Microfilms of the Doat Collection

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Film 1692-1708
  • Dates of Creation
      20th century (copies of 13th-14th century originals)
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      17 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Microfilms of volumes 21-37 of the Doat collection. Most of the material is in the form of transcripts of Inquisitions' records of the 13th and 14th centuries. Doat volumes 21-6, and part of 31 contain interrogations and penances from the mid-13th century: vols. 21-2, 24-5 for the diocese of Toulouse; 23, 26 and 31 for the diocese of Carcassonne. Doat volumes 27-8 contain later penances from Carcassonne. Doat volumes 29-37 contain further documents concerning Inquisition procedures, sentences, seizure of goods from heretics and related legal proceedings: volumes 36-7 relate to the diocese of Carcassone.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Doat collection in the Bibliothque Nationale, Paris, relates to a survey of the rights of the French crown in southern France, late 17th century.

Access Information

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollections).

Acquisition Information

The microfilms were bought by the Library in 1985.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.

Additional Information

The originals are located in the Bibliothque Nationale, Paris (Doat vols. 21-37).