London. British Library, Harley MS 4967

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British Library, Harley MS 4967
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  • Peter of Blois, Speculum Iuris Canonici ; Justinian, Institutiones ; Liber Catonianus
  • This composite manuscript is made of two parts produced at different locations and times. The first part (ff. 5r-76r) contains the Speculum Iuris Canonici (The Mirror of Canon Law) by the late-12th century theologian Peter of Blois and the Institutiones (Institutions) by Emperor Justinian I (b. c. 482, d. 565). The second part (ff. 77r-193v) is a composite miscellany of various school texts, called Liber Catonianus (The Book of Cato) with vernacular glosses that is datable to the middle of the 13th century. Contents: ff. 1r-4r: Short texts and notes, including a poem on f. 2r which is also in Royal MS 11 D III, f. 243r. f. 4v: A table of contents of Justinian's Institutiones. ff. 5r-19r: Peter of Blois (b. c. 1130, d. 1212), Speculum Iuris Canonici , beginning: 'Prometheus in caucasi montis cacumine'. ff. 19r-73v: Justinian, Institutiones (Books 1-4) with Accursius' (b. c. 1185, d. 1263) gloss, beginning: 'imperatoriam maiestatem non solum armis decoratam'. ff. 73v-75r: An unidentified scholastic tract, beginning: 'Si peccaverit in te frater tuus'.ff. 77r-77v: A damaged fragment from an unidentified manuscript. ff. 78r-185v, 192r-193v: Liber Catonianus , with marginal and interlinear glosses, beginning: 'Lux beata'. The manuscript has later additions:ff. 76r-76v contain pen-trials and a doodle of a human face. ff. 186r-191v: John of Garland (d. after 1258), Synonyma (The Synonyms), in an early 15th-century script, beginning: 'Ad mare ne videar latices deferre'. Decoration:See Harley MS 4967, ff. 1-76 and ff. 77-193.
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