Statutes

Creator:
Cistercians
Published/Created:
France,
[ca. 1200]
Physical Description:
ff. i + 127 + i : parchment ; 295 x 202 (222 x 137) mm.
Notes:
Script: Written by one scribe in large, even bookhand. Additions by various hands, 13th-17th centuries; some lost due to trimming.
Four large initials, ff. 1v, 38r, 86r, and 93r (12-, 29-, 8-, and 9-line), light brown with crude running pattern of clover-leaf-like forms in brown ink, filled with brown, green and red spiral foliage with flowers and dragon-head terminals, on blue and red grounds decorated with triplets of white dots. One elaborate, but crude, calligraphic initial, f. 118v, 9-line, divided red and green, accompanied by red and green foliate motifs, framed in green. Numerous initials throughout, 7- to 2-line, red or blue, and occasionally green, with blue, red or green foliate penwork, some extensive. 1-line initials, red or blue, alternating. Rubrics throughout, some in text, others in margins. Wavy red line-fillers.
Binding: Nineteenth century. Brown calf, blind- and gold-tooled, with mottled, mauve paper sides. On spine: "Constitutions du monastre de Fontaine-Jehan".
Probably produced at the abbey of Fontaine-Jean in Northern France, to which it belonged in the late 16th century. The Cistercian abbey of Fontaine-Jean, near Montargis, between Sens and Orleans, was a daughter house of Pontigny founded in 1124.
Collection of Sir Thomas Phillipps (no. 3744). Sold to H. P. Kraus; purchased from Kraus in 1969 by Edwin J. Beinecke, who presented it to the Beinecke Library.
Abstract:
Manuscript on parchment of 1) Statuta capituli generalis, with the years 1158 and 1180-1190 mentioned in red. 2) Liber usuum. 3) Super instituta generalis capituli apud Cistercium. 4) Liber usuum conuersorum. 5) Carta caritatis.
Topics:
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval
Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library
Monasticism and religious orders
Topics:
Cistercians
Language:
Latin
Genre:
Annotations
Decorated initials
Manuscripts
Marginalia
Rubrics
Format:
Text
Content Type:
Archives or Manuscripts
Rights:
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Access Restrictions:
Public
Call Number:
Beinecke MS 349
Orbis Record:
9784214
Orbis Barcode:
39002091597063
Yale Collection:
Beinecke Library
Digital Collection:
General Collection, BRBL, Yale University
oid pointer:
11677072
Citation:
Shailor, B. Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS 349.
Cistercian Order, Statutes. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Extent of digitization:
Complete work digitized.
OID:
10269806
PID:
digcoll:3759052

Number of Pages: 266
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