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Illuminated manuscripts

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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...