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Library Place Trier
Library Name Stadtbibliothek
Shelfmark MS 564/806 octavo
Folio Range Fragment (fols 61-70)
Date IX ex. / X
  • Brittany (?)

Abbey of Saint Eucharius (Trier)

  • Prayer, inc. Deus qui in monte caluarie lignum sancte crucis ostendisti (added) (61r)
  • Prayer, inc. Induit me Dominus uestimento salutis (added) (61r)
  • Tract titled Adnotationes evangeliis, taken from Isidore of Seville, Allegoriae quaedam Sacrae Scripturae, ex Novo Testamento (or perhaps from Rhabanus Maurus's De Universo, IV, 1) (61v-70v)
  • 'Trierer Teufelssprüche' (65v)
Old Breton Materials No
Irish / Hiberno-Latin materials No
Connection with Brittany

Bischoff (Kat. III, 367) ascribed this fragment to tenth-century Brittany, describing its contents as 'Adnotationes evangeliis.' In fact, these folios contain a section from Isidore's Allegoriae ex Novo Testamento (or perhaps from Rhabanus Maurus's De Universo IV, 1, De his personis quae ad Novum Testamentum pertinent), bearing the title Adnotationes euangeliis (fol. 61v). The question of this manuscript's possible Breton origin would require a thorough reassessment, but in the meantime we may note that ɔ is frequently used for con, and that both .i. and .id.ē. are found for id est. Moreover, there are several changes of hand (e.g. fols 66r, 67r, 67v). It should also be noted that a tenth- or eleventh-century German hand added on fol. 65v a cryptographic text usually referred to as 'Trierer Teufelssprüche': the coded text consists in an invocation to Christ against the devil (cf. Cianci 2004: 213–14; a similar coded text can be found in London, BL, Add. 10940).

Number(s) in Bischoff's Katalog No number; vol. III, p. 376
Essential bibliography

Bushey 1996: 319; Cianci 2004: 213–14; Handschriftencensus.

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Author Jacopo Bisagni
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