Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 457: Alexander of Canterbury OSB, Liber ex dictis beati Anselmi
Alexandri Dicta Anselmi
ff. 1 + 116
174 Height (mm) and 122 Width (mm)
[ca. 1100 - 1125]
At top of f. 1r partly in capitals: Liber ex dictis beati Anselmi. De monte humilitatis, and the mark ·AN·, To the left is a later name., and It may be no. 114 in Eastry's Catalogue (Ancient Libraries, p. 30): De monte humilitatis secundus.
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Liber ex dictis beati Anselmi
CCCC MS 457 is an early twelfth-century copy of the second recension of Alexander of Canterbury OSB (fl. early twelfth century), Liber ex dictis beati Anselmi, including the Miracula. The scholarly circle around Anselm (archbishop of Canterbury 1093-1109) produced several writings which contain material derived from the archbishop's own teachings, of which this is one. This manuscript was used by the editors to provide the base text for the second recension. It has early provenance at Christ Church, Canterbury in the form of an erased ex libris inscription and a classmark in the early form ".AN.". It later came into the hands of Matthew Parker, who rewrote some parts and provided an inscription erroneously attributing the work to Eadmer of Canterbury OSB (d. after 1124).