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The Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, Corpus Christi College MS. 255A (Early Manuscripts at Oxford University Website. Oxford University) Read this source online

Text name(s): Homiliary; Epistoal Generalis of Charlemagne

Number of pages of primary source text: 34


Dates: 850 - 1225

Archival Reference: Corpus Christi College MS. 255A

Original Language(s): 

  • Latin


  • Original language included.

Translation Comments: 

Geopolitical Region(s): 

  • Italy

County/Region: Consenza

Record Types: 

  • Sermons
  • Letter

Subject Headings: 

  • Carolingians
  • Piety
  • Art


  • Facsimile


This manuscript is actually the first 17 folios of another manuscript that have been extracted and bound together. The contents are: Fols. 1-3, Paul the Deacon, Homiliary, first three leaves only: verse dedication, Epistola generalis of Charlemagne, prologue and start of chapter-list, in display capitals and Caroline minuscule, 9th century. Fols. 4-17, Joachim of Fiore, Figurae. The manuscript was made in Southern Italy, Cosenza(?), early 13th century. Extremely high resolution images of every page can be found on the Early Manuscripts at Oxford University website.

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Cataloger: MK