Edition

Bolded items have been more carefully edited and supplied with an apparatus fontium. Otherwise, please regard these files as lightly revised and re-punctuated transcripts from Vat. lat. 630.

As to the sources of individual pieces:

Pseudo-Isidore’s own inventions are marked with an (F). A parenthetical (H) marks those items that come from the interpolated Hispana, Pseudo-Isidore’s most important formal source. A (D) indicates those items from the Collectio Dionysio-Hadriana.

Substantive Pseudo-Isidorian interpolations to Hispana items are underlined.

First Folios

The fly leaves of Vat. lat. 630, and the first folio recto, carry texts that are not part of the False Decretals.

Prefaces 

The False Decretals open with a mix of forged Pseudo-Isidorian prefatory epistles and prefatory items drawn from the Collectio Hispana and the Collectio Dionysio-Hadriana. The fifth and sixth items in the list below, that is to say the preface and the capitulatio from the Hispana, are unique to the A/B recension and were apparently included in error (see Hinschius, Decretales Pseudo-Isidorianae [Leipzig, 1863], lxiii). In their place the A1 recension provides a capitulatio tailored for Part 1 and Part 2 of the False Decretals.

Part I: Sixty Decretal Forgeries from Clement I through Melchiades

Part II: Conciliar Material from the Hispana Gallica Corbeiensis

  • De primitiva ecclesia et synodo Nicena (F)
  • Constitutum Constantini (?)
  • First Nicaea Preface (H)
  • Second Nicaea Preface (Q)
  • Council of Nicaea (H)
  • Council of Ancyra (H)
  • Council of Neocaesarea (H)
  • Council of Gangra (H)
  • Council of Sardica (H)
  • Council of Antioch (H)
  • Council of Laodicea (H)
  • Council of Constantinople (H)
  • Council of Ephesus (H)
  • Council of Chalcedon (H)
  • First Council of Carthage (H)
  • Second Council of Carthage (H)
  • Third Council of Carthage (H)
  • Fourth Council of Carthage (H)
  • Fifth Council of Carthage (H)
  • Sixth Council of Carthage (H)
  • Seventh Council of Carthage (H)
  • Council of Mileve (H)
  • First Council of Arles (H)
  • Second Council of Arles (H)
  • Third Council of Arles (H)
  • Council of Valence (H)
  • Council of Turin (H)
  • Council of Riez (H)
  • Council of Orange (H)
  • Council of Vaison (H)
  • Council of Agde (H)
  • Council of Orléans (H)
  • Council of Elvira (H)
  • Council of Tarragon (H)
  • Council of Girona (H)
  • Council of Zaragoza (H)
  • Council of Lérida (H)
  • Council of Valencia (H)
  • First Council of Toledo (H)
  • Second Council of Toledo (H)
  • Third Council of Toledo (H)
  • Fourth Council of Toledo (H)
  • Preface to First Council of Braga (H)
  • Fourth Council of Toledo (H)
  • Fifth Council of Toledo (H)
  • Sixth Council of Toledo (H)
  • Seventh Council of Toledo (H)
  • Eighth Council of Toledo (H)
  • Ninth Council of Toledo (H)
  • Tenth Council of Toledo (H)
  • Eleventh Council of Toledo (H)
  • Twelfth Council of Toledo (H)
  • Thirteenth Council of Toledo (H)
  • First Council of Braga (H)
  • Second Council of Braga (H)
  • Capitula of Martin of Braga (H)
  • Third Council of Braga (H)
  • First Council of Seville (H)
  • Second Council of Seville (H)

Part III: Further Forgeries Interwoven with Genuine Decretals from the Hispana Gallica Corbeiensis:

