Richerus Remensis, Vie de saint Remi


shelfmark

Brussel, KBR, ms. 5365 (olim 25 bis; 9 L 13)

 

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Richerus Remensis, Vie de saint Remi

genre – text type

hagiography

content

Richerus Remensis [Richier], Vie de saint Remi

incipit

(fol. 1r) Ci commence la uie monseigneur sai(n)t remi. La clartes q(ue) France enlumine ...

explicit

(fol. 181r) ... Car semence faut en sa terre. Ci fine (et) ci renco(m)mence Sil est q(ui) li taille semence. Explicit.

language

French

origin

France

date

14th c. (middle)

scribe

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script

littera gothica textualis

decoration

decorated initials; marginal decoration; miniatures

miniatures

(fol. 1r) S. Remigius, archbishop of Reims, (fol. 13v) Appearance of an angel to s. Montan, (fol. 16r) S. Montan and s. Célinie, (fol. 19v) S. Montan healed by s. Célinie and s. Remigius, (fol. 22r) S. Remigius elected archbishop of Reims, (fol. 27r) Women exorcised by s. Remigius, (fol. 29r) S. Remigius eating with the birds, (fol. 32r) Miracle of the barrel, (fol. 36v) Devils chased away by s. Remigius, (fol. 40r) Resurrection of a death man trough s. Remigius, (fol. 54v) Women exorcised by s. Remigius, (fol. 61r) S. Remigius receives the phial with the oil of baptism, (fol. 63r) Clovis, king of the Franks, converted by s. Remigius, (fol. 82v) Baptism of Clovis, (fol. 86v) Breaking down of the watermill, (fol. 89r) S. Remigius curses the city of Chavignon, (fol. 90v) Euvelains giving alms, (fol. 92v) Devil blinding the woodcutter who misbehaved towards s. Remigius, (fol. 94r) S. Remigius hands the barrel of wine over to Clovis, king of the Franks,(fol. 96r) Alaric II, king of the Visigoths, defeated by Clovis, king of the Franks, (fol. 103r) Guinebaut appointed bishop by s. Remigius, (fol. 111v) Death of Clovis,king of the Franks,(fol. 114r) Trough s. Remigius, an Arian bishop regains the power of speech, (fol. 116v) S. Remigius putting the geese in a cage, (fol. 118r) S. Remigius raises the goose from the dead, (fol. 120) S. Remgius curses those who burned the corn, (fol. 125r) S. Paul and s. Peter helping s. Remigius, (fol. 128v) Death of s. Remigius, (fol. 133r) Funeral of s. Remigius, (fol. 135r) Miracle of the shrine of s. Remigius, (fol. 137r) S. Remigius gives a poor man his field back, (fol. 139v) Translation by angels of the shrine of s. Remigius, (fol. 155r) King Pepin chased away from Coucy by s. Remigius, (fol. 141r) S. Remigius frees the city from the grass snakes, (fol. 146r) Man stealing the wood of s. Remigius and punished by him, (fol. 147v) S. Remigius fastens a criminal at the door of his chapel, (fol. 149v) Berte, wife of Ricuin, chased away by s. Remigius, (fol. 152r) S. Remigius punishes Blégies, who attacked his sergeant, (fol. 155r) Angels burying the corpse of s. Remigius, (fol. 156v) S. Remigius cures a toothache, (fol. 158r) Bishop Modran, (fol. 162r) S. Remigius appearing to Raduin de Monbardon, (fol. 165r) S. Remigius and the bishop of Mainz, (fol. 167v) Raimbaut punished by s. Remi, (fol. 168r) Charlemagne, emperor, and his vision of Paradise and Hell, (fol. 179v) Punishment of the wine thief

 

historiated initials

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codicological description

parchment; (I) + III + 181 + II + (I) ff.; ca. 21,5 x 14,5 cm; 1 column

provenance

Charles V (dauphin of France); Library of the Louvre (Paris); Philip the Good (duke of Burgundy); Burgundian Library; Burgundian Library (Brussels); Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België – Bibliothèque royale de Belgique (Brussels)

coats of arms

France (kingdom): fol. 1r; France and Dauphiné (dauphin of France): fol. 1r

binding

ancient

bibliography

W. N. Bolderston (ed.), La vie de saint Remi. Poème du XIIIe siècle par Richier publié pour la première fois d'après deux manuscrits de la Bibliothèque Royale de Bruxelles. London, 1912; L. Delisle, Recherches sur la librairie de Charles V, I. Paris, 1907, p. 308-309; G. Dogaer & M. Debae, La librairie de Philippe le Bon. Exposition organisée à l'occasion du 500e anniversaire de la mort du duc [=] De librije van Filips de Goede. Tentoonstelling georganiseerd bij de 500ste verjaardag van de dood van de hertog [exhibition catalogue]. Bruxelles/Brussel, 1967, nr. 69; C. Gaspar & F. Lyna, Les principaux manuscrits à peintures de la Bibliothèque royale de Belgique, I. Bruxelles, 1984, nr. 123; La Librairie de Charles V [exhibition catalogue]. Paris, 1968, p. 110, nr. 191; P. Meyer, 'Notice de deux manuscrits de la vie de saint Remi en vers français ayant appartenu à Charles V', in Notices et extraits des manuscrits de la Bibliothèque Nationale et autres bibliothèques, XXXV/1. Paris, 1895, p. 117-130; J. Van den Gheyn, Catalogue des manuscrits de la Bibliothèque royale de Belgique, V. Bruxelles, 1905, p. 333-334, nr. 3348.