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Illuminated manuscripts

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Found in 97 Collections and/or Records:

MS 11: New Testament and Wisdom Books [Bible. New Testament. Latin. Vulgate], 14th century

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Identifier: MS 11
Scope and Contents The manuscript contains the text of the New Testament according to the Vulgate. The four canonical Gospels, the Acts of the Apostles and the Book of Revelation are preceded by prologues. The prologues of the Gospels belong to the monarchian tradition, so called because it relates to the monarchian doctrine, which saw God as one person. They accompany several extant copies of the Vulgate, although their text is not derived from...
Dates: 14th century

MS 12: Four Gospels [Bible. Gospels], 11th century

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Identifier: MS 12
Contents The manuscript contains the text of the four Gospels according to the Vulgate.Prologues: start on f. 1v. They consists of three prologues: the first is the letter Saint Jerome wrote to Pope Damasus and which acts as prologue to all four Gospels, starting with the words Novum opus facere me cogis (ff. 1v-4r); the second prologue, taken from Saint Jerome's 'Commentary to the Gospel of Saint Matthew', begins with the words ...
Dates: 11th century

MS 14: Saint John's Gospel (glossed) [Bible. John. Latin. Vulgate], late 12th century

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Identifier: MS 14
Contents The manuscript contains the gospel of Saint John according to the text of the Vulgate and a set of glosses [i.e. annotations and comments] to the whole text. These include both marginal and interlinear glosses. The text is not complete, but ends at John 19:, verse 36.The gospel is preceded by the monarchian prologue, so called because it relates to the monarchian doctrine, which saw God as one person. It accompanies several extant copies of the Vulgate, although its text is not derived...
Dates: late 12th century

MS 15: Epistles of Saint Paul (glossed) [Bible. Epistles of Paul. Latin.], late 12th century

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Identifier: MS 15
Content It contains the text of the letters of Saint Paul. There is no prologue and the text immediately begins with the first letter. The text is accompanied by a set of glosses [i.e. annotations and comments] to the whole text. These include both marginal and interlinear glosses. Marginal glosses can be found also on the superior and inferior margins.The majority of the letters are preceded by an argumentum, a short text which records Paul's reason for writing...
Dates: late 12th century

MS 17: Historia Scholastica by Petrus Comestor , 13th century

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Identifier: MS 17
Scope and Contents The manuscript contains the Historia Scholastica, an abridged version of the Bible written around 1170 by Petrus Comestor for the students of the cathedral school of Paris. The text consists in the retelling of stories (hence the name historia) taken from the Bible and in their explanation. It became an essential part of the curriculum of the theological school and greatly influenced popular Bibles produced in the 13th and 14th...
Dates: 13th century

MS 19: Bible Historiale by Guyart des Moulins, 1314-1315

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Identifier: MS 19
Contents This manuscript is the earliest dated copy of the Bible Historiale of Guyart Desmoulins. It is a French translation of the Historia Scholastica of Petrus Comestor (which was originally in Latin), combined with the first full translation of the vulgate Bible into French. Guyart Desmoulins originally translated this in circa 1295. Because the Bible Historiale is in the vernacular, it made both the...
Dates: 1314-1315

MS 23: Composite manuscript including two texts, 15th century

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Identifier: MS 23
Contents The manuscript is a 15th-century composite containing works relating to virgin saints. It is German or Dutch. The works contained within it are detailed separately below.ff.1r-40v: Revelatio Nova Itineris et Passionis Undecim Milium Virginum Martyrum (The Passion of the Eleven Thousand Virgins). This text is related to Saint Ursula.ff.40v-72v: Vita et Legenda Beate Katherine Virginis (The Life and Legend of Saint...
Dates: 15th century

MS 26: Breviary, c 1300

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Identifier: MS 26
Scope and Contents The Breviary is a liturgical book which gathers all the texts needed on any given day of the year to recite the Divine Office. It is mainly meant for members of the clergy (for example, bishops, priests and deacons) and contains detailed instructions for prayer at each of the canonical hours of the day. It is divided into distinct parts: a Kalendar, which lists all the most important feasts of the year and can be often tailored to fit a specific diocese or...
Dates: c 1300

MS 27: Composite manuscript including two texts, early 14th century; early 15th century

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Identifier: MS 27
Contents Contains two texts bound together, in five different hands.The manuscript is a Sarum Breviary with a full Sarum Litany, and a Kalendar. This is in four different hands.Additionally, ff.ir-iiv and ff.231v-232v feature a Chronicle of Scottish History.The texts are described separately, under MS 27/ff. ir-iiv, 231v-232v and MS 27/ff. 1r-482v. Writing The script is good and uniform. The chronicle section, on...
Dates: early 14th century; early 15th century

MS 28: Breviary (Easter to Advent), c 1500

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Identifier: MS 28
Contents The manuscript is a Breviary dating from c 1500. Breviaries contain the official set of prayers that mark days in the Catholic calendar. This particular manuscript is Flemish in style and illumination and the Kalendar and Litany are also Flemish and Augustinian. It seems to be connected to an Augustinian foundation in the Netherlands, almost certainly to a church of Saint Paul, at Zonia or Zon.The Kalendar starts on f.2r.In the Kalendar, names connected with the...
Dates: c 1500