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De Spirituali Amicitia [incomplete] by Aelred of Rievaulx

Identifier: MS 89/f. 89r


This section of the manuscript contains an extract of De Spirituali Amicitia (On Spiritual Friendship), a treatise that refers to Cicero’s De Amicitia and proposes that Christ is the ultimate source of spiritual friendship. It was written by Aelred of Rievaulx (1110-1167), an English Cistercian monk, abbot of Rievaulx, and prolific writer.


Text: starts on f. 89r with the following words: Quoniam res humane ut ait Tullius. And ends imperfectly on f. 89r with the following words: ut quoniam solitaria [. . .].


  • Creation: 12th-14th century


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The collection is open to all. The manuscripts can be consulted in the Centre for Research Collections, Edinburgh University Main Library.


1 folios

Foliation and number of lines to a page

f. 1, 24 lines to a page.

Repository Details

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