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Volume / Number: 8 / 1194

CLA 1194
  • Freiburg Germany Stadtarchiv B I 196
  • Freiburg Germany Universitätsbibliothek 483 (7)
Script Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Written in North France and most likely in the convent of Chelles near Paris. The bifolium belonged to a collection of fragments formed by Fr K. Grieshaber.

CLA Vol. 8
TM Number TM 67335
Support Parchment
Contents Isidorus, Etymologiae (13.3–6, 18–19).
Script Commentary

Script is early Caroline minuscule of a characteristic type seen in the three volumes of Augustine at Cologne written by nuns (see CLA 8.1152; for other manuscripts in this type see CLA 6 p. xxii, and the newly discovered bifolium in Chalons-sur-Marne, Archives de la Marne 3 J 1): a has only one form; y is short and dotted. The uncial in chapter headings is a diluted example of the N type. Some tenth-century corrections, including the spiritus asper for missing h. The four bifolia containing parts of Isidore's Etymologiae (fragm. of Libb. 7, 12, 13) discovered in the bindings of Freiburg rent registers of 1608 in the Freiburg Stadtarchiv and mislaid since ca. 1925 are probably part of our manuscript, even though L. Sadée dated them 'saec. XI'. The missing leaves agree with our bifolium in size and number of lines, and the two bifolia containing Lib. 13.10–16 must be the third and fourth or central bifolia of our quire.


☛Bischoff, Katalog 1 no. 1280.

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