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Collections from the decrees of the popes and councils, Written late in the 12th century in England

MS. Barlow 37

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Collections from the decrees of the popes and councils, and the works of the fathers (including Bernard of Clairvaux, Anselm, Hugh of st. Victor, and Lanfranc), entitled 'Incipiunt excerptiones de libris canonicis', beg. 'Nulli sacerdotum suos liceat canones ignorare', imperfect at end, with long marginal glosses. The work is divided into sections, of which the following are the more important:
  1. 'Incipiunt excerptiones quedam de capitulis Theodulfi Aurelianensis episcopi' (fol. 27)
  2. 'Liber penitentialis incipit de grauissimo homicidio', beg. 'Quicunque homicidii' (fol. 47)
  3. 'Incipit de diversis sententiis', beg. 'In baptismo datur spiritus' (fol. 124)
Fol. iii is a leaf from a rather later theological treatise, containing a section beg. '[Q]uamvis eorum quibus exponere conpellebar'.


  • Written late in the 12th century in England


157 Leaves

Language of Materials



MS. Barlow 37

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. II, no. 6464

Custodial History

'Liber Tho: Barlow è coll. Reg. Oxon. xiii cal. Jul: MDCLXVIII' is written beneath 'Brian Stapleton his book' (fol. iii).

Physical Facet

On parchment, binding, stamped brown leather, blind-tooled


9 1/2 × 6 2/5 in.

Repository Details

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