London. British Library, Add MS 24144

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British Library, Add MS 24144
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  • Paulus Orosius, Historiarum libri adversus paganos (fragments)
  • This is a collection of fragments of a copy of the Historiae Adversus Paganos (History Against the Pagans) by Paulus Orosius (fl. 5 th century) that was written in the 1st quarter of the 8th century. The palaeographical features of the fragments suggest that the text may have been written in Northern Italy, but it was cut and used for binding purposes at the Benedictine monastery of St Remaclus in Stavelot (Wallonia) in the 16th century. 13 fragments of the text survive: 7 in Add MS 24144; 2 in Brussels, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, MS 19609; 2 in Brussels, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, MS II 7478; 1 in Hanover, Kestner-Museum CUL. I. 42; 1 in Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Lat. MS 10399 (fol. 3); and 3 that were in Brussels as early as 1826. These last ones appear to be lost. The London leaves were removed from the binding of Add MS 28106 and Add MS 28107 (The Stavelot Bible, vol. 1 and vol. 2). Contents: ff. 1r-7v: Fragments of Paulus Orosius, Historiae Adversus Paganos . Decoration:Large and small capitals in red.
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