Liber patrum; Caesarius Arelatensis, Homiliae; liturgical fragments


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Brussels, KBR, ms. 9850-52 (olim O ms. 10)

 

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Liber patrum; Caesarius Arelatensis, Homiliae; liturgical fragments

genre – text type

Patristic literature

content

(fol. 1r-v) Psalter (fragment; 93,3-14, 87,15-88,15, and 91,15-93,2); (fol. 2r) Sacramentarium Gelasianum (incipit); (fol. 2v-4r) probationes pennarum; (fol. 4v) colophon; (fol. 5r-107r) Vitae patrum  (Verba seniorum); (fol. 107v-139v) Caesarius Arelatensis, Homiliae  [i.e.: (fol. 107r-110v) Caesarius Arelatensis, Sermo, 4, (fol. 110v-114r) Eusebius Gallicanus, Homilia, 39, (fol. 114r-117r) Ps.-Eusebius Gallicanus, Sermo etrav., 6, (fol. 117r-122r) Eusebius Gallicanus, Homilia, 40, (fol. 122r-123v) Eusebius Gallicanus, Homilia, 41, (fol. 123v-126r) Eusebius Gallicanus, Homilia, 42, (fol. 126r-130v) Caesarius Arelatensis, Sermo, 233, (fol. 130v-133v) Caesarius Arelatensis, Homilia, 235, (fol. 134r-137v) Caesarius Arelatensis, Sermo, 236, (fol. 137v-139v) Caesarius Arelatensis, Sermo, 234]; (fol. 139v) Ps.-Gelasius, Decretale de recipiendis et non recipiendis libris (incipit and first line only); (fol. 140r-143v) Caesarius Arelatensis, Exhortatio ad tenendam vel custodiendam caritatem (= Caesarius Arelatensis, Sermo, 23); (fol. 144r-176v) Ps.-Theophilus, Expositio in quattuor evangelia; (fol. 177r-v) Psalter (fragment; 87,6-14, 93,15-94,11, and 86,1- 87,5)

incipit

(fol. 1r) [U]squequo peccatores d(omi)ne usquequo peccatores gloriabuntur

explicit

(fol. 177v) in l[acum fac]tus sum sicut homo sine adiu[torio]

language

Latin

origin

Northern France

date

Late 7th c.; (fol. 140r-143v) 8th c.; flyleaves (fol. 1 and 177): 9th c.

script

uncial; Merovingian script (fol. 140r-143v); Caroline minuscule (fol. 1 and 177)

decoration

decorated initials; marginal decoration

miniatures

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historiated initials

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codicological description

Parchment; (ii) + 177 (immo: 178) + (ii) f.; 27 x 19,5 cm; 1 column; collation: 1 (10) 2-3 (8) 4 (6-1) 5 (6) 6-7 (8) 8 (6) 9 (8-1) 10-11 (6) 12-13 (8) 14 (10) 15-18 (8) 19 (8+1) 20 (7) 21 (6+1) 22 (8) 23 (7)

 

provenance

Abbey of St Medardus (Soissons); abbey of St. Vedastus (Arras); Bollandists (Antwerp); Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris); Royal Library of Belgium (Brussels)

coats of arms

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binding

Modern binding (19th c.)

bibliography

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