Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 433: Cluniac Chronicle. Miscellanea

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CCCC MS 433 is a manuscript containing a miscellany of texts copied in a number of hands between the thirteenth and the late fifteenth centuries. Among the notable or characteristic items in this volume are two Cluniac chronicles, one with much interest in affairs in the Welsh marches. The volume also contains the tract De miseria humanae conditionis by Pope Innocent III (1160/6-1219 - pope 1198-1216), the fable De Mauro bubulco, a version of the Miracula Sanctae Milburgae, as well as a treatise on the sacraments and a number of sermons. The Cluniac material has led to some speculation that this manuscript may be linked to the Cluniac house of St Milburga at Much Wenlock, Shropshire, though this has been disputed.
Constitutions of the Cluniac Order -- Chronicle 1066-1294 -- Tract on the seven sacraments -- De Mauro bubulco -- Sermon (Quid exiuistis in deserto) -- Miracles of St Milburga -- Sermon (Angelus Domini ascendit de Galgala) -- Liber exceptionum, part 2, book 1, ch. 1-4 -- De miseria humanae conditionis -- Sermons for Rogations, Ascension, Whitsunday, John Baptist, Assumption


Alternative title Chronica. Miscellanea
Type of resource mixed material
Extent ff. 1 + 99 + 1
Date created [ca. 1200 - 1399]
Language Latin
Material Vellum
Layout several volumes
Height (mm) 195
Width (mm) 149
Collation 1 flyleaf, 1(8)-3(8) (wants 5-8) || 4(6) 5(8) 6(6) 7(6) 8(8) (wants 6-8) || gap || 9(8) (wants 1, 2) || 10(8) | 11(6) | 12(10) 13(14) || 14 (four) | 2 flyleaves.
Writing in something of a charter hand
Foliation ff. i + 1-99 + ii-iii
Provenance The book may be from Much Wenlock: see later.
Additions The flyleaves are from a service-book of cent. xi in a fine round hand, the text carefully erased., On f. 1v in red chalk the name: hare., On the flyleaves (xv-xvi): a. Ten Commandments in verse. Disce deum colere, etc. b. Pallida luna pluit rubea ventum alba serenat nolo caueat monachos miles. tremo miles. nescio doctus sec. Rolandum brugge monachum. c. De Buildwas Abbas die S. Michaelis de tumba fuit a visitatoribus suis depositus a. d. m. ccccc. xx. ao r. r. Henrici 12. Earlier writing has been obliterated from this flyleaf.

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M.R. James Date xiii and xiv
Downloadable James Catalogue Record
Superseded Interim Catalogue Record
TJames 79
Stanley G. 10
Location MS 433
Repository UK, Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, Parker Library

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