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Volume / Number: 9 / 1289a

CLA 1289a
  • Munich Germany Bayerische Staatsbibliothek CLM 14080 (foll. 1–33, 37–112)
Script Anglo-Saxon Majuscule verging on Minuscule and Pre-Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII² (751 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written manifestly at Regensburg, in the same scriptorium as CLM 14653 and 14537, to judge by palaeographical considerations. Vienna 1218 is a manuscript of the same size and continues our text. Provenance the library of St Emmeram, as is evidenced by the librarian's entries on the front cover, and by the charter pasted on the inside.

CLA Vol. 9
TM Number TM 67432
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Contents Testamentum Vetus (Vulgata, Is, Ier).
Script Commentary

Script defies definition: it is neither pure majuscule nor pure minuscule, but it is evident that the scribe meant to distinguish the script of the text with its strong admixture of majuscule elements from the script of the capitulary (foll. 50–52v) which is distinctly minuscule; Continental influence is noticeable in both types which strongly recall CLM 14653; curious is the presence of utterly untried hands writing a few lines of text which betray Insular models; a skilful pre-Caroline hand using Insular is seen on foll. 90v–91v (cf. also CLM 7678, CLA 9.1287). Some corrections by the scribes of foll. 34–36, and some by later hands. Parts of foll. 111v and 112 originally left blank, were used by the scribe of fol. 34 to copy Gregory's Homily 21 on the Gospel. Some later notes and probationes pennae. On the last page, originally left blank, is an erased name 'R . . . . . . . t comes' (Reginbert?); underneath this is the entry 'louganperht, tuto, maxo' [in Greek letters]; Tuto was bishop of Regensburg (894–930); Louganperht is known to have donated books to the monastery of St Emmeram in Tuto's time.


☛Bischoff, Südostdeutschen Schreibschulen 1 p. 184–5.

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