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Volume / Number: 8 / 1142

CLA 1142
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  • Kassel Germany Landesbibliothek MS Theol. Octavo 5
Script Pre-Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII (701 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written in some poor scriptorium presumably in the North of France. The abbreviation nsrm suggests a Spanish ancestor. The manuscript was in Anglo-Saxon hands already in the eighth century, as corrections show. Belonged to Fulda probably at latest by the tenth century, to judge by a probatio pennae on fol. 82. Came to Kassel in or after 1632.

CLA Vol. 8
TM Number TM 67281
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Contents Testamentum Novum (Vulgata, Apc); Caesarius Arelatensis, Homiliae in Apocalypsim.
Script Commentary

Script is a crude, uncalligraphic French pre-Caroline minuscule with several cursive features and a distinct bias to the left: the shafts of b and l, also here and there that of h, lean to the left and are wavy; b often has a tag as in a-b script; c is tall; the lower curves of c and e (in the et-ligature) begin with a distinct horn; suprascript s-shaped u occurs; numerous ligatures; ti ligature mostly for hard ti. Corrections in late eighth-century Anglo-Saxon minuscule, in part already diluted (e.g. fol. 26), with omission indicated by ð in the text and h before the marginal insertion (foll. 7v and 9). The name 'bliidthruut' in Anglo-Saxon majuscule saec. VIII is seen on fol. 2, originally left blank. Some Old High German glosses are scratched in.

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