Düsseldorf, Universitätsbibliothek, K02:E32

Collectio Quesnelliana, fragment

about 800, possibly from the monastery of Werden (Ruhr) (source: Kéry, Canonical Collections, p. 28)

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Year transcribed: 
2011
Transcription information: 
Michael D. Elliot
Catalogue description: 
1) K. Zechiel-Eckes, Katalog der frühmittelalterlichen Fragmente der Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Düsseldorf: vom beginnenden achten bis zum ausgehenden neunten Jahrhundert, Schriften der Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Düsseldorf 34 (Weisbaden, 2003), 32–3, with plate 7. 2) B. Bischoff, Katalog der festländischen Handschriften des neunten Jahrhunderts mit Ausnahme der wisigotischen, 2 vols (Wiesbaden, 1998–2004), I, no. 1072.
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Not a published editor of medieval text, but experienced in manuscript research.
Best description: 
1) W. Levison, \'Analecta Pontificia, 1: neue Bruchstücke der Quesnellschen Sammlung\', in Papsttum und Kaisertum. Forschungen zur politischen Geschichte und Geisteskultur des Mittelalters, Paul Kehr zum 65. Geburtstag dargebracht, ed. A. Brackman (Munich, 1926), 138–40, at 139. 2) E. A. Lowe, Codices latini antiquiores: a palaeographical guide to Latin manuscripts prior to the ninth century, 11 vols, plus supplement (Oxford, 1934–1971; 2nd ed. of vol. 2 publ. 1972), VIII, no. 1188, pp. 46 and 67; Suppl. 62. 3) H. Wurm, Studien und Texte zur Dekretalensammlung des Dionysius Exiguus, Kanonistische Studien und Texte 16 (Bonn, 1939; repr. Amsterdam, 1964), 83. 1) E. A. Lowe, Codices latini antiquiores: a palaeographical guide to Latin manuscripts prior to the ninth century, 11 vols, plus supplement (Oxford, 1934–1971; 2nd ed. of vol. 2 publ. 1972), VIII, no. 1188. 2) E. A. Lowe, English uncial (Oxford, 1960), 24, plate 39c. 3) R. Drögereit, Werden und der Heliand. Studien zur Kulturgeschichte der Abtei Werden und zur Herkunft des Heliand (Essen, 1951), 25–6, plate 6. 4) Zechiel-Eckes, Katalog der frühmittelalterlichen Fragmente, plate 7.
Description Updates: 
The scribe used a range of punctuation. I have rendered the simple comma and the punctus as \'.\', the punctus versus as \';\', and the punctus elevatus as \':\'. manuscript-relationships = 1) Probably related to the contemporary Einsiedeln, Stiftsbibliothek, MS 191 (277), a north French copy of the Quesnelliana bearing corrections by Irish and Anglo-Saxon hands (cf. Wurm, Studien, 83). Further description and bibliography available at http://individual.utoronto.ca/michaelelliot/manuscripts.html.
Scribal practices: 
Use of the \'Insular\' abbreviation for \'per\' (curved stroke extending rightward from atop the lobe of \'p\') at fol. 2v, line 3. Use of tall and slender dotted \'y\' in \'glorifycamur\' at fol. 1r, line 5b (elsewhere \'y\' appears fatter and undotted). \'Et\' ligature appears as \'e\' with tall upper compartment and tongue extending rightward and down, followed by punctus elevatus. These features noted by Lowe or others.
Change of hands: 
All corrections were apparently made by the main scribe.
Relationship to other manuscripts: 
1) Probably related to the contemporary Einsiedeln, Stiftsbibliothek, MS 191 (277), a north French copy of the Quesnelliana bearing corrections by Irish and Anglo-Saxon hands (cf. Wurm, Studien, 83). 2) Possibly written by the same \'Ercanfrit\' who wrote Würzburg, M.p.th.f. 47 (Gregory I, Hom. in evang.). While E. A. Lowe has suggested Ercanfrit may have been an Anglo-Saxon working in Kent (Lowe, CLA ix, no. 1414), R. McKitterick has preferred to see him as an Anglo-Saxon-trained scribe working in Germany (\'Anglo-Saxon missionaries in Germany: reflections on the manuscript evidence\', Transactions of the Cambridge bibliographical Society 9 [1989], 291–329, at 301).