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Volume / Number: 6 / 758

CLA 758
  • Douai France Bibliothèque Municipale 12
Script Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Written at St Amand, in the school that produced part of Paris Lat. 2296 (CLA 5.544). Provenance the Abbey of Marchiennes near Douai, where it was once numbered G. 479 and also, according to the Catalogue, D. 27. A note concerning the manuscript, dated 1737, in the hand of Carolus Godin, librarian of the Abbey of Marchiennes, stands on the first fly-leaf.

CLA Vol. 6
TM Number TM 66928
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Contents Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Capitulare Evangeliorum, Vulgata, Mt, Mc).
Script Commentary

Script is Caroline minuscule of a distinct type, in vogue at St Amand and Salzburg under Archbishop Arno, abbot of St Amand (783–821): a is the rule, open a the exception; noteworthy are the high oblique c and the v-shaped u in the ending -orum; the general impression is one of slimness and angularity; a distinctive half-uncial is used for the first line of new sections and prefaces (foll. 1, 78, 78v). In the Passion according to Matthew (foll. 72v ff.) the superposed letters e, s, t are used to indicate the changes in intonation. An inventory of a sacristy was added by an eleventh-century hand on the originally blank fol. 36.


☛P. McGurk, Sacris Erudiri 14 (1963), p. 164–181. ☛Bischoff, Katalog 1 no. 1030. ☛McGurk, Gospel books no. 53. ☛Bischoff, Südostdeutschen Schreibschulen 2 p. 102 no. 42.

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