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Volume / Number: 8 / 1183

CLA 1183
  • Düsseldorf Germany Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek B 3
Script Corbie a-b Script
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Written in the Corbie region. Later at Essen, where it belonged to the convent of canonesses (founded in 852) apparently at least as early as about 900 (cf. the letter on fol. 305v); the ex-libris saec. XVII 'Biblioth. Canon. Essendiensium' stands on fol. 1.

CLA Vol. 8
TM Number TM 67324
Support Parchment
Contents Alcuinus, Quaestiones et Responsiones in Genesin, etc.
Script Commentary

Script, by more than one scribe, is pre-Caroline minuscule of the so-called Corbie a-b type fully described in CLA 5.554 (see also CLA 6, p. xxv f., where a list of manuscripts in this type is given). Theological excerpts in ordinary ninth-century minuscule were entered on foll. 304v–305, a schoolgirl's letter to 'domina magistra Felhin' ca. saec. IX–X on fol. 305v, and a 'Benedictio cerei' saec. X on foll. 83v–84. A thirteenth-century hand added a table of contents on fol. 1.


☛Bischoff, Katalog 1 no. 1062.

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