Manuscripts

General category: Breton manuscripts

Results (1–25/28)
The present classification is only rudimentary. It will ultimately be replaced by a new system with greater care for data concerning each manuscript’s date, origin and provenance.
Brussels, Bibliothèque Royale de Belgique, MS 5413-5422

Manuscript leaves of Breton provenance containing fragments of Arator’s De actibus apostolorum.

  • s. ix1

Biblical commentaries

  • s. x

Manuscript destroyed in WWII. It contained the earliest known version of the Historia Brittonum, referred to as the ‘Chartres’ recension of this text.

  • s. x/xi

Compilation esp. of canon law and penitentials.

  • s. ix4/4 / s. x1/4

Theological treatises.

  • s. ix2/4 / s. ix3/4
Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, MS Clm 14096
  • s. viiiex / s. ixin

9 leaves containing an incomplete copy of Eutyches’ Ars de uerbo

  • s. ix
Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Hatton 42
  • s. ix

Manuscript (middle of the 14th century) commissioned by Jean Trisse for the Carmelite convent of Nîmes, of which he was a friar, and copied in Paris by Henri Dahelou, a Breton clerk of the diocese of Quimper. It contains a number of works of Carmelite interest, including some composed by Jean Trisse. The first explicit in the manuscript is followed by a Middle Breton proverb.

  • 1360-c.1362
  • Henri Dahelou

Miscellaneous material relating to Brittany.

  • s. xvii
Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, MS lat. 6400B

Compilation of material on computus, which display Insular and specifically Irish affiliations. Incl. two Breton glosses.

  • s. x

Vincent de Beauvais (d. 1264), Speculum historiale

  • c. 1350
  • Ivonet Omnes

14th-century manuscript, in 3 volumes, of Nicholas of Lyra's Postillae perpetuae in universam S. Scripturam, which is a collection of exegetical commentary notes to the Old and New Testaments. Its third volume is known for containing a two Middle Breton phrases in the hand of the scribe, Henri Bossec.

  • s. xivex
  • Henri Bossec

Manuscript (2 vols) written by Le Pelletier for use in compiling his dictionary, which was published, posthumously, in 1752. In addition to the dictionary, it also includes transcripts of Breton-language materials he consulted, including unique copies of some Middle Breton literary texts.

  • 1716
  • Louis Le Pelletier

14th-century manuscript containing commentaries on the first and second books of the Decretals. It is written by the Breton scribe Henri Bouhic, who added a Middle Breton proverb along with the explicit at the end of the first commentary (f. 119v).

  • s. xiv
  • Henri Bouhic