Manuscripts

Laon, Bibliothèque municipale, MS 55 Unit: flyleaves in the front

  • Latin
  • Old Irish, Irish
  • s. ix2/3
  • manuscript fragment
  • Continental manuscripts containing Irish
  • Irish manuscripts
  • Continental manuscripts containing Irish
  • vellum
Two flyleaves containing a fragment of Augustine’s De quantitate animae, with Old Irish glosses and other marginalia.
Identifiers
Provenance and related aspects
Language
Latin Secondary: Old Irish, Irish
Date
s. ix2/3
Second third of the 9th century (Bischoff).
Hands, scribes
Hands indexed:
Main hand
Annotator (i²) Anonymous [i²]Anonymous ... i²
(s. ix)
Nisifortinus, i²
Anonymous scribe/annotator whose Irish hand is detected in a number of continental manuscripts of Eriugena’s works and who was probably an assistant of Eriugena. Since a study by E. K. Rand, the hand is usually designatedl i², distinguishing it from that of a fellow scribe, which is designated i¹. Because he is known to have written annotations beg. Nisi forte quis dixerit to some of Eriugena’s bolder statements, modern scholars have nicknamed him Nisifortinus.
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Codicological information
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manuscript fragment
Material
vellum
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Secondary sources (select)

Bischoff, Bernhard, Katalog der festländischen Handschriften des neunten Jahrhunderts (mit Ausnahme der wisigotischen), ed. Birgit Ebersperger, vol. 2: Laon–Paderborn, Veröffentlichungen der Kommission für die Herausgabe der mittelalterlichen Bibliothekskataloge Deutschlands und der Schweiz, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2004.
22 [id. 2054.]
Kenney, James F., “Chapter VII: Religious literature and ecclesiastical culture”, in: Kenney, James F., The sources for the early history of Ireland: an introduction and guide. Volume 1: ecclesiastical, Records of Civilization: Sources and Studies 11, Revised ed. (1929), New York: Octagon, 1966. 622–744.
680 [id. 540. ‘The Laon fragment of a school dialogue’]
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