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(University of Leicester, 2010; last update 2013)

http://www.le.ac.uk/ee/em1060to1220, ISBN 095323195X

The Production and Use of English Manuscripts 1060 to 1220

Elaine Treharne

York, Minster Library, Additional 1

York, Minster Library, Additional 1

The Production and Use of English Manuscripts: 1060 to 1220

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English Manuscripts 1060 to 1220 |

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Date: s. xi2

Summary:

Textual additions in English, s. xi1-2, on the last six leaves of The York Gospels produced probaby in s. x/xi in Canterbury. The additions occupy the space left blank in the last quire of the gospel-book, which originally contained only the closing words of St. John's Gospel on the recto of its first leaf (fol. 156). The Gospels were in York by s. xi. These six leaves contain York: Survey of Lands, Napier 1883 [1967], no. 59: 'Sermo Lupi', Napier 1883 [1967], no. 60: 'Be hæðendome', Napier 1883 [1967], no. 61: 'Be cristendome', Bidding Prayers (the earliest extant vernacular examples: see Keynes in Alexander et al 1986, p. 97), York: Writ of Cnut, York: List of Sherburn's Treasures and York: List of Archbishop Ælfric Puttoc's 'festermen'. The York: List of Sureties, fol. 161v, beginning 'Ðis sindan þa festermen. Elfricas...' is dated by Ker (1957, item 402) to s. xi2. The mansucript, as a whole, was given to Wulfstan I, possibly by Cnut and Emma in about 1020; it was subsequently owned, in the eleventh-century, by Wulfstan's successors. The three homilies among his latest compositions and the later additions are among the very few hands one might ascribe to the York area in this period.

Manuscript Items:

  1. Item: fols 156v-57v

      Title (B.16.24.1.1.EM): York: Survey of Lands: Sherburn-in-Elmet

      Incipit: (fol. 156v) Đis is seo socn into scyreburna

      Text Language: English

      Bibliography:

        Ker 1957, item 402

  2. Item: fols 156v-57v

      Title (B.16.24.1.2.EM): York: Survey of Lands: Otley

      Incipit: Into ottenleage .IIII. ploga-land

      Text Language: English

      Bibliography:

        Ker 1957, item 402

  3. Item: fols 156v-57v

      Title (B.16.24.1.3.EM): York: Survey of Lands: Ripon

      Incipit: Æt rypum ærest milegemet

      Text Language: English

      Bibliography:

        Ker 1957, item 402

  4. Item: fols 158r-v

      Title (B.3.4.48): Anonymous Homilies [for unspecified occasions, published]: Napier 1883 [1967], no. 59: 'Sermo Lupi'

      Rubric (initial): (fol. 158r) Sermo lupi

      Incipit: (fol. 158r) Leofan men doð swa ic lære. gehyrað

      Text Language: English

      Bibliography:

        Ker 1957, item 402

  5. Item: fol. 159r

      Title (B.3.4.49): Anonymous Homilies [for unspecified occasions, published]: Napier 1883 [1967], no. 60: 'Be hæðendome'

      Rubric (initial): (fol. 159r) Be hæðendome

      Incipit: (fol. 159r) Nemo cristianorum 'uel nullus cristianus' paganas...Eala mycel is nydþearf manna gehwylcum

      Text Language: English

      Bibliography:

        Ker 1957, item 402

  6. Item: fol. 159v

      Title (B.3.4.50): Anonymous Homilies [for unspecified occasions, published]: Napier 1883 [1967], no. 61: 'Be cristendome'

      Rubric (initial): (fol. 159v) Be cristendome

      Incipit: (fol. 159v) A cristo enim... Crist is ealra cristenra manna heafod

      Text Language: English

      Bibliography:

        Ker 1957, item 402

  7. Item: fols 160r-v

      Title (B.14.29): Cnut, 1020

      Incipit: (fol. 160r) Cnut cyning gret his arcebiscop. and his leodbiscopas

      Text Language: English

      Bibliography:

        Ker 1957, item 402

  8. Item: fol. 161r

      Title (B.16.24.3): York: List of Service Books

      Incipit: (fol. 161r) Þis syndon þa cyrican madmas on scirburnan

      Text Language: English

      Bibliography:

        Ker 1957, item 402

  9. Item: fol. 161v

      Title (B.12.4.2): Bidding Prayers

      Incipit: (fol. 161v) + Wultan we gebiddan god ealmihtine

      Text Language: English

      Bibliography:

        Ker 1957, item 402

  10. Item: fol. 161v

      Title (B.16.24.4): York: List of Sureties

      Incipit: (fol. 161v) Đis sindan þa festermen. Elfricas

      Text Language: English

      Bibliography:

        Ker 1957, item 402

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Condition: All the leaves in the final quire are covered, recto and verso, by repair mesh. Heslop 2004 argues that the quire was made expressly for the Gospel volume c. 1020, at the time of the Cnut document.

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