Manuscripts

Leiden, University Library, MS Vossianus lat. f. 96A

Leiden Leechbook
  • s. ix/x
  • Breton manuscripts
Identifiers
Location
Collection: Vossianus
Shelfmark
Latinus in folio 96A
Title
Leiden Leechbook
Type
Medical compilation or 'leechbook'
Description
Four texts:
  • f. 1r-v: two medical texts in Latin, containing recipes; with an Irish gloss on f. 1v.
  • f. 2r: multilingual text, accompanied by glosses in 'Neo-Brythonic' (i.e. Welsh, Cornish or Breton, or a form ancestral to them)
  • f. 2v prescriptive medical text in Latin
Provenance and related aspects
Date
s. ix/x
9th or 10th century
Origin, provenance
Brittany?
Hands, scribes
Codicological information

Sources

Primary sources This section typically includes references to diplomatic editions, facsimiles and photographic reproductions, notably digital image archives, of at least a major portion of the manuscript. For editions of individual texts, see their separate entries.

Falileyev, Alexander, and Morfydd E. Owen, The Leiden leechbook. A study of the earliest Neo-Brittonic medical compilation, Innsbrucker Beiträge zur Kulturwissenschaft, Sonderheft 122, Innsbruck: Institut für Sprachen und Literaturen der Universität Innsbruck, 2005.
Stokes, Whitley, “A Celtic leechbook”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 1 (1897): 17–25.
Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>

Secondary sources (select)

Lambert, Pierre-Yves, “Le fragment médical latin et vieux-breton du manuscrit de Leyde, Vossianus lat. fo 96A”, Bulletin de la Société archéologique de Finistère 65 (1986): 315–327.
Stuart, Heather, “A ninth century account of diets and dies aegyptiaci”, Scriptorium 33:2 (1979): 237–244.
Persee.fr: <link>
Bremmer, Rolf H., and Kees Dekker, Manuscripts in the Low Countries, Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts in Microfiche Facsimile 13, Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies 321, Tempe, Arizona: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2006.
85–88 (no. 156a)
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