Script: Copied by one hand in Gothica Cursiva Libraria/Currens. Watermark: Crowned Lily, var. Briquet 7252 (mostly 1468-1477). Written in campo aperto in one column, 20-23 lines. Headings and stroking of majuscules in red. Binding: Nineteenth century. Blue mottled paper over cardboard.
Manuscript on paper containing 1) Instructions for a nun, addressed as "ma devote fille", by a priest, containing extensive Latin quotations, followed by their French translations, from the Bible, St. Augustine, St. Bernard, Cesarius of Arles, St. Gregory the Great, Isidore of Seville, St. Jerome, St. John Chrysostom, Macrobius, Origen, Richard of St. Victor ("ung docteur nommé Richart"), Seneca, Thomas Aquinas. 2) The Passion according to the Gospel of St. John, as read in the office of Good Friday (Jn. 18:1-40; 19:1-42), to be read when a nun is dying, in French translation.
Instructions for a nun and the Passion according to St. John
Didactic literature, French Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library Women--Religious life
French, Middle (ca.1400-1600)
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Instructions for a nun and the Passion according to St. John. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
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Complete work digitized.
Number of Pages: 58
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