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Illuminated manuscripts

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Found in 97 Collections and/or Records:

MS 120: Composite manuscript containing three texts, 15th century

Identifier: MS 120
Contents This manuscript is a composite manuscript containing three main texts and some miscellaneous notes. It was made in Italy in the 15th century, probably at or for the Aragonese Library in Naples. It is a collection of texts about Greek and Roman history and learning.The contents are as follows:Flyleaves: Some notes, poems, etcetera, in Latin and Greek (italic hand) on two vellum fly-leavesff. 1v-2r: Two miniatures (see “Illumination”)f. 2v: Note that seems to be a list of...
Dates: 15th century

MS 123: Composite manuscript containing four texts, 12th-13th century

Identifier: MS 123
Contents This major text contained in this manuscript is Isidore of Seville’s Etymologiae, one of the most important texts of the Middle Ages, which was probably originally written around the start of the 7th century. It is accompanied by other related works in this manuscript, which dates from the 12th or 13th century and was probably made in Lucelle, France. The contents are as follows:ff. 1r-144v: Etymologiae by Isidore of...
Dates: 12th-13th century

MS 124: Composite manuscript containing three texts, 1459

Identifier: MS 124
Contents This manuscript was created in 1459 by a German scribe, Marquard Rode, in Paris. It contains versions of philosophical texts complied by Antonius Andreas and based on the work of Duns Scotus. Antonius Andreas, or Antonio Andrés, was born around 1280 and died around 1320; he was a Spanish Franciscan theologian, and a pupil of Duns Scotus. Duns Scotus, or John Duns, was an important philosopher-theologian, originally from Scotland. The last section seems to be a later addition.The contents...
Dates: 1459

MS 129: Astronomical treatise known as Theorica Planetarum by an unknown author, 15th century

Identifier: MS 129
Contents This 15th century manuscript is a copy of an astronomical text known as the Theorica Planetarum, which was incredibly popular in the medieval period, and survives in over 200 manuscript copies. There has been much debate on the authorship of this text, and it has been attributed to Robert Grosseteste, and also Gerard of Cremona. However, it seems most likely that this text, of which MS 128 is a copy, is the work of an anonymous teacher of astronomy from about...
Dates: 15th century

MS 133: Decas Loyca by Leonino of Padua, late 14th century

Identifier: MS 133
Contents MS 133 is intriguing, as it seems to be the unique surviving manuscript of Leonini of Padua's Decas Loyca, although it is still only a part of the full text. Augustinian friar Leonino of Padua is first mentioned in 1332, holding a post at an annual meeting of the Augustinian Order in Venice. By 1360 he had become a Doctor of Theology as was teaching in Padua. His Decas Loyca was written probably in the late 1350s, in which he...
Dates: late 14th century

MS 134: Composite manuscript including two texts, 14th century

Identifier: MS 134
Contents Contains two texts, both in the same hand. The Tractatus de logica by Al-Ghāzāli is found on ff. 1-34. A book by 'Isaac de Diffinitionibus' is included on ff. 34v-36. The texts are described separately, under MS 134/ff. 1-34; and MS 134/ff. 34v-36. Writing Well written, small Italian Gothic hand. Illumination Blue and red filigree initials on burnished gold grounds with some...
Dates: 14th century

MS 142: Decretales Gregorii IX, with gloss by Bernard of Parma, 13th-14th century

Identifier: MS 142
Contents MS 142 is a copy of the very famous and influential 13th-century work of canon law, the Decretales Gregorii IX (Decretals of Pope Gregory IX) ordered by Pope Gregory IX, and put together by his chaplain and confessor, Raymond of Peñafort. As a very important text on Church law, the 'Decretales Gregorii IX' was the subject of many commentaries and glosses by later Church scholars. One such work on the 'Decretales' was completed by Bernard of Parma], and it is the...
Dates: 13th-14th century

MS 151: Composite manuscript containing nine texts, 14th century

Identifier: MS 151
Contents Contains nine texts bound together, in different hands.Of note, the endpaper at the beginning of the manuscript is an interesting fragment from an Antiphoner of the 9th or 10th century. The other endpaper is a textual fragment too, although from later that the 9th/10th centuries.ff. 1r-8v: Bull of Pope Honorius III to Saint Francis and the brothers of the Orderff. 9r-13r: Bull of Pope Gregory IXff. 14r-50r: Bull of Pope Nicholas III from 1279, 'Exiit qui seminat'ff....
Dates: 14th century

MS 152: Composite manuscript containing the Rule of Saint Benedict and various other texts, 1560

Identifier: MS 152
Scope and Contents A composite manuscript connected with the Benedictine Monastery of San Lorenzo, in the Castello neighbourhood of Venice. The first text was commissioned by the Abbess Cipriana Michiel. The texts are preceded by a table of contents which appears to be an addition and which includes detailed heading for the first four texts (all written by the same hand). The table of contents starts on f. iiir. It is introduced by the rubric Al nome del nostro Signore Jesu Chisto....
Dates: 1560

MS 160: Les Ordonnances de la Toison d'Or, late 15th century

Identifier: MS 160
Contents This manuscript contains the ordinances of the Order of the Golden Fleece, a Roman Catholic order of chivalry founded in Bruges by Philip the Good in 1430. The Order still exists in Spain and Austria. This is a late medieval copy in French of the document that determined the practices and rules of this royal Order.ContentsTable of contents I: the title on f. 1r reads: Sensuit la table de ce present livre des ordonnances...
Dates: late 15th century