Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 442: Canon Law Collection
De Fide Christiana
193 Height (mm) and 104 Width (mm)
[ca. 1000 - 1199]
At top of f. 1 in red chalk: por. See MS 308. II, MS 323.
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Canon Law Collection
This manuscript contains a miscellaneous canon law collection, made circa 1100 or in the early twelfth century on the Continent, probably at Arras, Thérouanne, or somewhere in the region of North France. It contains 650 canons of a miscellaneous variety, perhaps derived from a 'long version' of pseudo-Isidore's Decretals. Its small size suggests that it might have been someone's personal working collection. It seems to end incomplete as it stands, suggesting that there were originally more than ten quires in the manuscript. Parker, or one of his circle, wrote "por" on the first page, perhaps a clue to its provenance; James noted that this mark is also found in CCCC MS 323 and the second volume of CCCC MS 308, but neither of these has recorded provenance before Parker.