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Manuscripts, Medieval -- France

Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Medieval Manuscripts created in France.

Found in 44 Collections and/or Records:

Anticlaudianus by Alanus de Insulis, 13th century

Identifier: MS 20/ff. 100r-121r
Contents The Anticlaudianus is a poem which illustrates nature's failure in creating the perfect man. Its author is Alanus de Insulis (also known as Alain de Lille, c. 1128 - 1202/03), French theologian and poet. He spent several years teaching in Paris; he was a very prolific author and famous for his wide knowledge.The text in this manuscript is preceded by the inscription Anticlaudianus Alani de Antiruffino in adifferent hand....
Dates: 13th century

Architrenius by John of Hauville, 13th century

Identifier: MS 20/ff. 78r-99v
Contents The Architrenius is a Latin allegorical poem in hexameters, dedicated to Walter of Coutances, Archbishop of Rouen, in 1184. Little is know about its author, Johannes de Hauvilla: he was probably originary from the village of Hauville, near Rouen; at the time of the dedication of Architrenius, he was presumably alread a teacher of the cathedral school of Rouen.The poem is divided in nine books. It narrates the allegorical...
Dates: 13th century

Fragment of a missal, possibly French, 14th century

Identifier: MS 211/XIV
Scope and Contents A cropped leaf of a Missal, probably Cluniac. It contains the Proper for the following saints: Eucherius (16 Nov.), Anianus and Gregory (17 Nov.), Odo, Abbot of Cluny (19 Nov.), Edmund K.M. (20 Nov)., Columbanus (21 Nov.), Cecilia (22 Nov.). The inclusion of St Edmund suggests an origin of East Anglia, but the hand seems to be French. There are coloured initials, in red and blue, and some rubrication. The leaf is quite damaged in places, especially along the inner edge (orientated from f. 1r),...
Dates: 14th century

Fragment of an Anglo-Norman poem, 14th century (mid/late?)

Identifier: MS 211/XXXV
Scope and Contents This leaf is a fragment from the 13th-century Anglo-Norman poem, La Lumiere as Lais, by Peter of Peckham. The fragment is chapter 7-11 of the seventh distinction of Book II of the poem, which deals with the subject of sin. It is possibly from France or England.

Writing Resembles the hand in another fragment of the same poem, in the Bodleian Library.
Dates: 14th century (mid/late?)

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.

Writing Well written, with filigree initials.
Dates: 14th century

Fragments of a book of hours, possibly French, late 15th century

Identifier: MS 211/XVI
Scope and Contents Possibly the final leaves from a French Book of Hours, this fragment contains the hymn Gaude pia magdalena (f. 1r) . The Collect is on f. 1v: Largire nobis clementissime pater for S. Mary Magdalene. The Anthem, Supernus hospes intravit follows this, and then [Verse] O beata Martha. Oremus is before the Collect, but the leaf ends here and the prayer is missing. On...
Dates: late 15th century

Fragments of a French Bible, 9th century (825-850)

Identifier: MS 211/I
Scope and Contents Bible. F. 1: end of Wisdom 19:15-20, Prologue to Ecclesiasticus (begins: Multorum nobis et magnorum per legem; ends: qui secundum legem Domini proposuerunt vitam agere), Capitula of Ecclesiasticus (chapter headings). F. 2: Ecclesiasticus 7:36-10:28 (begins: et benedictio tua gratia datus in conspectu omnibus inventi; ends: servo sensato liberi serviunt et vir). ...
Dates: 9th century (825-850)

Fragments of a French Bible, late 13th century

Identifier: MS 211/III
Scope and Contents Bible. F. 1: end of Genesis 50:24-25 (begins: ossa mea de loco sito; ends: in loculo in egypto), rubric (Explicit liber geneseos Incipit liber exodos), beginning of Exodus 1:1-5:18 (begins: Heac sunt nomina filiorum Israhel; ends: palee non dabuntur vobis et reddetis con). F. 2: Exodus 39-40 (begins: de...
Dates: late 13th century

Fragments of an abridged breviary, possibly French, 14th century (?)

Identifier: MS 211/XV
Scope and Contents An abridged Breviary (known as a 'Portiforium), with remarkably short Lessons. It contains the Sanctorale from S. Thomas (21 Dec.) to S. Agnes (21 Jan.), and from S. Scholastica (10 Feb.) to Lady Day (25 March). The Proper for the following saints is included: Silvester, Felix, Marcellus, Prisca, Fabian, Sebastian, Anthony (added in margin later), Scholastica, Valentine, Chair of S. Peter, Matthias, Perpetua and Felicitas, and Gregory.
Dates: 14th century (?)

Fragments of the Prose Chronicle by Guillaume le Breton, late 14th century (c 1380)

Identifier: MS 211/XXXVII
Scope and Contents These are two leaves from a vernacular French version of the Prose Chronicle, by Guillaume le Breton. The vernacular translation of this chronicle seems to have been unknown until C. Borland's work on this fragment in the early 20th century. Folio 1 starts with 'Puiz vous fis de Garenne Conte' and ends with 'Qui lavoit demande en part'; folio 2 starts with 'Freres le roi qui at eu', and ends with 'Et s'en revint ainsinc delivres'
Dates: late 14th century (c 1380)