[Catholic Homilies]

Creator:
Aelfric, Abbot of Eynsham
Published/Created:
England
11th century
Physical Description:
2 strips
parchment
255 x 42 mm; 258 x 43 mm.
Notes:
Discovered by Dr. James Molloy in a lumber room containing part of the old presbytery library at Winchester, the strips were once used in the binding of a copy of the sermons of St. Augustine. The strips were cut from adjacent portions of text from the inner margin of a folio in a manuscript which originally contained Aelfric's Catholic Homilies and Lives of Saints. Fragments of the same manuscript exist in the Bodleian Library, Queen's College Library, Cambridge, and the Lilly Library of Indiana University.
These two strips were once used in the binding of a copy of the sermons of St. Augustine, Bodleian Vet.E.1 b.10. The strips overlapped by about 160 mm. so that they could extend to the 360 mm. height of the Augustine manuscript.
The manuscript is from the "middle period" of Aelfric's productions of these texts, which lasted for about ten years after 992.
Abstract:
Two adjacent strips from a homily for Palm Sunday.
Variant Titles:
Catholic homilies [circa 1000-1025]
Topics:
Christian literature, English (Old)
Genre:
Manuscript waste (Binding)
Manuscripts
Format:
Text
Content Type:
Archives or Manuscripts
Rights:
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Access Restrictions:
Public
Call Number:
Osborn fa26
Orbis Record:
9411776
Orbis Barcode:
39002102425239
Yale Collection:
Beinecke Library
Digital Collection:
James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Collection
oid pointer:
1118075
Extent of digitization:
Complete work digitized.
OID:
2031849
PID:
digcoll:3451204

Number of Pages: 2
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