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Volume / Number: 8 / 1197

CLA 1197
  • Fulda Germany Landesbibliothek Bonifatianus 2
Script Luxeuil Minuscule
Date VIII¹ (701 - 750)
Origin and Provenance

Written at Luxeuil or in a centre under its immediate influence. Ragyndrudis, at whose order apparently it was written, is probably to be identified with 'Raegenthryth filia Athuolfi’ mentioned in a letter of Archbishop Lull of Mainz (753–86) as a rich patroness of churches, but it is doubtful whether Athuolf should be regarded as the Aodulf named as possessor of our manuscript (cf. fol. 2v). According to tradition, this is the book with which Boniface tried to save himself when he was murdered; at least it shows two violent incisions in the upper and lower margins.

CLA Vol. 8
TM Number TM 67338
Support Parchment
Contents Leo Magnus, Epistulae (Ad Flavianum, Ad Theodorum); Cerealis De Castello, Contra Maximum Arrianum; Agnellus Ravennatis, Epistula de Ratione Fidei ad Arminium; Faustus Rhegiensis; Augustinus, De Fide; Gelasius, Decretum; Ambrosius, De Bono Mortis; Isidorus, Synonyma (Introd.).
Name Ragyndrudis Codex.
Script Commentary

Script is Luxeuil minuscule of the more advanced type, not unlike that of Munich CLM 29338(1 (CLA 9.1328); for details on this type see CLA 5.579; also CLA 6 p. xvi–xvii where other examples are enumerated. Some corrections in Anglo-Saxon minuscule saec. VIII. Numerous Anglo-Saxon vernacular glosses are scratched in. The entry 'Aodulf annuente dno adquisiui' in Anglo-Saxon uncial and minuscule saec. VIII is seen on fol. 2v . The important subscription 'in honore dni nostri ihu xpi ego ragyndrudis ordinaui librum istum' stands on fol. 143v in French uncial saec. VIII¹.


☛Tewes, Luxeuil No. 3, dates to 720–30. ☛Ganz, Luxeuil: 1 scribe.

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