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Library Place Chartres
Library Name BM
Shelfmark MS 21 (28)
Folio Range Whole MS (114 fols)
Date IX 2/2
  • Brittany (?)
  • Francia (?)

Saint-Père-en-Vallée (near Chartres)

  • Cassian, Collationes (7v-108v)
  • Bede, Historia Ecclesiastica (fragments) (1r-6v?, 109r-111r?)
  • Brief poem inc. Dicere plus, fecisse minus taxatur honestum (108v)
  • Miscellaneous excerpts (111v-114r)
  • Charter from Saint-Père-en-Vallée (near Chartres) (114v).
Old Breton Materials No
Irish / Hiberno-Latin materials No
Connection with Brittany

This MS, destroyed in 1944, was taken by Deuffic (PMSB 297) from an unpublished list of MSS prepared by Léon Fleuriot (cf. PMSB 290). The dating to the second half of the ninth century is the one indicated by Deuffic, while the website A la recherche des manuscrits de Chartres gives a more generic dating s. IX-X. A colophon that occurred at fol. 108v indicated the name of the scribe: Droardus. I am not aware of any explicit evidence indicating that this MS was written in Brittany (apart perhaps from the presence of some 'Breton' neumatic notation?), and I do not know why Fleuriot included it in his list. The origin of this MS remains unknown.

Number(s) in Bischoff's Katalog 874
Essential bibliography

A la recherche des manuscrits de Chartres; Benoît-Castell and Huglo 1954: 174; CCfr; CGM 11: 8–9; PMSB 297 (§22).

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Last Updated 2021-06-08 08:46:01
Author Jacopo Bisagni
DHBM Identifier #41
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