Rule of St. Benedict; Obituary of the abbey of Vangadizza
- Rule of St. Benedict; Obituary of the abbey of Vangadizza
- Benedict, Saint, Abbot of Monte Cassino
- Published / Created
- [between 1150 and 1200]
- Publication Place
- Northeastern Italy (Vangadizza),
- Manuscript on parchment containing 1) Benedictus Casinensis (500-550), Regula. 2) Promise formula of the novice upon his entry in religion. 3) Decrees of pope Pascal II (1099-1118) and emperors Charlemagne (?800-814) and Lothar I (823-855) against alienating the goods of a church or monastery. 4) Alberic, bishop of Rimini (1158-1177), Letter to the prior and convent of Vangadizza, on the death of abbot Liutald. 5) Computistical notes and tables: (a) Table of the regulares lunae; (b) dates of the seven embolismi of the Nineteen-Years Cycle; (c) discussion of the three years of the Cycle in which epacts and embolismi differ; (d) table of the seven embolismi for all the years of the Nineteen-Years Cycle; in the first column the epacts; (e) a short table summarizing the data of table (d). 6) Obituary of the abbey of Vangadizza. 7) Liturgical instructions for observing the anniversary of Martin, first abbot of the monastery.
Binding: Nineteenth century (?). Parchment over pasteboard. On the flat spine the handwritten 19th century inscription: "Regulae S. Benedicti et Kalendarium antiquum M.S."
Headings in red. Plain initials in red of various sizes (mostly 2-3 lines), sometimes with penwork decoration in the same colour (on f. 29 r in an initial a human head is drawn). On f. 4r the text of art. 1 opens with a 6-line zoomorphic initial "M" with two birds on a rectangular background. On f. 1r its preface opens with a 10-line historiated initial "A" , depicting St. Benedict explaining his rule to a monk, on a rectangular background. Both initials are in liquid gold, red, ocre and blue, and are followed by large display script in red, blue and ocre.
Script: Copied by various hands, all writing Southern Praegothica. In art. 1 the changes of hands and layout often go together with the appearance of singletons, different layout and bad textual connection between successive pages and deserve a close analysis. In the Obituary (art. 6) the entries are added by many different, sometimes informal hands.
The lower margin of f. 25 and the outer margin of f. 58 are replaced with modern parchment.
- ff. i + 80 + i : parchment ; 205 x 145 mm.
- Extent of Digitization
- Completely digitized
- Call Number
- Beinecke MS 910
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
- Resource Type
- Archives or Manuscripts
- Subject (Name)
Vangadizza (Abbey : Badia Polesine, Italy)
- Subject (Topic)
Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library
Monasticism and religious orders
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- St. Benedict, Rule of St. Benedict; Obituary of the Abbey of Vangadizza. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
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