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Manuscripts, Medieval -- Italy

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Medieval Manuscripts created in Italy.

Found in 59 Collections and/or Records:

Antiphoner (Roman Use), 15th-16th century

Identifier: MS 24
Contents The manuscript is an antiphoner, a liturgical book intended for use in the liturgical choir. It is written in Latin, dates from the 15th-16th century, and is of Italian origin. The use is that of Rome.Starting on f.1v, the manuscript mostly consists of noted Anthems and Psalms for the year, beginning in Advent (Roman Use)Hymns start on f.204v. They include First Saturday in Advent at Vespers; Vigil of the Nativity at Vespers,...
Dates: 15th-16th century

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
ff. 162v-163r
ff. 162v-163r

Biblia sacra [Bible. Latin. Vulgate], 13th century

Identifier: MS 6
Scope and Contents The manuscript contains the complete text of the Vulgate with the exclusion ofe Psalms. It also contains the Interpretationes nominum hebraicorum ('Explanations of the Hebrew names'), a list (mostly in alphabetical order) of Hebrew names found in the Bible, attributed to Stephen Langton (died 1228); each name is accompanied by a short explanation in Latin.The Prayer of Salomon is...
Dates: 13th century

Book of Hours (Use of Rome) , c 1503

Identifier: MS 38
Scope and Contents Book of Hours in Latin from the 16th century, of Italian provenance. The Use is that of Rome. It was probably copied in Bologna and the Kalendar also seems to support this origin (see local saints reported).The scribe has written the Greek word telos ('end') at the end of the Hours of the Virgin (f. 119v), Penitential Psalms (f. 122v) and Office of the...
Dates: c 1503

Collectarium (Cistercian), 14th century

Identifier: MS 29
Contents The manuscript is a 14th century Collectarium. The collectarium is a book that contains Collects, which are short general prayers of a particular structure used in Christian liturgy. This version originated in Italy; a Perugian provenance is clearly indicated, with Sienese connections. It is also specifically Cistercian.The Kalendar starts on f.1r.In the Kalendar, the distinctively Cistercian marks are: 10 January: Viliemi [i.e.Guillelmi] (Bishop)...
Dates: 14th century

Collection of letters and sermons by Augustine of Hippo, Bernard of Clairvaux, Jerome, Ambrose, and others, 15th century

Identifier: MS 102
Contents This manuscript contains a collection of 71 letters and sermons by Augustine of Hippo, Bernard of Clairvaux, Jerome, Ambrose, and others. The letters treat different ethical and theological topics. The collection seems to have circulated under the name of Epistolae Agustini (Epistles of Augustine) in the Late Middle Ages. However, the authorship of some of Augustine’s letters has been questioned. In this edition, the three...
Dates: 15th century

Commento al 'Trionfo della Fama' di Petrarca by Jacopo Bracciolini, 15th century

Identifier: MS 203
Contents The manuscript contains the text of a commentary to Petrarch's Triumph of Fame written by Jacopo Bracciolini and published for the first time in 1475. The Triumphs (Trionfi in Italian) are a series of allegorical poems written in vernacular Italian by the poet Francesco Petrarca (1304 - 1374). They take their title from the Roman tradition of the triumph, the spectacular procession in which the...
Dates: 15th century

Compilatio librorum historialium ab Adam usque ad Christum by Johannes de Utino, 1358

Identifier: MS 189
Contents Johannes de Utino, a Franciscan friar from Mortegliano (near Udine) in the first half of the fourteenth century, composed a diagrammatic chronicle of universal history from Adam to Christ, a compilation of Biblical and post-biblical history. MS 189 Johannes's work chronicle in roll form, over 5 metres in length, and arranged around a central genealogical diagrammatical 'tree' running down the centre of the length of the roll. The first half of the roll covers Biblical history, while the...
Dates: 1358

Composite manuscript containing five texts , 13th-14th century

Identifier: MS 155
Contents This manuscript was created in the 13th or 14th century and the hand seems to be Italian. It features a collection of legal texts, focussed on Roman law. They could all be connected to the Corpus Juris Civilis, a legal text compiled by Justinian, traditionally known as Justinian the Great, who the Eastern Roman emperor from 527 to 565. It seems that the texts in this manuscript have been lifted from another manuscript, as some of them start and end...
Dates: 13th-14th century

Composite manuscript containing four comedies by Terence, late 14th century (with 15th century gloss)

Identifier: MS 196
Contents MS 196 contains four comedies (all incomplete) by the Roman playwright, Terence. His comedies were first performed in the mid-second century BC. They were very popular in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and survive in hundreds of medieval manuscripts. The four plays contained in MS 196 (Andria, Eunuchus, Heauton Timorumenos and Adelphi) are described separately under these titles. ...
Dates: late 14th century (with 15th century gloss)