ISIDORUS HISPALENSIS: ETYMOLOGIARUM SIVE ORIGINUM

MS 1816
MS Short Title ISIDORUS HISPALENSIS: ETYMOLOGIARUM SIVE ORIGINUM
Text ISIDORUS HISPALENSIS: ETYMOLOGIARUM SIVE ORIGINUM, LIB. XI, II:33-37 (DE AETATIBUS HOMINUM), III:5-7 (DE PORTENSIS)
Description MS in Latin on vellum, Germany, ca. 800, 1 partial f., 10x21 cm, originally 35x25 cm, single column, (10x17 cm, originally 26x18 cm), 12 lines (originally 28 lines), in pointed Anglo-Saxon minuscule, 11th c. annotations and a cross in margins.
Context 2 ff. in Berlin: Staatsbibliothek der Stiftung preussischer Kulturbesitz, Lat. Fol. 445. MSS 1816-1832 comprises the entire palaeography collection of the palaeographer Prof. Dr. Bernhard Bischoff (1906-1993). 65 ff. and fragments spanning 800-1600, and 40 uncatalogued early printed ff. and fragments.
Provenance 1.Premonstratensian monastery of Arnstein, Limburg (-ca. 15th c.); 2. Stephan Beissel, Jesuit scholar (-1915); 3. Robert Wölfle, München (-1958); 4. Bernhard Bischoff, München (1958-1993); 5. Robert Wölfle, München (1993-1994); 6. Bernard Rosenthal, Berkeley, California. 7. De-accessioned Sotheby's 10.7.2012:27.
Commentary Written in an Anglo-Saxon scriptorium in Germany. The earliest German witness to the text. The earliest surviving witnesses from elsewhere seem to date from mid 8th c. CLA, Suppl, 1674.
Exhibited Comité International de Palaéographie Latin (CIPL) at Senate House, University of London , 3 September 2008.
Place of origin Germany
Dates ca 800 AD

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