  • Sylvester, Excerpta quaedam ex synodalibus gestis (F)
  • Athanasius and the Egyptian Episcopate to Pope Mark (F)
  • J3 †413, Mark to Athanasius and the Egyptian Episcopate (F)
  • Roman Synod under Julius I (F)
  • J3 †442, Julius I to the Eastern Episcopate (F)
  • The Eastern Episcopate to Julius I (F)
  • J3 †443, Julius I to the Eastern Episcopate (F)
  • Athanasius and the Egyptian Episcopate to Liberius (F)
  • J3 †506, Liberius to Athanasius and the Egyptian Episcopate (F)
  • Athanasius and the Egyptian Episcopate to Felix II (F)
  • J3 †505, Felix II to Athanasius and the Egyptian Episcopate (F)
  • J3 †507, Felix II to the Clergy and the Whole Church (F)
  • J3 †513, Liberius to All Bishops (F)
  • JK 235, Damasus I to Paulinus of Antioch, First Piece (H)
  • Damasus Capitulatio (F)
  • J3 557, Damasus I, Second Piece (H)
  • Archbishop Stephen to Pope Damasus I (F)
  • J3 †573, Damasus I to Archbishop Stephen (F)
  • J3 557, Damasus I, Third Piece (H, enriched with Cass.)
  • J3 †571, Damasus I to All Orthodox Bishops (F)
  • J3 557, Damasus I, Fourth Piece (H)
  • J3 541, Damasus I to the Illyrian Episcopate (Cass.)
  • J3 †568, Damasus I to the Italian Episcopate (F)
  • J3 605, Siricius to Himerius of Tarragona (H)
  • J3 613, Siricius to Various Bishops against Jovinian (H)
  • J3 619, Siricius to Diverse Orthodox Bishops (H)
  • J3 †651, Anastasius I to the German, Burgundian Episcopate (F)
  • J3 †649, Anastasius I to Bishop Nerianus (F)
  • J3 701, Innocent I to Bishop Decentius of Gubbio (H)
  • J3 665, Innocent I to Bishop Victricius of Rouen (H)
  • J3 675, Innocent I to Bishop Exuperius of Toulouse (H)
  • J3 722, Innocent I to Bishop Felix of Nocera (H)
  • J3 713, Innocent I to bishops Maximus and Severus in Brutti (H)
  • J3 723, Innocent I to Apulian bishops (H)
  • J3 693, Innocent I to the Macedonian Episcopate (H)
  • J3 714, Innocent I to Bishop Florentius of Tivoli (H)
  • J3 712, Innocent I to Probus (H)
  • J3 680, Innocent I to Aurelius and Augustine of Hippo (H)
  • J3 689, Innocent I to Aurelius of Carthage (H)
  • J3 703, Innocent I to Aurelius of Carthage (H)
  • J3 690, Innocent I to Juliana (H)
  • J3 699, Innocent I to the priest Boniface (H)
  • J3 696, Innocent I to Bishop Alexander of Antioch (H)
  • J3 698, Innocent I to Bishop Maximian (H)
  • J3 695, Innocent I to Alexander of Antioch (H)
  • J3 700, Innocent I to Alexander of Antioch (H)
  • J3 697, Innocent I to Bishop Atticus (Acacius) of Veria (H)
  • J3 715, Innocent I to Bishop Laurentius of Siena (H)
  • J3 685, Innocent I to Bishop Martianus of Nissa (H)
  • J3 691, Innocent I to Bishops in Macedonia (H)
  • J3 674, Innocent I to the Synod of Toulouse (Toledo) (H)
  • Council of Carthage to Innocent I (Q)
  • J3 708, Innocent I to the Council of Carthage (Q), fragmentary
  • J3 745, Zosimus to Esitius (Hesychius) of Salona (H)
  • J3 750, Zosimus to the Priests and Deacons of Ravenna (H)
  • J3 787, Boniface I to the Emperor Honorius (H)
  • The Emperor Honorius to Boniface I (H)
  • J3 783, Boniface I to the Gallican Episcopate (H)
  • J3 790, Boniface I to Hilarius of Narbonne (H)
  • J3 845, Celestine I to the Gallican Episcopate (H)
  • J3 821, Celestine I to the bishops of Vienne and Narbonne (H)
  • J3 823, Celestine I to the Apulian and Calabrian Episcopate (H)
  • J3 †878, Sixtus III to All Eastern Bishops (F)
  • J3 708, Innocent I to the the Council of Carthage (Q)
  • Council of Mileve to Innocent I (Q)
  • J3 709, Innocent I to the Council of Mileve (Q)
  • Five African Bishops to Innocent I (Q)
  • J3 710, Innocent I to the Five African Bishops (Q)
  • J3 711, Innocent I to Aurelius of Carthage (Q)
  • J3 926, Leo I to the Abbot Eutyches (H)
  • J3 929, Leo I to Bishop Flavianus of Constantinople (H)
  • Flavianus to Leo I (H)
  • J3 934, Leo I to Flavianus (H)
  • Bishop Peter of Ravenna to Eutyches (H)
  • J3 938, Leo I to the Synod of Ephesus (H)
  • J3 954, Leo I to the Emperor Theodosius (H)
  • J3 955, Leo I to the Empress Pulcheria (H)
  • J3 968, Leo I to Pulcheria (H)
  • J3 969, Leo I to the Priests Martian (Martin) and Faustus (H)
  • J3 974, Leo I to Theodosius (H)
  • J3 975, Leo I to Pulcheria (H)
  • J3 976, Leo I to Martin and Faustus (H)
  • J3 984, Leo I to Pulcheria (H)
