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Library Place Paris
Library Name BnF
Shelfmark MS Lat. 9439
Folio Range Whole MS (211 fols)
Date XI ex. / XII in.
  • Brittany
  • Rennes

Saint-Gatien (Tours)

  • Calendar (1r-6v)
  • Ordo missae (7r)
  • Missal (with Breton neumes) (7v-211v).
Old Breton Materials No
Irish / Hiberno-Latin materials No
Connection with Brittany

This MS is also known as 'Missal of Saint-Melaine of Rennes.' It is indeed most likely that it was written at the abbey of Saint-Melaine at Rennes around AD 1100, as is indicated by the strong focus on Saint Melanius in the calendar that opens the MS (cf. Duine 1902, also for the other Breton saints mentioned in this calendar). The MS presents interesting iconography at fols 7v (Christ in glory and agnus Dei) and 8r (Crucifixion scene).

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

BnF Archives et Manuscrits; CMD III, 728; Deuffic 2011: 67–8; Duine 1902; Duine 1922: 70–1, 240–2; Fleuriot 1983: 105; Huglo 1963: 61–2, 66; ILLB R189.

URLs for digital facsimile
Last Updated 2021-06-07 14:47:14
Author Jacopo Bisagni
DHBM Identifier #143
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