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Volume / Number: 8 / 1182

CLA 1182
  • Düsseldorf Germany Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek A 14
Script Pre-Caroline Minuscule and Early Minuscule
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Written in France, most likely in the Laon region, to judge from one of the hands. Belonged to the Essen convent of canonesses apparently by the tenth century, to judge from the names on foll. 2 and 144v.

CLA Vol. 8
TM Number TM 67323
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Contents Testamentum Novum, Epistulae Pauli et Epistulae Catholicae (Vulgata, Rm, 1 Cor, 2 Cor, Gal, Eph, Phil, Col, 1 Th, 2 Th, 1 Tim, 2 Tim, Tit, Phlm, Hbr, Iac, 1 Pt, 2 Pt, 1 Io, 2 Io, 3 Io, Iud).
Script Commentary

Script is mainly by two hands, one writing early Caroline minuscule, the other (foll. 67–74, 75–119) a peculiar pre-Caroline minuscule in transition from the Laon a-z type: echoes of that type are ligatures like ard, erp, ge, gen, gu, ter; ti ligature is used for hard and soft ti. Anglo-Saxon minuscule is seen in a single line on foll. 4v and 5v. Probationes pennae saec. X with women’s names of Old-Saxon origin on foll. 2 and 144v. Pen-and-ink drawings of Titus and St Paul, apparently saec. X, on foll. 119v and 120. A thirteenth-century librarian’s hand is seen on fol. 2.


☛Bischoff, Katalog 1 no. 1060. ☛Bergmann Verzeichnis der Glossenhandschriften 103.

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