London. British Library, Cotton MS Appendix LVI

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British Library, Cotton MS Appendix LVI
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  • Latin
  • Anglo-Norman
Title
  • St Augustine of Hippo, De Doctrina Christiana (imperfect); Pseudo-Augustine of Hippo, Hypomnesticon contra Pelagianos et Celestianos ; Pseudo-Athanasius of Alexandria, De Processione Spiritus Sancti ; Pope Paschal II, Epistolae; A record of the primacy of Canterbury, 1072; Acts of the Council of Rome, 1112; 'Aethicus Ister', Cosmographia; Computistical tables; Calendar; Computistical treatises; Historia Francorum; Philippe de Thaon, Comput ; Leaf of a Psalter; Medieval endleaf; Book of Genesis, excerpt; De Conceptione Beate Marie Virginis
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  • Preferred form
    • Augustin (saint, 0354-0430)
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    • Augustine of Hippo, 354-430, Saint, Bishop of Hippo
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    • Augustinus (saint ; 0354-0430)
    • Augustinus
    • AUGUSTINUS (S.)
    • Saint Augustin
    • Augustin d'Hippone
    • Augustin (saint ; 0354-0430)
    • AUGUSTINUS HIPPONENSIS ep. (s.)
    • AUGUSTINUS (s.)
    • Augustinus Hipponensis
    • S. Augustinus
    • AUGUSTINUS
    • Augustin, S.
    • Augustin (sain ; 0354-0430)
    • AUGUSTINUS HIPPONENSIS
    • Augustin (saint, 0354-0430)
    • Augustinus (s.)
    • S. Augustinus Hipponensis
    • Augustinus Hiponnensis
    • Augustin
    • Sancti Augustini
    • Sanctus Augustinus
    • S. Augustinus (?)
    • S. AUGUSTINUS HIPPONENSIS
    • Augustini
    • Saint Augustin
    • Ange Vergèce
    • Bartolomeo Zanetti
    • Nicolas Mourmouris
    • Héphestion
    • Homère
    • Jean Dokeianos
    • Jean de Meung
    • AUGUSTINI
    • Sancti Augustini
    • S. Augustin
    • [Augustinus]
    • [AUGUSTINUS]
    • Aurelius Augustinus Hipponensis
    • Pierre de Fermat
    • AUGUSTIN, Saint
    • Augustin (Saint)
    • Augustin saint 0354-0430
    • Agustí, sant, bisbe d'Hipona, 354-430
    • Agustín, Santo, Obispo de Hipona
    • Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo
    • Augustinus, Aurelius, 354-430
    • Augustinus (heilige)
    • Author: Augustinus, Aurelius
    • Translator: Augustinus, Aurelius
    • Augustine
    • Augustine of Hippo
    • Augustine, of Hippo, Saint, 354-430
    • Augustine (attrib.)
    • St Augustine, Bishop of Hippo (354-430)
    • St Augustine, Bishop of Hippo (354-430), author
    • Pseudo Augustine
    • Pseudo Augustine (Quodvultdeus)
    • Pseudo Augustine (Patrick of Dublin)
    • Pseudo Augustine (Jeronimus)
    • St Augustine
    • Augustinus, Aurelius, Hipponensis, 354-430
    • Augustinus, Aurelius, Hipponensis, 354-430 (role)aut
    • Augustin (saint)
    • Augustinus, Aurelius
    • S. Augustin
    • Aurelius Augustinus (354-430)
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    • Pascal II (pape, 1050?-1118)
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    • Paschal II, d 1118, Pope
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    • Paschalis (pape)
    • P[ASCALIS II]
    • Paschalis II (pape ; 1050?-1118)
    • Pascal II
    • Pascal II (pape ; 1050?-1118)
    • Paschalis II
    • PASCHALIS II, papa
    • Author: Paschalis II., Papa
    • Pope Paschal II
    • Paschal II, Pope, -1118
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    • Pseudo-Athanasius Alexandrinus
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    • Pseudo-Athanasius of Alexandria, Unspecified
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    • Athanase [Pseudo-]
    • Anastasius Alexandrinus (ps.)
    • Pseudo-Athanasius
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    • Pseudo-Augustinus Hipponensis
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    • Pseudo-Augustine of Hippo, Unspecified
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    • Pseudo-Augustinus
    • Augustinus Hipponensis (ps.)
    • Pseudo-AUGUSTINUS
    • Pseudo-Augustin
    • Pseudo-Augustin, Sermones de tempore, in natali Domini , sermo 128].
