|Library Name||British Library|
|Shelfmark||MS Royal 8.B.XIV|
|Folio Range||4th C.U. (fols 118-144)|
Acephalous collection of Vitae, homilies and liturgical materials pertaining to Saint Judoc. Some materials were added in England in the late 11th century.
|Old Breton Materials||No|
|Irish / Hiberno-Latin materials||No|
|Connection with Brittany|
A possible Breton origin is proposed in ASM 387 (§474.5, with exhaustive bibliography), but Saint-Josse is also suggested there as an alternative place of writing. In view of the prominent Breton connections of Saint-Josse-sur-Mer, involving Saint Judoc specifically (cf. e.g. Lapidge 2000: 255–61; Brett 2017: 91–2; for the monks from Landévennec who settled at nearby Montreuil-sur-Mer after the Viking attack of AD 913, see Le Bourdellès 1995; Lebecq 2015b), the latter possibility seems just as plausible as the former, if not more plausible. The description of the manuscript's contents given in the present Handlist is based on Lapidge 2000: 264–5; however, it should be noted that Poulin considers fols 137v–144v—which contain the metrical Vita sancti Iudoci—as an altogether distinct codicological unit produced in late eleventh-century England, probably at Winchester (Poulin 2009: 103, 113, 115)
|Number(s) in Bischoff's Katalog||n/a|
ASM 387 (§474.5); Lapidge 2000: 255–61, 264–5; Lebecq 2015b: 167–8; Poulin 2009: 102–3, 113, 115.
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|Last Updated||2021-05-25 08:40:33|