Manuscripts

Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Bodley 309 Sirmond manuscript

  • Latin
  • s. xi
  • Continental manuscripts
  • vellum
Identifiers
Location
Collection: Bodley manuscripts
Shelfmark
Bodley 309
Title
Sirmond manuscript
Type
computistics
Provenance and related aspects
Language
Latin
Date
s. xi
Origin, provenance
Origin: France
France
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Vendôme, Trinity abbey
Vendôme, Trinity abbey
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Later provenance: France
France
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ass. with Jacques SirmondSirmond (Jacques)
(1559–1651)
French Jesuit scholar and philologist.
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Denis PetauPetau (Denis)
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Gilles BouchierBouchier (Gilles)
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The MS was formerly in the possession of Jesuit scholar Jacques Sirmond, after whom it is named. At least two Jesuit scholars of chronology, Denis Petau and Gilles Bouchier (Bucherius), are known to have had it on loan from him.(1)n. 1 Faith Wallis, Bede: The reckoning of time (1999): lxxii.(2)n. 2 Charles W. Jones, ‘The ‘lost’ Sirmond manuscripts of Bede’s ‘computus’’, The English Historical Review 52 (1937): 204–205.
Hands, scribes
Codicological information
Material
vellum
Table of contents
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Sources

Notes

Faith Wallis, Bede: The reckoning of time (1999): lxxii.
Charles W. Jones, ‘The ‘lost’ Sirmond manuscripts of Bede’s ‘computus’’, The English Historical Review 52 (1937): 204–205.

Secondary sources (select)

Wallis, Faith, Bede: The reckoning of time, Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1999.
lxxii–lxxix
Watson, Andrew George, Catalogue of dated and datable manuscripts c. 435-1600 in Oxford libraries, 2 vols, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1984.
[id. 76.]
Ó Cróinín, Dáibhí, “The Irish provenance of Bede’s computus”, Peritia 2 (1983): 229–247.
Jones, Charles W., “The ‘lost’ Sirmond manuscripts of Bede’s ‘computus’”, The English Historical Review 52:206 (1937): 204–219.
Krusch, Bruno, Studien zur christlich-mittelalterlichen Chronologie: der 84jährige Ostercyclus und seine Quellen, Leipzig: Veit & Comp., 1880.
Internet Archive – originally from Google Books: <link>
210–211
Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen
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February 2020, last updated: August 2022