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Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 065: Patristic Homily Collection, compiled by Paul the Deacon.

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Title:
Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 065: Patristic Homily Collection, compiled by Paul the Deacon.
Alternate Title:
Homiliarium
Language:
Latin
Extent:
ff. 134 + 2
Approximate Date:
[ca. 1100 - 1199]
Collection:
Parker Manuscripts
Description:
CCCC MS 65, dating to the twelfth century, contains a collection of homilies by a variety of patristic authors such as Gregory the Great, Jerome, Bede, etc. Paul the Deacon (c. 720/30-99), a scholar at the court of Charlemagne, compiled such a collection, ordered by appropriate date of the Church year, which travelled widely in the Middle Ages as a useful resource for preachers. This manuscript contains a version of the summer half of Paul the Deacon's collection, and was presumably once accompanied by a winter volume, now lost. The manuscript contains flyleaves with musical notation at the end, a rare survival of English fourteenth-century polyphony, including a four-part Alleluia.