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Library Place Boulogne-sur-Mer
Library Name BM
Shelfmark MS 8
Folio Range Whole MS (126 fols)
Date IX ex.
  • Brittany
  • Landévennec (probably)


  • Jerome, Epistola Beato papae (1r-2v)
  • Canon tables (3r-7v)
  • Gospel of Matthew (8r-42r)
  • Gospel of Mark (42r-62r)
  • Gospel of Luke (63r-95r)
  • Gospel of John (95v-117v)
  • Capitula evangeliorum de circulo anni (118r-126v).
Old Breton Materials No
Irish / Hiberno-Latin materials No
Connection with Brittany

This MS contains portraits of Matthew (fol. 8r), Mark (fol. 42r, with horse head), Luke (fol. 62v), and John (fol. 95v), belonging to the so-called 'Landévennec group.' Both the script and the decoration point clearly to an origin in Brittany. While it is not possible to confirm with absolute certainly that this MS was written at Landévennec, the fact that it may have been brought to Montreuil-sur-Mer by Breton monks in the early tenth century nevertheless does lend some support to this localisation (the monastery of Landévennec was destroyed by the Vikings in AD 913, and the community famously fled to monasteries on the Channel; cf. EBGB 17; Le Bourdellès 1995: 45).

Number(s) in Bischoff's Katalog 657
Essential bibliography

Besseyre 2008: 12; EBGB 14; Fleuriot 1983: 104; Gameson 2012d: 63 (n. 221); Guillotel 1985: 12; ILLB In8; Initiale; Kerlouégan 1982b: 318; Kitzinger 2013b: 36–7; Le Bourdellès 1995: 45; Lemoine 1994; Lemoine 2008: 192–3; McGurk 1987: 175, n. 45; MPF §93; OHLP 256; PMSB 296 (§16); Simpson (McKee) 1999: 285, 289; Wikipedia.

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Last Updated 2021-06-12 09:32:20
Author Jacopo Bisagni
DHBM Identifier #27
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