Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 134: Berengaudus, Expositio super septem uisiones libri Apocalypsis

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The commentary on the Apocalypse by Berengaudus in CCCC MS 134 was the most popular Apocalypse commentary in medieval England. Many copies of English provenance survive and excerpts from the text are used in most of the English illustrated Apocalypses. This book is from the Benedictine Abbey of Peterborough and can probably be identified in a list of books intended for reading in the refectory. On the basis of comparison of its script with other Peterborough manuscripts the dating of the book is c. 1125-1150. Berengaudus is a man of whom very little is known of his dates or where he was writing. The main controversy is whether he can be identified with Berengaudus of Ferrières who lived in the second half of the ninth century or another Berengaudus writing in the second half of the eleventh century.
Expositio super septem uisiones libri Apocalypsis


Alternative title Berengaudus Super Apocalypsim
Type of resource mixed material
Extent ff. 170 + 3
Date created [ca. 1100 - 1199]
Language Latin
Material Vellum
Layout 30 lines to a page
Height (mm) 315
Width (mm) 200
Collation a(2) i(8)-xiii(8) (3 canc.) xiv(8)-xvi(8) (one canc.) xvii(8)-xxi(8) xxii(4) b(1).
Writing in more than one very round and black hand
Foliation ff. aa-bb + a-b + i-ii + 1-170 + iii + c-d
Provenance The flyleaves (iv-iiv, iiir) are fragments of an account roll. On the first, land iuxta Burghbrygg is mentioned. On the second is the entry de manerio de Alwalton. On that at the end ad Rectoriam de Wermer. Alwalton suggests Peterborough: but Pentney (see below) is also possible.
2 fo. at age penitentiam

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M.R. James Date xii
Downloadable James Catalogue Record
Superseded Interim Catalogue Record
TJames 239
Stanley P. 8
Location MS 134
Repository UK, Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, Parker Library

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