Hagiographical texts


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Brussels, KBR, ms. 8550-51 (olim 47)

 

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Hagiographical texts

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Hagiography

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(fol. 1r-11r) Vita S. Sigiranni abbatis atque levite; (fol. 11r-17v) Vita vel passio S. Austremonii episcopi et martyris; (fol. 17v-24r) Miracula S. Martialis; (fol. 24r-26r) Passio SS. Marcellini et Petri exorcistae; (fol. 27r-56v) Vita S. Iuliani et Basilissae; (fol. 57r-78r) Passio S. Anastasiae; (fol. 78r-91r) Vita sanctissimi Carileffi presbyteri et confessoris; (fol. 91r-98v) Vita S. Launomari confessoris atque abbatis; (fol. 98v-102v) Passio SS. Marii et Marthe, Audifax et Abbachuc; (fol. 102v-109v) Vita sanctissimi Romani confessoris Castroblavie; (fol. 109v-111r) Passio S. Gordiani; (fol. 111v-115v) Passio SS. Johannis et Pauli; (fol. 116r-118v) Homelia in natale martyrum Machabaeorum; (fol. 119r-120v) [Formula fidei]; (fol. 121r-126v) Passio SS. VII dormientium; (fol. 126v-127r) Praefatio de assumptione Mariae (with musical notation); (fol. 127r) Praefatio in transitu beati Martini (with musical notation); (fol. 127r-v) Responsorium (inc.: Ecce dominus venit et omnes sancti eius cum eo); (fol. 128r-133v) Lectiones in nativitate beatae Mariae; (fol. 133v, 135r-136r) Sermo de S. Luca evangelista; (fol. 134r) Hymnus de S. Andrea; (fol. 136r-v) Hymnus de S. Agatha; (fol. 136r) Praefatio de S. Luca evangelista; (fol. 136r-137v) sermon (inc.: Fuit in diebus herodis regis iudeae); (fol. 137v-138r) exemplum (inc.: Erat quidam in cenobio iam senex); (fol. 138r) Palladius, Vitae Aegyptiorum patrum, prologus; (fol. 138r-151v) Vita S. Abrahae reclusi; (fol. 151v-154v) Vita S. Rigomeri presbyteri et S. Tenestinae virginis; (fol. 154v) verses on the same; (fol. 155r-v) Pythagoras, Epistula ad Telancium; (fol. 155v-170v) Vita S. Paulae; (last flyleaf) index (17th c., written by D. Papebrochius)

incipit

(fol. 1r) Incipit prefatio in vita s(an)c(t)i Sigiranni levite. benignus etenim ac misericors dominus...

explicit

(fol. 170v) et concupiscencia eius; secundum si scrip[tum i]nfirm[u...]

language

Latin

origin

Carolingian empire

date

9th-10th c.

script

Caroline minuscule

decoration

decorated initials

miniatures

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historiated initials

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codicological description

Parchment; (i) + 170 [immo: 153] + i + (i) f.; 21 x 14,5 cm; 1 column; collation: 1 (10-1) 2 (8) 3 (8+1) 4-5 (8) 6-7 (10) 8 (8) 9 (10+3) 10 (10+1) 11 (2) 12 (7) 13 (8) 14 (8+1) 15-18 (8)

provenance

Bollandists (Antwerp); Royal Library of Belgium (Brussels)

coats of arms

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binding

Modern binding (19th c.)

bibliography

'Vita sancti Sigiranni primi abbatis Longoretensis in dioecesi Bituricensi seculo VII', in Analecta Bollandiana, 3 (1884), p. 378-407; Catalogus codicum hagiographicorum Bibliothecae regiae Bruxellensis, I, II, Bruxellis, 1889, p. 216-218; J. Van den Gheyn, Catalogue des manuscrits de la Bibliothèque royale de Belgique, V, Bruxelles, 1905, p. 178-180, nr. 3203; B. Lambert, Bibliotheca Hieronymiana manuscripta. La tradition manuscrite des oeuvres de Saint-Jérôme, Steenbrugis, 1969-1972, I, p. 150; J. Noret, 'La Passion des SS. Chrysanthe et Darie fut-elle écrite en grec ou en latin?', in Analecta Bollandiana, 90 (1972), p. 109-117