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Vita Richarii

Alcuin
  • Latin
  • prose
  • Anglo-Latin texts
Alcuin’s revised version of the vita of Richarius (Riquier), an early 7th-century Frankish nobleman and founder of the monastery of Centula (Saint-Riquier, Picardy).
Author
AlcuinAlcuin
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Manuscripts

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  • 1 =
    St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, MS 563
    ff. 3–20
  • 2 =
    Brussels, Bibliothèque Royale de Belgique, MS 207
    ff. 215–217
  • 3 =
    The Hague, Royal Library, MS 71 H 66
    ff. 1r–22v
    There is a gap between ff. 5-6.
  • 3a =
    Saint-Omer, Bibliothèque municipale, MS 715 vol. 3
    ff. 151v–156r
  • 4a =
    Vatican City, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, MS Reg. lat. 488
    ff. 1v–13v
    Foll. by a text of the Miracula.
  • 4b =
    Brussels, Bibliothèque des Bollandistes, MS 7460
    ff. 36–39
    Foll. by a text of the Miracula.
  • 4b* =
    Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, MS lat. 5323
    ff. ff 13ra–15ra
  • 4c =
    Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, MS lat. 12606
    ff. 22–23
    Incomplete.
  • 4d =
    Saint-Omer, Bibliothèque municipale, MS 716 vol. 5
    ff. 74r–77v
  • 5a =
    Reims, Bibliothèque municipale, MS 1144
    ff. 25v–30
  • 5b =
    Charleville-Méziêres, Bibliothéque municipale, MS 229
    ff. 250–254v
  • 5c =
    Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, MS lat. 11757
    ff. 27–29
  • 5d =
    Troyes, Bibliothéque municipale, MS 1
    ff. 31v–34v
  • 6 =
    Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, MS lat. 3788
    ff. 202v–204v
  • (No siglum)
  • (No siglum)
    Dijon, Bibliothèque municipale, MS 642 vol. 2
    f. 145v ff
Language
  • Latin
Date
8th century
Form
prose (primary)
Textual relationships

Classification

Anglo-Latin texts

Subjects

RichariusRicharius
(s. vii)
Riquier
Richarius or Riquier, 7th-century Frankish saint and founder of two monasteries, Centule (Lat. Centula) or Saint-Riquier, as it became later known, and Cella Forestis (present-day Forest-Montier).
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Sources

Primary sources Text editions and/or modern translations – in whole or in part – along with publications containing additions and corrections, if known. Diplomatic editions, facsimiles and digital image reproductions of the manuscripts are not always listed here but may be found in entries for the relevant manuscripts. For historical purposes, early editions, transcriptions and translations are not excluded, even if their reliability does not meet modern standards.

[ed.] Krusch, B., and W. Levison, “Vita Richarii confessoris Centulensis auctore Alcuino”, in: Krusch, B. [ed.], Passiones vitaeque sanctorum aevi Merovingici (II), MGH Scriptores rerum Merovingicarum 4, Hanover, 1902. 389–401.
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[ed.] Migne, Jacques-Paul (ed.), Traditio catholica, saeculum ix, annus 804, B. Flacci Albini seu Alcuini ... opera omnia, Patrologia Latina 101, Paris, 1863.
Internet Archive: <link>
681–694
[ed.] Henschen, Godfrey, and Daniel Papebroch, Acta sanctorum quotquot toto orbe coluntur, vel a catholicis scriptoribus celebrantur, 68 vols, vol. 12: April III (21–30), Antwerp: Ioannes Meursius, 1675.
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446–451 (text, with notes); 445–446 (introduction)
[tr.] Translation wanted.

Secondary sources (select)

Krusch, Bruno, “XVII: Vita Richarii sacerdotis Centulensis primigenia”, in: Krusch, B., and W. Levison (eds.), Passiones vitaeque sanctorum aevi Merovingici (V), MGH Scriptores rerum Merovingicarum 7, Hanover and Leipzig, 1920. 438–453.
Dmgh.de: <link>
438–439 notes 1–2
Contributors
C. A.,Dennis Groenewegen