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Library Place Paris
Library Name BnF
Shelfmark MS Lat. 1154
Folio Range 1st C.U. (fols 1–25)
Date XI
  • Unknown

Saint-Martial de Limoges

  • Litany containing the names of more than 1000 saints, with a Breton series at fols 9r-10r (1r-21r)
  • Prayers (21r-25v).
Old Breton Materials No
Irish / Hiberno-Latin materials No
Connection with Brittany

As shown by the prominent position of Saint Martin at fol. 5v, this MS may well have been written in a monastery dedicated to this saint (perhaps somewhere in Aquitaine?); in any case, it later reached the abbey of Saint-Martial at Limoges, where the long litany contained therein was adapted to local needs. Although there is no indication to suggest that this codicological unit was written in Brittany, the long list of names of Breton saints (some quite rare) at fols 9r–10r (cf. ILLB In37, pp. 123–4) indicates that at least those contents may have been copied from a tenth-century Breton exemplar, as suggested in Duine 1922: 60. This MS is therefore a significant witness for the transmission of textual materials from Brittany to Aquitaine (especially Limoges).

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

BCGN I, 421–2; BnF Archives et Manuscrits; D'Arbois de Jubainville 1876–8; Duine 1922: 59–60; ILLB In37; L&S §977; PMSB 308 (§75).

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Author Jacopo Bisagni
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