Manuscripts

Oxford, St John's College, MS 17

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  • Latin
  • c. 1110
  • English manuscripts
  • vellum
English manuscript compilation of Latin materials on computus, mathematics and other medieval sciences.
Identifiers
Shelfmark
17
Type
computistics religious calendars
Provenance and related aspects
Language
Latin
Date
c. 1110
c. 1110
Origin, provenance
Provenance: ThorneyThorney

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Thorney Abbey, Cambridgeshire.
Hands, scribes
Two main hands and three assistants have been detected.
Additions
Old English glosses
Codicological information
Material
vellum
Palaeographical information
Script
English Caroline minuscule
Table of contents
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Sources

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[dig. img.] Oxford Digital Library, Online: Oxford University. URL: <http://www.odl.ox.ac.uk http://www2.odl.ox.ac.uk/gsdl/cgi-bin/library>.
[dig. img.] [ed.] The calendar and the cloister: Oxford, St John's College MS 17, Online: McGill University Library, Digital Collections Program. URL: <http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/ms-17/>. 
abstract:
The calendar and the cloister is a scholarly resource devoted to a single medieval manuscript: Oxford, St John's College 17. This splendid volume was created in the first decade of the 12th century at Thorney Abbey, a Benedictine monastery in Cambridgeshire. Its importance for the cultural and intellectual history of Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman England has been recognized since the 16th century by historians, philologists, and scholars working in the fields of medieval science, monastic culture, and the history of the book.

Secondary sources (select)

The calendar and the cloister: Oxford, St John's College MS 17, Online: McGill University Library, Digital Collections Program. URL: <http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/ms-17/>. 
abstract:
The calendar and the cloister is a scholarly resource devoted to a single medieval manuscript: Oxford, St John's College 17. This splendid volume was created in the first decade of the 12th century at Thorney Abbey, a Benedictine monastery in Cambridgeshire. Its importance for the cultural and intellectual history of Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman England has been recognized since the 16th century by historians, philologists, and scholars working in the fields of medieval science, monastic culture, and the history of the book.
Commentary by Faith Wallis

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Contributors
C. A.,Dennis Groenewegen