  • J3 985, Leo I to Bishop Anatolius of Constantinople (H)
  • J3 987, Leo I to the Emperor Marcian (H)
  • J3 989, Leo I to the Emperor Marcian (H)
  • J3 991, Leo I to Anatolius of Constantinople (H)
  • J3 997, Leo I to the Emperor Marcian (H)
  • J3 1000, Leo I to the Council of Chalcedon (H)
  • J3 1013, Leo I to Marcian (H)
  • J3 1015, Leo I to Anatolius of Constantinople (H)
  • J3 1025, Leo I to the Emperor Marcian (H)
  • J3 1044, Leo I to the Emperor Marcian (H)
  • J3 1046, Leo I to the Emperor Marcian (H)
  • J3 1092, Leo I to the Emperor Leo (H)
  • J3 919, Leo I to Bishop Turibius of Asturia (H)
  • J3 908, Leo I to the Italian Episcopate (H)
  • J3 922, Leo I to the Sicilian Episcopate (H)
  • J3 903, Leo I to the Campanian, Pisan and Tuscan Bishops (H)
  • J3 924, Leo I to Bishop Januarius of Aquileia (H)
  • J3 1098, Leo I to Bishop Rusticus of Narbonne (H)
  • J3 918, Leo I to Bishop Anastasius of Thessaloniki (H)
  • J3 1086, Leo I to Bishop Nicetas of Aquileia (H)
  • J3 916, Leo I to the African Episcopate (H)
  • J3 1017, Leo I to Bishop Theodore of Fréjus (H)
  • J3 1094, Leo I to Bishop Leo of Ravenna (H)
  • J3 912, Leo I to Bishop Dioscorus of Alexandria (H)
  • J3 1095, Leo I to the Bishops of Campania and Picenum (H)
  • J3 1138, Roman Synod under Hilarius (H)
  • J3 1139, Hilarius to Ascanius and all the Bishops of Tarragon (H)
  • J3 1140, Hilarius to Ascanius (H)
  • J3 1193, Simplicius to Zeno of Seville (H)
  • Acacius of Constantinople to Simplicius (H)
  • J3 1230, Felix III to Bishops of Sicily (H)
  • J3 1214, Felix III to Acacius of Constantinople (H)
  • J3 1243, Felix III to Zeno of Seville (H)
  • J3 ?1359, Gelasius I, Decretum Gelasianum (H)
  • J3 1270, Gelasius I to Bishops of Lucania, Bruttium and Sicily (H)
  • J3 1271, Gelasius I to the Bishops of Sicily (H)
  • J3 1256, Gelasius I to the Legate Faustus (Q)
  • J3 1277, Gelasius I to the Emperor Anastasius (Q)
  • J3 1278, Gelasius I to the Bishops of Dardania (Q)
  • J3 1311, Gelasius I to the Eastern Bishops (Q)
  • J3 1403, Anastasius II to the Emperor Anastasius (H)
  • J3 1460, Symmachus to Caesarius of Arles (H)
  • J3 1417, Roman Synod under Symmachus (DH)
  • J3 1436, Roman Synod under Symmachus (DH)
  • J3 1438, Synodus Palmaris Restoring Symmachus (DH)
  • J3 1652, Hormisda to Emperor Justin (H)
  • Emperor Justin to Hormisda (H)
  • John of Constantinople to Hormisda (H)
  • J3 1600, Hormisda to John of Constantinople (H)
  • J3 1529, Hormisda to the Bishop John (H)
  • J3 1530, Hormisda to Spanish Bishops (H)
  • J3 1531, Hormisda to Spanish Bishops (H)
  • J3 1656, Hormisda to Epiphanius of Constantinople (H)
  • J3 1659, Hormisda to Sallustius of Seville (H)
  • J3 1660, Hormisda to the Bishops of Baetica (H)
  • J3 †1690, John I to the Archbishop Zachary (F)
  • J3 †1689, John I to the Bishops of Italy (F)
  • J3 †1709, Felix IV to All Bishops (F)
  • J3 †1708, Felix IV to Sabina (F)
  • J3 †1732, Boniface II to Bishop Eulalius (F)
  • J3 †1744, John II to Bishop Valerius (F)
  • J3 †1774, Agapitus to Bishop Antemius of Constantinople (F)
  • Bishop Amator to Silverius (F)
  • J3 †1787, Silverius to Amator (F)
  • J3 †1801, Vigilius to Euterus (H/F)
  • J3 †1979, Pelagius I to Bishop Vigilius (F)
  • J3 †2022, John III to the Bishops of Germany and Gaul (F)
  • J3 †2032, Benedict I to Bishop David (F)
  • J3 †2056, Pelagius II to the Synod of Constantinople (F)
  • J3 †2043, Pelagius II to Archbishop Benignus (F)
  • J3 †2044, Pelagius II to All Bishops (F)
  • J3 2125, Gregory I to Leander of Seville (H)
  • J3 2430, Gregory I to Leander of Seville (H)
  • J3 2876, Gregory I to King Reccared of the Visigoths (H)
  • J3 2781, Gregory I to Secundinus
  • J3 2947, Gregory I to Theoctista
  • J3 2970, Gregory I to Augustine
  • Roman Synod under Gregory I
  • Roman Synod under Gregory II (D-H)
  • Libellus pro synodo of Ennodius, as a Synod (E)
  • Fifth Symmachian Synod (F)
  • Sixth Symmachian Synod (F)
  • J3 †1452, Symmachus to Laurence of Milan (E)
  • J3 †1419, Symmachus to Liberius (E)

Appendices and Concluding Items:

  • Capitula Angilramni
  • Excerpt, Historia Tripartita, 5.17
  • Chalcedon Extracts
  • Excerpts from the Third Council of Constantinople
  • Excerpts from Historia Tripartita, 12.8-11
  • Excerpt from JK †1049, Pelagius II to Benignus