Collectio canonum Wigorniensis
|Sigla||Shelfmark||Date||Medieval Provenance||Gneuss (Ker) no.||Cross-Hamer’s sigla|
|C||Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 265, pp. 3–208||s. ximed–xi3/4, Worcester?||Worcester||73 (53)||Z|
|D||Oxford, Bodleian Library, Barlow 37 (6464), fols 1r–61v||s. xiiex/xiiiin, Worcester?||- (-)||B|
|I||London, British Library, Cotton Nero A. i, fols. 70–177||1003 × 1023, Worcester or York||341 (164)||Y|
|O||Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 190, pp. iii–xii, 1–294||s. xi1, Worcester?||Exeter, s. ximed||59 (45A)||X|
|R||Rouen, Bibliothèque Municipale, MS 1382 (U. 109), fols 173r–198v||s. xi1, England (London?)||925 (-)||R|
A transcription of Wigorniensis material from C.
A transcription of Wigorniensis material from D.
A transcription of Wigorniensis material from I.
A transcription of Wigorniensis material from O.
A transcription of Wigorniensis material from R is in the works.
Overview: The Wigorniensis exists in a recensio primitiva―designated as 'Recension A' in the 1999 edition by Cross and Hamer―as well as in several later, heavily adapted and augmented versions, all apparently prepared by Wulfstan. The recensio primitiva, which runs to just over 100 canons, is found in three Commonplace Book manuscripts, namely C, D and R, where it is surrounded much additional canonical material. The later adapted versions of the Wigorniensis are scattered throughout manuscripts C, D, I, O and R, and often take the form of sequences of canons keyed to general themes, like murder, marriage, or penance. Links to transcriptions of the recensio primitiva, along with the entire corpus of this canonical material, can be found above.
Here is a copy of a paper I delivered on the Wigorniensis at the Fourteenth International Congress of Medieval Canon Law in Toronto, on 7 August, 2012. Here is a copy of the handout that goes along with that paper.
Last updated: 09 | 08 | 2012