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Angers, Bibliothèque municipale, MS 18 Gallican psalter

  • Latin
  • s. ix1
  • Continental manuscripts
  • parchment
Illuminated Gallican psalter, with additional material.
Provenance and related aspects
s. ix1
First half of the 9th century (Leroquais); 840 x 850 (Wilmart, via Leroquais).
Origin, provenance
Origin: France, northFrance, north

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France, westFrance, west

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Sens, Saint-RémiSens, Saint-Rémi

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According to Leroquais, the MS was compiled at a Benedictine abbey in northern or western France. A prayer on f. 17v and invocation to the abbey (f. 174v) underline the Benedictine nature of the community, but it remains difficult to pinpoint any particular scriptorium. Some weight may be given to the special reverence paid to St Martin and St Remigius in a prayer on f. 168v. Certain elements, such as certain illuminations and the prayer to St Martin, may speak in favour of Tours or a centre associated with Tours, but the absence of any mention of Gatianus renders this less probable. Leroquais argues that the list of martyrs and confessors gives the impression of a monastery in the north or west of modern-day France and goes on to give the abbey of Saint-Rémi in Sens as a tentative possibility.
Provenance: France
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Angers, Saint-Aubin
Angers, Saint-Aubin
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By the 12th century, the manuscript was in the library of Saint-Aubin’s, Angers.
Hands, scribes
Codicological information
27 cm × 17 cm
196 ff.
Palaeographical information
Category: Caroline minuscule
Table of contents

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[dig. img.] Bibliothèque virtuelle des manuscrits médiévaux (BVMM), Online: IRHT-CNRS. URL: <http://bvmm.irht.cnrs.fr/>.

Secondary sources (select)

Szerwiniack, Olivier, “Bède et les interprétations des noms hébreux”, Recherches augustiniennes et patristiques 33 (2003): 109–153.
Leroquais, Victor, Les psautiers manuscrits latins des bibliothèques publiques de France, 2 vols, Mâcon: Protat frères, 1940–1941.
Gallica – vol. 1: <link> Gallica – vol. 1: <link> Gallica – vol. 2: <link> Gallica – vol. 2: <link>
Vol. 1, 19–24
Wilmart, André, “Manuscrits de Tours copiés et décorés vers le temps d’Alcuin”, Revue Bénédictine 42 (1930): 43–54.
Rand, Edward Kennard, A survey of the manuscripts of Tours, 2 vols, Studies in the Script of Tours, 1, Cambridge, Mass.: Mediaeval Academy of America, 1929.
Vol. 1, 203 Listed in no. 232. ‘Manuscripts examined and rejected’, where the MS is dated s. IX/X.
Molinier, Auguste, Catalogue général des manuscrits des bibliothèques publiques de France. Départements, vol. 31: Bibliothèque du Palais des Arts, à Lyon – Trie-sur-Baise, Paris: Plon, Nourrit & cie, 1898.  
Libraries: Bibliothèque du Palais des Arts, à Lyon -- Briey -- Gien -- Confolens -- Riom -- Gaillac -- Villeneuve-sur-Lot -- Lunel -- Montauran -- Angers -- Niort -- Orange -- Saint-Hippolyte-sur-le-Doubs -- Tarbes -- Bagnères-de-Bigorre -- Foix -- Saint-Mandé -- Villefranche-de-Rouergue -- Trie-sur-Baise.
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Dennis Groenewegen
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