Historia scholastica : manuscript fragment
- Petrus, Comestor, active 12th century
- Latin. In Latin.
- [Northern France, end of 12th century]
- Physical description
- 2 conjugate leaves (a total of 8 columns of 56-60 lines each): vellum; 24 cm.
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- In-library use M1682
- These two leaves form part of the New Testament portion of the HISTORIA.
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- Highly abbreviated early Gothic minuscule.
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- Reported to: Bibliothèque Nationale pre-1600 manuscript census.
- 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.