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Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 253: Augustine, Confessiones. Ferrandus, Epistola ad Reginum comitem. Hymn for Augustine, etc.

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Title:
Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 253: Augustine, Confessiones. Ferrandus, Epistola ad Reginum comitem. Hymn for Augustine, etc.
Alternate Title:
Augustini Confessiones. Ferrandus
Language:
Latin and English, Middle (1100-1500)
Extent:
ff. 1 + 142
Approximate Date:
[ca. 1000 - 1099]
Collection:
Parker Manuscripts
Description:
This twelfth-century manuscript contains copies of Augustine, Confessiones, and the guide to Christian life for soldiers by Ferrandus, deacon of Carthage (d. 546/7). The works by Augustine are in a fine hand, with exceptional illuminated initials. There is, in a twelfth-century hand, a hymn to St Augustine, with music on a three-line stave. There are some late medieval additions at the end of the manuscript. James suggested that CCCC MS 253 originated in Canterbury or Rochester, but this was rejected by Ker and its provenance remains uncertain.