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Library Place Angers
Library Name BM
Shelfmark MS 817 (733)
Folio Range Whole MS (137 fols)
Date X in.
  • Angers (probably)
  • Saint-Serge of Angers (?)

Saint-Serge of Angers

  • Gregory the Great, Dialogi, book II (1-46)
  • Adrevald of Fleury, Translatio sancti Benedicti (46-69v)
  • Adrevald of Fleury, Miracula Benedicti (69v-135)
  • Historical excerpt (by Adrevald of Fleury?) concerning Brittany and Nantes, with dating clause for AD 843 (135r-136r)
  • Annalistic entry about the capture of Nantes on the part of the Northmen in AD 843, with title Item in aliis annalibus de captivitate Nanneticae civitatis repertum est ita (136v).
Old Breton Materials No
Irish / Hiberno-Latin materials No
Connection with Brittany

There is no indication to suggest that this MS was written in Brittany. In all likelihood, Deuffic (PMSB 29) included it in his list on account of the important historical excerpts at fols 135r–136v, concerning military events in eastern Brittany and Nantes in AD 843. Indeed, even if this MS was not written in Brittany, these texts are of great interest for early medieval Breton history. Vezin (1974: 93) pointed out that the script of this MS closely resembles that of Angers, BM, 175 (167), written at the abbey of Saint-Serge in Angers; it is therefore probable that Angers 817 was likewise written there.

Number(s) in Bischoff's Katalog n/a
Essential bibliography

CCfr; CGM 31: 459–60; PMSB 293 (§8); Vezin 1974: 93; Vidier 1965: 141, 144.

URLs for digital facsimile
Last Updated 2021-06-08 08:39:32
Author Jacopo Bisagni
DHBM Identifier #10
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