Relics of a Benedictine Legendary in Scandinavia? Notes on fragments nos. 527-529 from the Royal Library and no. 8302 from the Danish National Archives
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This article testifies to the advantages of publishing lists and images of medieval manuscripts and manuscript fragments on the internet. By searching such on-line publications, fragments nos. 527-529 from the Royal Library and no. 8302 from the Danish National Archives have been recognised as originating from the same codex. Codicological and palaeographical analysis places this codex with hagiographical contents (Bede's prosi-metric life of St Cuthbert and Jonas of Bobbio's account of St. Columban) in the years around 1200. Philological analysis links the version of Bede's life of St Cuthbert to a continental tradition rather than directly to an English model. Finally, on the basis of the analysis of the fragments themselves and the circumstances connected with their recycling as covers for the royal customs accounts of Malmø in 1628 it is suggested that the Cluniac monastery of All Saints at Lund might have been the medieval home of this beautifully written monastic legendarium.
|Translated title of the contribution||Rester af et benediktisnik samling af helgenlegender i Norden? Noter vedr. det Kongelige Biblioteks latinske håndkriftsfragmenter nr. 527-529 og Rigsarkivets latinske håndkriftsfragment nr. 8302.|
|Book series||Renæssanceforum : Tidsskrift for Renæssanceforskning|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
- Faculty of Humanities - Latin palaeography, Medieval Denmark, The Middle Ages, 12th century