Cambrai, Bibliothèque municipale, MS 679

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Cambrai, Bibliothèque municipale, MS 679

  • s. viii2
  • Continental manuscripts containing Irish
  • Continental manuscripts containing Irish
  • vellum
Manuscript containing an incomplete copy of the Collectio canonum Hibernensis.
earlier 619
Provenance and related aspects
s. viii2
763 x 790
Origin, provenance
Cambrai? Regarding the exemplar used, Bischoff remarks that “its script betrays a marked Irish influence, and it contains a fragment of the Old Irish homily - both facts point to an origin in Péronne, Perrona Scottorum”.
n. 1 Bernhard Bischoff, Manuscripts and libraries in the age of Charlemagne (1994): 27 and see 27 n. 30..
Hands, scribes
Codicological information

The list below has been collated from the table of contents (if available on this page)
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and incoming annotations concerning individual texts (again, if available).
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ff. 37rb–38rb  
This manuscript was written for Alberic, bishop of Cambrai and Arras (763-790), in the second half of the 8th century and contains an incomplete copy of the Collectio canonum Hibernensis. The homily is found between two chapters of the Collectio concerning bribery and inappropriate gifts (§§ 21.24 and 21.25). The scribe appears to have known no Irish and as the homily is incomplete, it may have been copied from a stray leaf inserted into the exemplar (see e.g. Stancliffe).
  • Sources


Bernhard Bischoff, Manuscripts and libraries in the age of Charlemagne (1994): 27 and see 27 n. 30..

Secondary sources

Lowe, E. A., Codices Latini antiquiores: a palaeographical guide to Latin manuscripts prior to the ninth century. Part 6: France. Abbeville – Valenciennes, Codices Latini Antiquiores 6, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1953.
[id. 741.]
Muzerelle, Denis, Guy Lanoë, and Monique Peyrafort, Manuscrits datés des bibliothèques de France, vol. 1: Cambrai, Paris: CNRS Éditions, 2000.
Kéry, Lotte, Canonical collections of the early Middle Ages (ca. 400–1140): a bibliographical guide to the manuscripts and literature, History of Medieval Canon Law, Washington D. C.: Catholic University of America Press, 1999.
web page identifiers

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