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Library Place Paris
Library Name BnF
Shelfmark MS Lat. 13957
Folio Range 2nd C.U. (fols 9-46)
Date IX ex.
  • Brittany (probably)
  • Corbie
  • Saint-Germain-des-Prés.

Alcuin, Dialogus Franconis et Saxonis de octo partibus orationis.

Old Breton Materials No
Irish / Hiberno-Latin materials No
Connection with Brittany

According to Bischoff (Kat. §4950) this MS was probably written in Brittany, presumably on account of its script (notice also the frequent use of the abbreviation ɔ for con, e.g. at fol. 11r). In support of Bischoff's view, it is indeed worth noting that Alcuin's grammatical dialogue occurs in at least two further MSS with prominent Breton connections: the fragment Merseburg, Domstiftsbibliothek, MS 204, and Saint-Omer, BM, 666. It is therefore possible that this text was of particular interest to Breton ecclesiastical literati working in Brittany, or, perhaps, in the area of Tours. It is also worth recording the faint entry In nomene Dei sumi [sic] amen (perhaps a probatio pennae?) written in the top margin of fol. 9r (the formula In nomine Dei summi has well-known insular affiliations).

Number(s) in Bischoff's Katalog 4950
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