Orléans, Bibliothèque municipale, MS 221

  • Latin
  • s. viiiex/ixin
  • Breton manuscripts, Breton manuscripts
  • vellum
Cat. no. 193
canon law and penitentials
Provenance and related aspects
s. viiiex/ixin
End of 8th century, or beginning of the 9th (Bieler).
Origin, provenance
Origin: Brittany
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Hands, scribes
Hands indexed:
Hand I (Iunobrus)

One of at least two scribes; minuscule; Insular abbreviations; signs as Iunobrus in a colophon on p. 211: Iunobrus scripsit haec sancta sinoda dicite animam eius in requiem erit et habitaret in bapo sine fine (Lemoine 2001, where he notes that in bapo is an Hisperic expression for in paradiso).

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Hand II
Codicological information
The list below has been collated from the table of contents, if available on this page,Progress in this area is being made piecemeal. Full and partial tables of contents are available for a small number of manuscripts. and incoming annotations for individual texts (again, if available).Whenever catalogue entries about texts are annotated with information about particular manuscript witnesses, these manuscripts can be queried for the texts that are linked to them.


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.

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Secondary sources (select)

Lemoine, Louis, “Contribution à la reconstitution des scriptoria bretons du haut Moyen Âge”, ALMA: Bulletin du Cange 59 (2001): 261–268.  
I. Le colophon du manuscrit Paris BNF lat. 12021; II. Mittis pour mitis: une dittographie bretonne.
ALMA – PDF: <link>
Bieler, Ludwig [ed.], and D. A. Binchy [appendix], The Irish penitentials, Scriptores Latini Hiberniae, 5, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1963.
Dennis Groenewegen
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