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Historia scholastica : manuscript fragment.

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Author/Creator:
Petrus, Comestor, active 12th century
Language:
Latin. In Latin.
Earliest possible date:
1175
Latest possible date:
1199
Imprint:
[Northern France, end of 12th century]
Format:
  • Manuscript/Archive
  • 2 conjugate leaves (a total of 8 columns of 56-60 lines each): vellum; 24 cm.
Note:
Highly abbreviated early Gothic minuscule.
Access:
Open for research; material must be requested at least 24 hours in advance of intended use.
Citation:
Reported to: Bibliothèque Nationale pre-1600 manuscript census.
Summary:
These two leaves form part of the New Testament portion of the HISTORIA.
Note:
Petrus Comestor (known as "Peter the eater" because of his large appetite for knowledge) was a native of Troyes, born circa 1100-1110. A synthesizer, his work diffused rapidly throughout Europe and remained a dominant standard text in the curricula of the rapidly growing universities of Europe.
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