Boulogne-sur Mer, Bibliothèque Municipale, 189

Present Location
Shelfmark

189

Contents
Date
Medieval Provenance

General Information

Ker

7

Gnuess/Lapidge

805

Summary

Old English glosses in an eleventh-century manuscript of Prudentius's Praefatio, Cathemerinon, Peristephanon, Contra Symmachum, and Epilogus. The text is glossed in Latin at the beginning and then in Latin and Old English by at least four hands.

The manuscript, which consists of 180 folios, also contains Sibylline prophecies, an excerpt of a poem by Porphyrius Optatianus, the prefatory letter to Frithegod's Breviloqium Vitae Wilfridi, and a collection of drinking verses (DigiPal). It is thought to originate at Christ Church, Canterbury but came to be owned by the library at Saint-Bertin.

 

Digital Surrogate:

Manuscript Items

Item: fols. 4-11, 74-82, 99, 100-104, 111-22, 139-43, 190

Title: 900 Old English glosses to Prudentius

Date: s. xiin, s. xi1

Bibliography:

Meritt 1959


Object Description

Form

Codex

Support

Parchment

Foliation/Pagination

Foliated


Hand Description

Decoration Description

Red majuscule initial letters, decorated capitals


Additional Information

Surrogates

Digital surrogate available at: http://bvmm.irht.cnrs.fr/consult/consult.php?reproductionId=12030 (accessed 26 July 2018)

Facsimiles in Meritt, Herbert D., ed., The Old English Prudentius Glosses at Boulogne-Sur-Mer, Stanford Studies in Language and Literature, 16 (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1959), pp. 2, 32, 62, 88, 108


History

Provenance

Christ Church, Canterbury; later owned by Saint-Bertin

Bibliography

Alcamesi, Filippa, 'The Sibylline Acrostic in Anglo-Saxon manuscripts: the Augustinian translation and the other versions', in Foundations of Learning: The Transfer of Encyclopaedic Knowledge in the Early Middle Ages, ed. Rolf H. Bremmer and Kees Dekker, Medievalia Groningana New Series 9 (Paris: Peeters, 2007), 147-73

DigiPal: Digital Resource and Database of Paleography, Manuscript Studies and Diplomatic (London, 2011-2014; http://www.digipal.eu/digipal/manuscripts/1508/?basic_search_type=hands&terms=+&page=3&result_type=manuscripts; accessed 26 July 2018)

Meritt, Herbert D., ed., The Old English Prudentius Glosses at Boulogne-Sur-Mer, Stanford Studies in Language and Literature, 16 (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1959)