl. Batthyan. 166, fol. 70r–108r


Arras, BM 505 (2nd work)


Bamberg, Staatsbibl. Can. 19, fol. 79r–116r


Bamberg, Staatsbibl. Can. 20, fol. 71–98


Bamberg, Staatsbibl. Can. 21, fol. 101–142


Bamberg, Staatsbibl. Can. 22, fol. 1–59v


Beaune, BM 19, fol. 91ff


Berlin, Staatsbibl. lat. fol. 427, fol. 90–135v


Bordeaux, BM 400 (2nd work)


Brugge, Stedelijke Bibl. 367, fol. ?–113v


Brugge, Grootseminarie 44–64, fol. 87–134v


Burgo de Osma, Bibl. Catedral 6, fol. 116–169v


Cambridge, Gonville & Caius Coll. 150, fol. 81–118


Chartres, BM 296, fol. 194–203


Chartres, BM 318, fol. 77ff


Chartres, BM 384, fol. 1–46r, 47v–48v


Córdoba, Bibl. Cabildo 10, fol. 95ra–137rb


Córdoba, Bibl. Cabildo 20 (fragmentary)


Douai, BM 593, fol. 101ff


Douai, BM 595 (1st work)


Durham, Cath. Libr. C.III.4 (2nd work)


Erlangen, Universitätsbibl. 349, fol. 73–113


El Escorial, Bibl. San Lorenzo K.I.9, fol. 68r–110vb


Firenze, BN Conv. Soppr. da ordinare, Vallombrosa 36 (325), fol. 87ra–129vb


Firenze, Bibl. Laurenz. Plut. 4 (olim S. Croce IV) sin.2, fol. 79r–129v (The library currently identifies this manuscript with the Plutei designation, but the literature often refers to it with the S. Croce one.)


Fulda, Landesbibl. D.6 (2nd work)


Graz, Universitätsbibl. 374, fol. 97r–145v


Graz, Universitätsbibl. III.106, fol. 81r–122v


Graz, Universitätsbibl. III.138, fol. 81r–122v


Karlsruhe, Badische Landesbibl. Aug.XL, fol. 83–120


Leipzig, Universitätsbibl. 983, fol. 61–91


Lille, BM 145, fol. 80–119


Lincoln, Cath. Chap. 29, fol. 52ff


Lincoln, Cath. Chap. 38


Lincoln, Cath. Chap. 163, fol. 84–126v


Lisboa, BN Alcobaça 381


London, BL Royal 11.C.VII, fol. 81r–112v


Lyon, Bibl. Univ. 6, fol. 66r–81v (mutilated 1.3.1 – 1.8.3 with various additions)


Marburg, Universitätsbibl. C.2, fol. 1–71


Modena, Bibl. Estense XII.L.8


Monte Cassino, Bibl. Abbazia 67, pp. 163–244


München, BSB Clm 3879, fol. 99–149


Ourense, Bibl. Cap. Frag. 37–B (fragmentary: 1.2.2–3, 5; 1.11.2; 1.12.1–2; 1.15.1; 1.16.2)


Ourense, Bibl. Cap. 4, fol. 46r–72v


Orléans, BM 223


Padova, Bibl. Anton. N.35, fol. 81r–122v


Paris, BN lat. 3925A, fol. 3–66v


Paris, BN lat. 3929 (2nd work)


Paris, BN lat. 3930, fol. 69r–98v


Paris, BN lat. 3931A (2nd work)


Paris, BN lat. 3932, fol. 70–102v


Paris, BN lat. 3953 (1st work)


Paris, BN lat. 14321


Paris, BN lat. 15398, fol. 74–105v


Paris, BN lat. 15399 (2nd work)


Paris, BN lat. 15400, fol. 70ra–102va


Paris, BN lat. 15997 (2nd work)


Paris, BN nouv. acq. lat. 2127 (2nd work)


Paris, BN nouv. acq. lat. 2192 (2nd work)


Paris, Bibl. Mazarine 1292, fol. 69–101v


Perugia, BC L.69, fol. 108–163


Pŀock, Seminarium Bibl. no. 67 (2nd work)


Pŀock, Seminarium Bibl. no. 69 (2nd work)


Reims, BM 690, fol. 115–172


Rouen, BM 706, fol. 81–125v


Saint-Omer, BM 107 (450), fol. 119–166 (in a unique form)


Saint-Omer, BM 447, fol. 66r–101v


Sion, Arch. Cap ??, fol. 102ra–151ra


Toulouse, BM 368, fol. 63–93


Troyes, BM 102 (2nd work)


Troyes, BM 385 (2nd work)


Città del Vaticano, BAV Vat. lat. 1377, fol. 101–145v


Città del Vaticano, BAV Borgh. 264, fol. 75–107


Città del Vaticano, BAV Chig. E.VII.207, fol. 89–134v


Città del Vaticano, BAV Urb. lat. 178, fol. 78–117


Worcester, Cath. Libr. F.177, fol. 3–5 (fragment)


Würzburg, Universitätsbibl. M. p. theol. f. 112, fol. 62–107


Zwettl, Stiftsbibl. 30, fol. ?–101


Zwettl, Stiftsbibl. 34, fol. 84–127v


Bonn, Universitäts- u. Landesbibl. Bonn, ??? (lost; formerly in Bibliothek Böcking)


Leipzig, Universitätsbibl. 968, fol. 78–114v (lost)


Sankt-Peterburg, Gosudarstvennaia Publichnaia Bibl. II.fol.mbr.15 4–42 (lost in fire)


Tours, BM 569, fol. 13–44v (lost)


Olomouc, VKOL C.O. 589 (folios unknown)


Olomouc, VKOL C.O. 590 (folios unknown)


Text(s) – Modern Editions

No. 1

Compilatio secunda.

Modern Editions

Quinque Compilationes Antiquae, ed. E. Friedberg (Leipzig 1882) 66–104. (See the note on Report No. a167..)



K. Pennington, ‘Decretal Collections 1190–1234’, 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; Washington DC 2008) 293–317.

M. Bertram, ‘Some additions to the “Repertorium der Kanonistik”’, BMCL, 4 (1974) 9–16.

J. Brundage, ‘The Votive Obligations of Crusaders: The Development of a Canonistic Doctrine’, Traditio, 24 (1968) 93. Reprinted in: idem, The Crusades, Holy War and Canon Law (Collected Studies CS 338; Aldershot 1991) no. VI.

S. Kuttner, Repertorium 345–54.