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Manuscript leaves from a canon law text, between 1240 and 1260.

Author/Creator:
Catholic Church.
Standardized Title:
Decretales Gregorii IX. Selections.
Publication:
between 1240 and 1260.
Format/Description:
Manuscript
1 item (2 leaves) : parchment ; 309 x 213-220 mm.
Subjects:
Canon law -- Early works to 1800.
Monastic and religious life -- Early works to 1800.
Form/Genre:
Fragments.
Commentaries.
Decretals.
Manuscripts, Latin -- 13th century.
Manuscripts, Medieval.
Language:
Latin.
Summary:
2 leaves used as pastedowns from a manuscript of a canon law text, with glosses, written in Germany in the mid-13th century. The leaves were consecutive and contain text and glosses for selected chapters from the Decretals of Gregory IX, taken from Book 3, Titles 31 (De regularibus et transeuntibus ad religionem) and 32 (De conversione coniugatorum), which present regulations about men entering religious orders. The main text is written in 2 columns of 41 lines, ruled in lead. Main text is written in a Gothic script; commentary in marginal glosses is written in a smaller Gothic script. Multiple initials, 2 to 4 lines in height, in red with blue flourishing or blue with red flourishing; 1-line initials generally alternate between blue and red.
Local notes:
Lawrence J. Schoenberg & Barbara Brizdle Manuscript Initiative.
Penn Provenance:
Used as pastedowns in a binding by 16th-century Cambridge book binder Godfrey Garrett of the Paraphrases of Erasmus.
Gift of Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle, 2010.
Cited as:
UPenn LJS 35
Contributor:
Schoenberg, Lawrence J., former owner.
OCLC:
724086182
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