Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 388: Medical Tracts
French, Middle (ca. 1400-1600), English, and Latin
242 Height (mm) and 157 Width (mm)
[ca. 1300 - 1399]
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CCCC MS 388 is a compendium of medical treatises and recipes including works attributed to Hippocrates, Galen, Scelpius and 'H. Sampsonis de Clouburnel'. The contents are written in English, Latin and Anglo-Norman and were copied c. 1330. As such, it throws an interesting light on the creation and transmission of multi-lingual texts in later medieval England. An analysis of the Middle English components of this volume suggests that it was written or copied by an author who employed a linguistic style that has been localised to East Anglia in the vicinity of Ely. Other than this, there are no clues as to the manuscript's provenance.