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Manuscripts, Medieval -- England

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

Found in 74 Collections and/or Records:

Fragment of the Decalogue, possibly English or French, 14th century

 Item
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 an English processional, 15th century

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Identifier: MS 211/X
Scope and Contents Processional, almost certainly following the Use of Sarum. F. 1: last part of the [response] Tristis est anima, [versus] Ecce appropinquabit hora, followed by the response Ecce vidimus eum. F. 2: part of the verse Ostium abundavit, [response] Revelabunt celi, [versus] In die perditionis, followed...
Dates: 15th century

Fragments of the Auchinleck Manuscript containing two texts, 1330s

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Identifier: MS 218
Contents These fragments consist of four leaves of the famous Auchinleck Manuscript, held by the National Library of Scotland. This manuscript was written in the 1330s in London and contains a collection on Middle English works believed to provide unique insight into the 14th century, not least because some of the Middle English texts within it do not appear elsewhere. These fragments were separated from the main manuscript, and seem to have been used for covers for books.Two of the...
Dates: 1330s

Fragments of the Gratian Decretals, possibly English, 13th century

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Identifier: MS 211/XXXI
Scope and Contents Two leaves from a copy of the Gratian Decretals. These two leaves contain some text from this work, and many marginal notes around the text itself. The notes may be part of a 13th commentary on Gratian's Decretals. A cornerstone of medieval canon law, the Decretals are divided into three parts, the second of which is made up of 36 'causes' which are further divided into questions dealing with the ecclesiastical administration and marriage. In the 33rd cause specifically, the third question...
Dates: 13th century

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...
Dates: 13th century

Historia Scholastica by Petrus Comestor , 13h century

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Identifier: MS 18
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...
Dates: 13h century

Historiae Ecclesiasticae Tripartitae Epitome [incomplete], by Epiphanius Scholasticus, 12th century

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Identifier: MS 178
Contents MS 178 contains a copy of a 6th-century Church history by Epiphanius Scholasticus. The work takes the form of twelve books, and became the primary clerical manual for Church history in the medieval west for centuries. The 12-part book is often presented in early print publications/manuscript copies as the work of Cassiodorus. However, it was originally a work of Latin translations of the histories of Socrates, Sozomen, and Theodoret produced by Cassiodorus's friend and colleague at the...
Dates: 12th century

Institutes of Grammar, also known as Priscianus Major, by Priscian Caesariensis, 12th century

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Identifier: MS 137
Contents MS 137 is a volume on Latin grammar. It contains the first sixteen books on the topic by 6th-century author, Priscian of Caesarea. Priscian's work contains eighteen books, based on earlier works by Herodian and Apollonius. Early medieval scholars in the eighth and ninth centuries produced abridgements of Priscian's original eighteen books. Many manuscripts of these abridgments exists, and they characteristically contain only the first sixteen books of Priscian's original text. This medieval...
Dates: 12th century
f. 1r: Start of the kalendar
f. 1r: Start of the kalendar

Kalendar, 15th century

 Part
Identifier: MS 42/ff. 1r-6r
Scope and Contents The Kalendar seems to be from an entirely different book originally, and has been inserted into the first folios of this volume. This particular kalendar is one of eight identified manuscripts of a medieval kalendar of feast days linked to the diocese of Rochester and of the Augustinian order. Seven of these eight extant kalendars are from the 15th century and display marks of Flemish influence through the script, illumination, spelling and confusion of Sarum and English feasts. The marks...
Dates: 15th century

Meditationes Vitae Christi by Pseudo-Bonaventure, 15th century

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Identifier: MS 91
Contents This manuscript is an anonymous prose translation of an early 14th century devotional text, Meditationes Vitae Christi. This work was traditionally attributed to St Bonaventure, but it has since been shown to have been composed by a Franciscan friar in Tuscany in the 14th century. The original text, from which the 15th century English translation derives, was a very popular Franciscan devotional text. Hundreds of manuscript copies exist of the Latin original,...
Dates: 15th century