Edited by Orietta Da Rold, Takako Kato, Mary Swan and Elaine Treharne

(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

Hollie Morgan and Takako Kato

London, British Library, Additional 28188

London, British Library, Additional 28188

The Production and Use of English Manuscripts: 1060 to 1220

© 2010-13 The Production and Use of

English Manuscripts 1060 to 1220 |

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Litanies

Date: s. xi2

Summary:

Litanies in a Pontifical (fols 1-76v) and Benedictional (fols 77r-166v) text. They are, according to Dewick, an 'East Anglian type adapted for use at Exeter Cathedral' (1921, pp. 613-18). The greater litany contains the names of numerous Anglo-Saxon saints, including saint Ægelflæd, an abbess of Romsey, who also occurs in the lesser litany.

Manuscript Items:

  1. Item: fols 2-4v, 7r

      Title (B.18.12.EM): Lists of Kings, Saints, and Bishops in Litanies

      Text Language: Latin, with names of English saints.

      Other versions of the text: The litanies are also found in London British Library, Cotton Vitellius A.vii, fols 17v-18r, 20r, copied in s. xi1 (Ker 1957, item 213).

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Form: Codex

Support: Parchment. Flyleaves are modern paper.

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Foliation and/or Pagination: Fols [ii], 1-166, [ii].

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Fol. 153 is blank and glued at the inner edge to fol. 152. Fols 1r and 166v are stained and worn, suggesting that the manuscript was unbound for a long time. Drage suggests that the manuscript may originally have been designed as 'two booklets' (Pontifical and a Benedictional), which were 'easily portable' (Drage 1978, p. 359).

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