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Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 279 Collectio Turonensis

  • Latin
  • s. ixex/xin
  • Continental manuscripts
  • vellum
Collectio Turonensis
Provenance and related aspects
s. ixex/xin
Origin, provenance
Provenance: France, north-westFrance, north-west

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north-west France, probaby Tours.
Provenance: Worcester cathedralWorcester cathedral

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Hands, scribes
Codicological information
10.2 ″ × 7.1 ″
Table of contents

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Primary sources This section typically includes references to diplomatic editions, facsimiles and photographic reproductions, notably digital image archives, of at least a major portion of the manuscript. For editions of individual texts, see their separate entries.

[dig. img.] Parker Library on the Web: manuscripts in the historic Parker Library at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, Online: Stanford Libraries, 2009–present. URL: <https://parker.stanford.edu/parker>.

Secondary sources (select)

Simpson McKee, Helen, “Ireland, Tours and Brittany: the case of Cambridge Corpus Christi College, MS. 279”, in: Catherine Laurent, and Helen Davis (eds), Irlande et Bretagne: vingt siècles d'histoire. Actes du Colloque de Rennes (29–31 Mars 1993), Rennes: Terre de Brume, 1994. 109–123.
Sharpe, Richard, “Gildas as a Father of the Church”, in: Michael Lapidge, and David N. Dumville (eds), Gildas: new approaches, 5, Cambridge: Boydell Press, 1984. 193–205.
James, M. R., A descriptive catalogue of the manuscripts in the library of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, Cambridge, 1912.  
Volume 1, in three parts: pt. 1 (nos. 1-100), pt. 2 (nos. 1-156) and pt. 3 (nos. 157-250). Volume 2, in four parts: pt. 4 (nos. 251-350), pt. 5 (nos. 351-450), pt. 6 (nos. 451-358), pt. 7 (Introduction, corrigenda, etc., and index).
Internet Archive – vol. 1: <link>, <link> Internet Archive – vol. 2: <link>, <link> HathiTrust: <link>
42–44 Consists mostly of a long quotation from Bradshaw.
Bradshaw, Henry, The early collection of canons known as the Hibernensis: two unfinished papers, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1893.
Internet Archive: <link>
C. A., Dennis Groenewegen
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