    • Ps. Augustinus
    • Augustinus, Aurelius (Pseudo-)
    • Augustinus (Pseudo-)
    • Pseudo Agustí
    • Pseudo Agustín, Santo
    • Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo, pseudo
    • Pseudo-Augustine
    • Augustin (saint ; 0354-0430). Auteur prétendu
    • Pseudo-Augustine
    • Pseudo-Augustine (perhaps Quoduultdeus)
    • Pseudo-Augustine (perhaps Gilbert the Minorite)
    • (Ps.-)Augustinus
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    • Aethicus Ister
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    • Aethicus Ister, Unspecified, legendary author
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    • Aethicus Ister
    • Author: Aethicus, Ister
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    • Philippe de Thaon
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    • Philippe de Thaon, fl 1113-1150
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    • De Thaon, Philippe
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Description
  • This composite manuscript contains seven parts (ff. 1-4; ff. 5-60; ff. 61-90; ff. 91-111; f. 112; f. 113; ff. 114-122) that were most likely produced at different locations in England and in different periods of time. These parts were joined together in the library of Sir Robert Bruce Cotton (b. 1571, d. 1631). The manuscript contains theological, computistical, liturgical, biblical and historical texts. Among its contents is the Cosmographia (Cosmography), an 8th-century work that describes the cosmography of the heavens, the geography of the world, and the monstrous peoples and creatures that inhabit its different regions. The work is presented as a travelogue written down by its protagonist ‘Ister Aethicus’, a Scythian philosopher, that was then found and edited by the Church Father St Jerome (b. 347, d. 420). The manuscript also contains the Anglo-Norman Comput (Computus): the oldest extant scientific text in the vernacular, that was composed by Philippe de Thaon (fl. c. 1113–1150), the first Anglo-Norman poet, in 1113. Contents: ff. 1r-4v: St Augustine of Hippo (b. 354, d. 430), Bishop of Hippo, De Doctrina Christiana (On Christian Teaching), incomplete: ff. 1r-3v: Preface and Book 1, imperfect; ff. 4r-4v: Book 4, imperfect. ff. 5r-32r: Pseudo-Augustine of Hippo, Hypomnesticon contra Pelagianos et Celestianos (Hypomnesticon Against the Pelagians and Celestinans). ff. 32r-56r: Pseudo-Athanasius of Alexandria, De Processione Spiritus Sancti (On the Procession of the Holy Spirit), extracts. ff. 56v-57r, 58r-59r: Pope Paschal II, Epistolae (Letters). ff. 57r-58r: A record of the primacy of Canterbury, 1072. ff. 59r-59v: Acts of the Council of Rome, 1112. ff. 61r-90r: Aethicus Ister and Pseudo-Jerome (translator), Cosmographia , imperfect at the beginning and end: the text ends with Aethicus Ister’s alphabet. ff. 91r-91v: Computistical tables, the second one for the years 1133-1177. ff. 92r-97v: Calendar, adapted for the use of Canterbury. ff. 98r-108v: Computistical treatises. f. 109r: A genealogy of kings in Anglo-Norman, beginning ‘Hic est Istoria Francorum’. ff. 109v-111v: Computistical treatises, partly in verse. ff. 110r-111r: Philippe de Thaon, Comput (Anglo-Norman). ff. 112r-112v: The Book of Psalms, excerpt: psalms 6-7, imperfect at the end. ff. 114r-120v: The Book of Genesis, excerpt (Genesis 41.3-46.7). ff. 120v-122r: De Conceptione Beate Marie Virginis (On the Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary); the text is organized in nine liturgical lections that presumably were used for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary. [ff. 60r, 60v, 90v, 113r [ruled], 113v, 122v are blank]. Decoration:See Cotton MS Appendix LVI, f 112; Cotton MS Appendix LVI, ff 1–4; Cotton MS Appendix LVI, ff 5–60; Cotton MS Appendix LVI, ff 61–90; Cotton MS Appendix LVI, ff 91–111; Cotton MS Appendix LVI, ff 114–122.
Place
  • Preferred form
    • Worcester (Hereford and Worcester, United Kingdom)
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    • Worcester, England
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    • England (United Kingdom)
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    • England
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    • Angleterre
    • Angleterre (Cantorbéry ?).
    • Angleterre.
    • Angleterre (dioc. de Salisbury)
    • Angleterre (West Country, Winchcombe ?)
    • Angleterre (Sud ?)
    • Angleterre (Winchester ?).
    • Angleterre (Sud, Wessex ?)
    • Angleterre (Sud : Canterbury ?)
    • Angleterre (Winchester)
    • Angleterre (Canterbury, Christ Church ?)
    • Angleterre (Canterbury ?)
    • Angleterre (Cornouaille ou Pays de Galles ?)
    • Angleterre (Ramsey ?)
    • Salisbury (Angleterre) ?
    • Angleterre ?
    • Anglaterra
    • Inglaterra
    • Engeland
    • Angleterre (Salisbury ?)
    • Anglaterra (Salisbury?)
    • Inglaterra (Salisbury?)
    • England (Salisbury?)
    • [Oxford?]
    • [England]
    • England, Norwich?
    • England, Canterbury, St. Augustine's Abbey?
    • England, Cornwall?
    • England, St. Albans?
    • England, North?
    • England, York?
    • England, Witham?
    • England, Winchester or St. Albans
    • England, Reading or Leominster
    • England, Cirencester?
    • England, Sherborne?
    • England, Worcester?
    • England, Bury St. Edmunds?
    • England, Tewkesbury?
    • England, East Anglia?
    • England, Peterborough?
    • England, Mercia?
    • England, Canterbury, Christ Church?
    • England, Canterbury, St. Augustine's?
    • England, Winchester?
    • England, Oxford?
    • Flanders (possibly executed in England)
    • England and Netherlands
    • England, Canterbury?
    • England, West Midlands?
    • England, London?
    • England, Crowland?
    • England, Wessex?
    • England, Reading?
    • England, Northeast?
    • England, Southeast?
    • England, Ely?
    • England, Winchester or Hereford?
    • England, Salisbury?
    • England, Oxford or Salisbury
    • German (but made in England)
    • England, South East (?)
    • England. Peterborough (?) or Lincoln (?)
    • Hereford?, England
    • England, Durham ?
    • England, Durham?
    • England, probably Durham
    • England, Oxford (?)
    • England, possibly Oxford
    • England (?Oxford)
    • England, Durham (?)
    • England, London/Westminster
    • Unknown, possibly London and Cambridge
    • Royal Chancery, London; Cambridge
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    • Canterbury (Kent, United Kingdom)
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    • Canterbury, England
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    • Angleterre (Canterbury)
    • England, Canterbury
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