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Report No. a170

Compilatio quarta



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A decretal collection compiled by Johannes Teutonicus at Bologna in 1216. It is an odd compilation in that it contained decretals from Innocent III as well as the Constitutions of the Fourth Lateran Council. It thus was in part a duplication. Only the compiler, Johannes Teutonicus, ever glossed Compilatio quarta. Johannes brought the collection to Pope Innocent III and he went away angry. Stephan Kuttner has asserted that he sought the same sort of authentication for his decretal compilation that was given to Petrus Beneventanus’ Compilatio tertia.



No. 1

Compilatio quarta.


Text(s) – Manuscripts

No. 1

Compilatio quarta.


Admont, Stiftsbibl. 22, fol. 246v–270v


Arras, BM 505 (4th work)


Bamberg, Staatsbibl. Can. 19, fol. 223r–255r


Bamberg, Staatsbibl. Can. 23, fol. 1–51


Beaune, BM 19, fol. 273ff


Burgo de Osma, Bibl. Catedral 6, fol. 320–356v


Cambridge, Gonville & Caius Coll. 17, pp. 329–381


Cambridge, Gonville & Caius Coll. 150, fol. 120–151v


Chartres, BM 318, fol. 238ff


Chartres, BM 384, fol. 247–281v


Córdoba, Bibl. Cabildo 10, fol. 274–306


Douai, BM 593, fol. 75ff


Douai, BM 596 (1st work)


Durham, Cath. Libr. C.III.4 (4th work)


Firenze, BN Conv. soppr. da ordinare, Vallombrosa 36(325), fol. 261ra–293vb


Firenze, Bibl. Laurenz. Plut. 4 (S. Croce IV) sin.2, fol. 238r–253v(251) (The library currently identifies this manuscript with the Plutei designation, but the literature often refers to it with the S. Croce one.)


Firenze, Bibl. Laurenz. Plut. 3 (S. Croce III) sin.6, pp. 108ff (The library currently identifies this manuscript with the Plutei designation, but the literature often refers to it with the S. Croce one.)


Frankfurt am Main, Stadt- und Universitätsbibl. 28, fol. 1r–139v


Fulda, Landesbibl. D.6 (4th work)


Graz, Universitätsbibl. 374, fol. 284r–319v


Graz, Universitätsbibl. III.106, fol. 243r–272v


Graz, Universitätsbibl. III.138, fol. 246v–268r


Hereford, Cath. Libr. P.4.x, fol. 187r–228v


Leiden, Bibl. Rijksuniv. Abl. 12


Leipzig, Universitätsbibl. 968, fol. 232–261


Sankt-Peterburg, Gosudarstvennaia Publichnaia Bibl. lat. F II vel.1, fol. 125r–156v


Lincoln, Cath. Chap. 29, fol. 169–192v, fol. 3


Lisboa, BN Alcobaça 381 (4th work)


London, BL Royal 11.C.VII, fol. 210r–243r


Lucca, Bibl. Cap. Felin. 137


Luzern, Zentral- u. Hochschulbibl. P.msc.2, fol. 1r–32r


Lyon, Bibl. Univ. 6, fol. 177r–201v


Madrid, BN C.3


Madrid, BN Toletan. IV.20


Marburg, Universitätsbibl. C.2, fol. 71–103


Milano, Bibl. Trivulz. 388


Monte Cassino, Bibl. Abbazia 185, pp. 181–239


München, BSB Clm 3879, fol. 267–304


Ourense, Bibl. Cap. 4, fol. 148r–165v


Orléans, BM 223 (4th work)


Orléans, BM 226 (2nd work)


Padova, Bibl. Anton. N.35, fol. 259r–282r


Paris, BN lat. 3930, fol. 215v (fragment)


Paris, BN lat. 3932, fol. 203r–236r


Paris, BN lat. 3933 (2nd work)


Paris, BN lat. 11714, fol. 1ra–26vb


Paris, BN lat. 12542 (2nd work)


Paris, BN lat. 14321 (4th work)


Paris, BN lat. 15400, fol. 228ra–253rb


Paris, BN lat. 15997 (4th work)


Paris, BN nouv. acq. lat. 2192 (4th work)


Reims, BM 690, fol. 173–215


Rieti, BC O.1


Rouen, BM 706, fol. 269r–297r


Saint-Omer, BM 447, fol. 203r–202v


Salamanca, Bibl. Univ. 2475 (fragment: 4 Comp. 2.17.3)


Siena, BC J.III.16


Toulouse, BM 368, fol. 95–119


Troyes, BM 102 (4th work)


Troyes, BM 385 (2nd work)


Città del Vaticano, BAV Vat. lat. 1377, fol. 282r–317r


Città del Vaticano, BAV Vat. lat. 2509, fol. 276–310


Città del Vaticano, BAV Borgh. 264, fol. 231–267v


Città del Vaticano, BAV Chig. E.VII.207, fol. 257–272v


Wien, ÖNB 2149, fol. 1–10v


Wien, ÖNB 2183, fol. 87–106


Worcester, Cath. Libr. F.177, fol. 7–24v.


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


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


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


Text(s) – Modern Editions

No. 1

Compilatio quarta.

Modern Editions

Quinque Compilationes Antiquae, ed. E. Friedberg (Leipzig 1882) 135–150. (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, Medieval Canon Law and the Crusader (Madison WI 1969) 81–83.

S. Kuttner, ‘Johannes Teutonicus, das vierte Laterankonzil, und die Compilatio quarta’, in Miscellanea Giovanni Mercati, L. Donati, ed. (Studi e Testi 125; Città del Vaticano 1946) 608–34.

S. Kuttner, Repertorium 372–81.