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Capitulary; Memorandum for a capitulary of Louis the Pious

Capitulary; Memorandum for a capitulary of Louis the Pious

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Date: [between 1025 and 1050]
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Script: Copied by one hand writing Carolingian script.
“Cap. XV” in art. 1 is written in Uncialis in red ink, and the opening letter V, in the same colour, is a 2-line initial. In art. 2 all the opening capitals (D, Q, S or U) are said to be likewise red, but their colour is hardly distinguishable from the colour of the text.
The fragment was perhaps the final leaf of a codex, which would explain the smudges and offsets visible on the verso.
Abstract:
Manuscript on parchment (single leaf) of 1) Last article of an unrecorded Capitulary, probably from the beginning of the reign of emperor Louis the Pious (814-840). 2) Capitula adhuc conferenda, i.e. Memorandum for a Capitulary, ca. 819 (?). This is a list of 18 questions to be discussed in view of a planned new Capitulary.
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f. 1 : parchment ; 240 x 185 mm.
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Object ID: 10958727
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