Cartulaire de l'abbaye de Cisteaux [manuscript].

Abbaye de Cîteaux.
[France, between 1900 and 1950?]
5 volumes (172, 171, 172, 172, 178 leaves) : paper ; 235 x 155 (155 x 90) mm. bound to 245 x 160 mm.
Burgundy (France) -- Church history.
Cîteaux (Côte-d'Or, France)
Côte-d'Or (France) -- Church history -- Sources.
Béla III, King of Hungary, d. 1196.
Innocent II, Pope, d. 1143.
Richard I, King of England, 1157-1199.
Robert, of Molesme, Saint, ca. 1027-1110.
Urban II, Pope, ca. 1042-1099.
Vergy family.
Monasticism and religious orders -- History -- Middle Ages, 600-1500.
Manuscripts, Latin -- 20th century.
Manuscripts, European.
Latin, with some French.
A 20th-century manuscript copy of a collection of charters and documents pertaining to the history of the Cîteaux Abbey, organized in chronological order in 5 volumes, covering the years 1098-1267, although the spines of the volumes only denote a range of 1098-1250. The original sources are older printed texts and manuscripts of the cartularies, some of which can be found in the archives of Côte-d'Or. Other documents were copied from related historical texts regarding Cîteaux or the Cistercians, such as the Exordium Cistercii (example on v. 1, f. 20v). The documents primarily discuss the beginnings of the Abbey and history through the year 1267. Volume 1 contains a heading for an introduction (f. 6r), but there are 6 blank leaves instead. Volume 5 has a heading for an index (f. 833r) but lacks the actual index. The history begins with letters to and from Saint Robert of Molesme (referred to as Robertus Molismensis) concerning founding of the Cistercian order (f. 14r-14v), and continues through to documents discussing Guillaume de Champlitte, the viscount of Dijon, and donations made by him in the mid-to-late 13th century (f. 831r). Includes correspondence from papal legates for Pope Urban II (example on f. 16r), especially one called Hugo. Contains other papal documents and bulls throughout, including those from Pope Innocent II (f. 58r-59v), as well as some royal decrees and correspondence, such as that from Richard I of England (f. 183r) and Béla III of Hungary (f. 199r). Also contains correspondence from the clergy of a number of nearby cathedrals and monasteries, such as Autun (f. 29r), and much correspondence to and from the Dukes of Burgundy during that time period (example from Eudes, or Odo, III in 1197 on f. 241r). Many throughout also involve the Vergy family. Other documents discuss donations and reclamations. Most chapter headings and analysis are in French, in red ink. The majority of the documents only fill 1 or 2 leaves and are almost wholly in Latin. The number and folio location of the original charters are noted at the end of each copy. Title pages are written in red and blue ink. Each volume contains an attached ribbon bookmark. Most of the documents in volume 1 and the beginning of volume 2 can be found printed in Chartes et documents concernant l'Abbaye de Cîteaux, 1098-1182, (Rome: Editiones Cistercienses, 1961) by J. Marilier. An acquisitions note associates Jacques Laurent (1876-1955), the assistant curator of the library of Dijon and researcher of cartularies in the Côte-d'Or region of France, with this manuscript.
Volume 1: 1098-1174.
Volume 2: 1174-1206.
Volume 3: 1206-1221.
Volume 4: 1221-1230.
Volume 5: 1232-1267.
Ms. codex.
Title from spines.
Foliation: Volume 1; Paper, 172 leaves; [1-171, i]. Volume 2; Paper, 171 leaves; [i, 172-340, i]. Volume 3; Paper, 172 leaves; [i, 341-510, i]. Volume 4; Paper, 172 leaves; [i, 511-680, i]. Volume 5; Paper, 178 leaves; [i, 681-833] + 25 blank. Modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto.
Layout: Frame-ruled with horizontal and vertical bounding lines.
Script: Written in a modern cursive script.
Decoration: Contains printed coat of arms of the Cistercian order, surrounded by papal hats and tassels, colored in by hand with red, purple, blue and yellow ink (v. 1, f. 4r).
Binding: Half-calf with marbled boards and gilt edging on the spines.
Origin: Written in France(?), in the early-to-mid 20th century.
Penn Provenance:
Sold by Picard [A. Picard, Paris?], 1962.
Cited as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 1543
Laurent, Jacques, 1876-1955.
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