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Volume / Number: 5 / 644b

CLA 644b
  • Paris France Bibliothèque Nationale de France Lat. 12598 (foll. 1–46, 54–109)
Script Early Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Written in the Lowlands or North-east France, to complete an earlier MS of Vitae Sanctorum (see preceding item). Was certainly at Corbie soon after it had been written, as suggested by the entries in Maurdramnus minuscule. For the later history see preceding item.

CLA Vol. 5
TM Number TM 66812
Support Parchment
Contents Vitae Sanctorum (SS Martinus, Remigius, Medardus, Vedastius, cyclus Rictiovarus, etc.).
Script Commentary

Script is a well-formed early Caroline minuscule by several hands, of the same type as MS Lat. 13396 (CLA 5.661), retaining a considerable number of ligatures: a has three forms a, open a, and half-uncial a; N occasionally, even in mid-word; e in ligature is mostly open; ti ligature for hard and soft ti sound. Script becomes more cursive here and there at line-ends. A few lines in pure Maurdramnus-type are found on fol. 22v, a page originally left blank, and in a correction over erasure on fol. 5v. Notae Tironianae on fol. 105. A few hymns and collects and a magic formula: 'Carmen ad draumculum', saec. XII, seen on fol. 61, originally left blank.


☛Completes contents of CLA 5.644a; description by M. Gaillard, in: M. Goullet (ed.), Parva pro magnis munera, Etudes de littérature tardo-antique et médiévale offertes à F. Dolbeau, Instrumenta Patristica et Mediaevalia 51, Turnhout 2009, pp. 309–402. ☛Index Tironianorum.

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