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Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 450: John of Bologna, Summa notariae. Papal and Ecclesiastical Documents.

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Title:
Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 450: John of Bologna, Summa notariae. Papal and Ecclesiastical Documents.
Alternate Title:
Ioh. de Bononia, etc.
Language:
Latin, English, and French, Middle (ca. 1400-1600)
Extent:
ff. 1 + 26 + 129
Approximate Date:
[ca. 1200 - 1399]
Collection:
Parker Manuscripts
Description:
CCCC MS 450 contains a miscellany of more than 100 distinct items copied in a number of hands of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. The single largest volume is a copy of the Summa dictaminis or Summa notariae of John of Bologna (fl. late thirteenth century). The remainder of the manuscript is taken up with a wide range of material, from the satirical Golias poems to extracts from the Secreta secretorum, verses on the fall of Troy, the spurious correspondence of Alexander the Great, and proverbs in Latin and French. In addition, the codex contains a number of ecclesiastical documents and texts relating to relations between the papacy and the thrones of England and France. Some of the material relates to Durham, and it is commonly assumed that this establishes the provenance of the manuscript before it came into Parker's possession.