Script: The original text (artt. 2-5, 8, 9) is probably copied by a single hand (A) writing a small Gothica Textualis/Semitextualis Libraria. The additional texts are copied in 16th century hands: artt. 1 and 6 in Gothica Hybrida Libraria by hand B, who wrote also the majority of the marginal notes and additions; art. 7 by hand C, who used a bold Humanistica Cursiva. The additional texts are not decorated. The original parts have red headings, red paragraph marks, and red 2- or 3-line plain initials. Art. 2 opens f. 2r with a 7-line littera duplex with extensive penwork and extension in the inner margin in red and blue; art. 8 opens f. 42v with a 3-line flourished initial (Prologue) and a 4-line littera duplex with penwork, as in art. 2 (text). All initials are half inset and have guide letters in the margin. Binding: Blind-tooled white parchment over wooden boards, decorated with fillets in a frame and lozenges pattern. Spine with two raised bands. Foliation s. XVII in ink 2-109, but ff. 37-39 are missing.
Manuscript on parchment containing 1) Benedictus XII papa (1334-1342), Constitutio pro reformatione Ordinis Cisterciensis (1335), c. 1, first part. 2) Benedictus XII papa, Constitutio pro reformatione Ordinis Cisterciensis (1335), cc. 1 (second part) - 42. 3) Statutes of the General Chapter of Cîteaux of 1335. 4) Benedictus XII papa, Bulla "Regularem vitam professis", 4 July 1335. 5) Benedictus XII papa, Bulla "Pastor bonus diligens", 17 June 1335. 6) Statute of the General Chapter of 1422, c. 24. 7) Part of the statute of the General Chapter of 1422, c. 23. 8) Carta caritatis, a later version of the original constitution of the Cistercian Order. 9) Statutes of the General Chapter of 1317, incomplete at the end: cc. 1-13.
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Beinecke MS 901
General Collection, BRBL, Yale University
Cistercian Statutes. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
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Complete work digitized.
Number of Pages: 226
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