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

Elaine Treharne

Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, 196

Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, 196

The Production and Use of English Manuscripts: 1060 to 1220

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English Manuscripts 1060 to 1220 |

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Martyrology; Vindicta salvatoris

Date: s. xi3/4


Pages 1-110 contain an extensive but incomplete martyrology, which begins acephalously at 19th March with the words 'se ys to þam'. Several quires must be gone at the beginning. The manuscript ends imperfectly at 21st December (St Phomas) 'on þa [ceastr]e'. Pages 111-22 contain the Old English Vindicta Salvatoris, beginning part-way through the text with 'swa þu woldest' and ending with 'Lá wif' (Ker 1957, p. 75).

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  1. Item: pp. 1-110

      Title (B.19.2): Martyrology

      Incipit: (p. 1) se ys to þam geset þæt he celeð ƿæra tungla

      Explicit: (p. 110) ne myhton ælreorde ƿeode hergian on þa

      Text Language: English

      Note: Incomplete


  2. Item: pp. 111-22

      Title (B.8.5.4): Apocrypha: Vindicta Salvatoris

      Incipit: (p. 111) sƿa þu ƿoldest ond eac þe toforan tyberie þam casere gebringan.

      Explicit: (p. 122) Ac uolosianus hire to cƿæð. La ƿif

      Text Language: English

      Note: Ends imperfectly


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Form: Codex

Support: Leaves are arranged HHFF. The flyleaves are of the date of binding.


Foliation and/or Pagination: Fols ii + 61 + ii. The medieval leaves are paginated 1-122.



Many of the manuscript folios show signs of wear (and, indeed, cockling, as if the manuscript were only loosely gathered for some time), and especially towards the end of the volume. Water damage seems to have affected the opening leaves in their lower, outer margins. Other leaves have been damaged around the outer margins, but legibility is not impaired. Some manuscript folios, again towards the end, seem to have been end pieces. Natural holes are written around, and some tears in the membrane are repaired (e.g., p. 43).

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