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Volume / Number: 6 / 836

CLA 836
  • Toulouse France Bibliothèque Municipale 364 (I. 63).
  • Paris France Bibliothèque Nationale de France Lat. 8901
Script Uncial
Date VII med (ante 666/667) (626 - 665)
Origin and Provenance

Written at Albi by the scribe Perpetuus at the order of Dido, bishop of Albi; the evidence comes from the lost subscription, now to be found in a tenth-century copy of our manuscript (Albi MS 2, fol. 17r), which reads 'Explicit liber canonum. Amen. Ego Perpetuus quamuis indignus presbyter iussus a domino meo Didone urbis Albigensium episcopum hunc librum canonum scripsi. Post incendium ciuitatis ipsius hic liber recuperatus fuit Deo auxiliante sub die VIII Kal. augustas anno IIII regnante domni nostri Childerici regis', i.e. 666 or 667. Corroborative evidence is furnished by the entries in Notae Tironianae at the end of each quire. The manuscript belonged to the Augustinian monastery at Toulouse where it was found in 1715. The Paris part had been stolen by Libri.

CLA Vol. 6
TM Number TM 67613
Support Parchment
Contents Collectio Canonum Albigensis.
Script Commentary

Script is uncial, apparently all in the hand of Perpetuus: the bow of uncial A often curls in; F and P are narrow; Y is V-shaped and dotted; descenders are long and pointed; ligatures Nꞅ, Uꞅ, or occur even in mid-line. Marginalia in Merovingian cursive (e.g., on foll. 1 and 4 of the Paris part); numerous marginal notes by a late tenth-century hand.


☛Index Tironianorum here and here.

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