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Fragment of the Decalogue, possibly English or French, 14th century

Identifier: MS 211/XXXII

Scope and Contents

A leaf from a moral treatise on the Decalogue, also known as the Ten Commandments. The Decalogue was a fundamental element for students studying the Bible in medieval universities, so there are many commentaries and texts on it. This is a leaf from one, indicated by a marginal note in the same hand as the main text, De diff. preceptorum deca-logi.


Well written, with filigree initials.


  • Creation: 14th century

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

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


1 folios

Physical Facet

Material: Vellum


31.12 cm x 19.69 cm

Lines to a page

double columns, 48 lines to a page

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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