Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 263: Honorius Augustodunensis, Speculum ecclesiae
Honorii Speculum Ecclesiae
ff. 143 + 1
267 Height (mm) and 180 Width (mm)
[ca. 1200 - 1299]
At top of f. 1r Parker has written in chalk: Canterbury. There were several copies of a Speculum ecclesiae at Christ Church, e.g. Ancient Libraries, p. 92, no. 943.
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CCCC MS 263 is a thirteenth-century incomplete copy of the Speculum ecclesiae by the theologian Honorius Augustodunensis (fl. 1106-1135 and probably d. 1151). This work is a collection of sermons. Neil Ker described as dubious the provenance attributed to the manuscript, namely the Benedictine cathedral priory of the Holy Trinity, Christ Church, Canterbury. CCCC MS 263 has received far less scholarly attention than other manuscripts of Honorius' works in the Parker collection, such as the Imago mundi in CCCC MS 66. Matthew Parker wrote "Canterbury" in this manuscript, suggesting that he acquired it there. Christ Church, Canterbury had some copies of this text in the Middle Ages, but MS 263 does not seem to appear in any of the surviving catalogues.