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Historia scholastica, etc.

Historia scholastica, etc.

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Creator: Petrus, Comestor, 12th cent, creator
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Date: between 1250 and 1300
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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).
Physical Description:
ff. i + 56 + i : parchment ; 165 x 115 mm.
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Curatorial Area: Beinecke Library
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Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library.
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Object ID: 9998858
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