Rufinus Aquileiensis, Historia monachorum and other (mainly) hagiographical texts


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Brussels, KBR, ms. 8216-18 (olim O ms. 5)

 

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Rufinus Aquileiensis, Historia monachorum and other (mainly) hagiographical texts

genre – text type

Hagiography; history; patristic literature

content

(flyleaf) Evangeliarium (12th c.; fragment, Mt 26); (fol. 1r-34r) Pascasius, Verba seniorum; (fol. 34r-50v) Responsa egyptiorum patrum (Latin translation by Martinus); (fol. 50v-60r) [Visio Baronti]; (fol. 60r-v) [De fratre de Scythi vadente ad messem]; (fol. 60v-62r) [De Taisi]; (fol. 62r-149r) Ps.-Hieronymus (transl.), Adhortatio sanctorum patrum perfectorum monachorum; (fol. 149v-213v) Rufinus, Historia monachorum; (fol. 213v-231v) Hieronymus, De vita et actu sancti Hilarionis; (fol. 231v-235v) Hieronymus, Vita S. Malchi captivi; (fol. 236r-243r) Hieronymus, Vita S. Pauli primi eremitae; (fol. 243v) [In natale Domini] (hymn, with neums, 13th c.); (fol. 244r-291r) Vita sancti Antonii; (fol. 291r-v) [Vita S. Frontonii]

incipit

(fol. 1r) Incipit prefatio. Domino uenerabili patre martino p(res)b(yter)o et abbati pascasius

explicit

(fol. 291v) uocauit uniuersos adire et ait eis

language

Latin

origin

Eastern Carolingian empire (in Hunia, Sankt-Florian)

date

819 (with 12th or 13th c.- additions)

script

Caroline minuscule

decoration

decorated initials

miniatures

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historiated initials

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codicological description

Parchment; (i) + i + 291 + (i) f.; 29 x 19 cm; 1 column; 1 (6+2) 2-9 (8) 10 (6) 11-13 (8) 14 (6) 15-19 (8) 20 (6+1) 21-27 (8) 28 (8-1) 29 (6) 30 (8) 31 (8-1) 32-33 (8) 34 (8-1) 35-37 (8) 38 (6)

provenance

Abbey of Münchsmünster; Johannes Ulreich; Jesuits (Ingolstadt); Bollandists (Antwerp); Royal Library of Belgium (Brussels)

coats of arms

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binding

Modern binding (19th c.)

bibliography

J. Van den Gheyn, Catalogue des manuscrits de la Bibliothèque royale de Belgique, VI, Bruxelles, 1906, p. 1-2, nr. 3595; F. Steffens, Lateinische Paläographie. 125 Tafeln in Lichtdruck mit gegenüberstehender Transkription nebst Erläuterungen und einer systematischen Darstellung der Entwicklung der lateinischen Schrift, 2. Auflage, Berlin - Leipzig, 1929, pl. 51; A. Mundó, 'L'authenticité de la Regula sancti Benedicti', in Studia Anselmiana, 42 (1957), p. 105-158 (p. 135); M.C. Diaz y Diaz, Index scriptorum Latinorum medii aevi Hispanorum, I, Salamanca, 1958, p. 8, nr. 20, and p. 11, nr. 31; F. Masai - M. Wittek, Manuscrits datés conservés en Belgique, I, 819-1400, Bruxelles - Gand, 1968, p. 17, nr. 1; B. Lambert, Bibliotheca Hieronymiana manuscripta. La tradition manuscrite des oeuvres de Saint-Jérôme, Steenbrugis, 1969-1972, II, p. 462, 483 and 500, and IIIb, p. 471; C.M. Batlle, Die 'Adhortationes sanctorum patrum' ('Verba seniorum') im lateinischen Mittelalter, Münster (Westfalen), 1971, p. 18-19; J.G. Freire,  A versaõ latina por Pascásio de Dume dos Apophthegmata patrum, Coimbra, 1971; B. Bischof, Die südostdeutschen Schreibschulen und Bibliotheken I: Die bayerischen Diözesen, Wiesbaden, 1974, p. 177-179 and 199-200; Chr.E. Ineichen-Eder, Mittelalterliche Bibliothekskataloge Deutschlands und der Schweiz, IV, 1: Bistümer Passau und Regensburg, München, 1977, p. 63-65; Th. Glorieux - de Gand - A. Kelders, Formules de copiste: les colophons des manuscrits datés, exhibition catalogue, Bruxelles, 1991, p. 54-55, nr. 1; R.G. Babcock, Reconstructing a medieval library: fragments from Lambach, New Haven, 1993, p. 102.