Historia scholastica, etc.

Creator:
Petrus, Comestor, 12th cent, creator
Published/Created:
Northern Italy
between 1250 and 1300
Physical Description:
ff. i + 56 + i : parchment ; 165 x 115 mm.
Notes:
Manuscript on parchment of 1) Petrus Comestor (d. ca. 1179-1189), Historia scholastica, Genesis. 2) Petrus Comestor, Historia scholastica, Exodus. 3) Petrus Comestor, Historia scholastica, Leviticus, chapters 1-15. 4) Raymundus de Pennaforti, Summa de casibus poenitentiae. 5) Pseudo-Augustine, De vita christiana (also attributed to Pelagius, d. ca. 423-429). 6) Augustine (doubtful authorship), Sermo 351, De paenitentia agenda. 7) Anonymous Italian Franciscan, Visiones. These seventeen visions are said to have been written in 1243, before the 1st Council of Lyons which took place in 1245 and during which Emperor Frederic II was deposed. 8) An additional vision by Peter of Treviso O.F.M., which he had in Bolzano (?) in 1245, at the time of the Council of Lyons mentioned in art. 7. The final rubric seems to indicate that the author of art. 7 was friar Stephen of Fiorentino. 9) Well-known poem on the Twelve Apocalyptic Stones (cf. Rev. 21:19-20), often ascribed to Marbod of Rennes (d. 1123). Probably written by one hand in extremely small Southern Gothica Semitextualis Libraria under some Cursiva influence. The script of art. 9 is larger.
On the front fly-leaf r a table of contents written in pencil by the owner S. Harrison Thomson. Purchased in 1972 from Thomson on the Edwin J. Beinecke Fund.
The ink on the first pages has flaked, making them very difficult to decipher.
Red headings, red heightening of majuscules and red plain initials, mostly 2-3 lines; the red initials were to alternate with blue ones but the latter have not been executed. Many initials are anyhow missing. Guide-letters are seen close to the fold or to the edge of the pages. The running titles were also planned to be executed in alternately red and blue majuscules, but the blue letters are missing; there are no running titles after f. 20 (quire II).
Binding: Modern limp vellum.
Cataloged from microfilm by Albert Derolez.
Cite as: Petrus Comestor, Historia Scholastica. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Abstract:
Manuscript on parchment of 1) Petrus Comestor (d. ca. 1179-1189), Historia scholastica, Genesis. 2) Petrus Comestor, Historia scholastica, Exodus. 3) Petrus Comestor, Historia scholastica, Leviticus, chapters 1-15. 4) Raymundus de Pennaforti, Summa de casibus poenitentiae. 5) Pseudo-Augustine, De vita christiana (also attributed to Pelagius, d. ca. 423-429). 6) Augustine (doubtful authorship), Sermo 351, De paenitentia agenda. 7) Anonymous Italian Franciscan, Visiones. These seventeen visions are said to have been written in 1243, before the 1st Council of Lyons which took place in 1245 and during which Emperor Frederick II was deposed. 8) An additional vision by Peter of Treviso O.F.M., which he had in Bolzano (?) in 1245, at the time of the Council of Lyons mentioned in art. 7. The final rubric seems to indicate that the author of art. 7 was friar Stephen of Fiorentino. 9) Well-known poem on the Twelve Apocalyptic Stones (cf. Rev. 21:19-20), often ascribed to Marbod of Rennes (d. 1123).
Topics:
Christian literature, Latin (Medieval and modern)
Manuscripts, Medieval -- Connecticut -- New Haven
Religious poetry, Latin
Sermons, Latin
Topics:
Comestor, Petrus, 12th cent
Language:
Latin
Genre:
Manuscripts, Medieval
Format:
Mixed Material
Content Type:
Archives or Manuscripts
Rights:
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Access Restrictions:
Public
Call Number:
Beinecke MS 520
Orbis Record:
9651408
Orbis Barcode:
39002091598327
Yale Collection:
Beinecke Library
Digital Collection:
General Collection, BRBL, Yale University
oid pointer:
1003059
Citation:
Petrus Comestor, Historia Scholastica. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Extent of digitization:
Partial work digitized.
OID:
9998858
PID:
digcoll:3684581

Number of Pages: 1
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