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

Orietta Da Rold

Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, Lat. 8846

Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, Lat. 8846

The Production and Use of English Manuscripts: 1060 to 1220

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English Manuscripts 1060 to 1220 |

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The Paris Psalter; The Anglo-Catalan Psalter

Date: s. xii2


A Psalter, datable perhaps to 1180-1190, with Latin marginal and interlinear glosses to the Gallicanum from the Latin Glossa Ordinaria; a continuous Anglo-Norman gloss to the Hebraicum, and a few Old English glosses to the Romanum. The opening words of Psalms 59, 64, 77 and 87 are glossed in English on fols 103v, 109v, 135r and 154v (See for a complete transcription, Hargreaves and Clark 1965, p. 444 and Pulsiano and Hussey 2008, pp. 115-116).

The manuscript seems, in its conception, to be a direct copy of the Eadwine Psalter (CTC R. 17. 1), with influences from the Utrecht Psalter (Utrecht, Universiteitsbibliotheek 32). The work on the psalter seems to have been abandoned (see for a fuller discussion Pulsiano and Hussey 2008, p. 111) in the later twelfth century, and completed by Catalan artists when the manuscript reached Spain, perhaps in the thirteenth or fourteenth centuries.

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  1. Item: fols 6r-174v

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Form: codex

Support: parchment


Foliation and/or Pagination: i + 177 + iii leaves, foliated A, B, 1-175. Foliated in ink and pencil. The foliation in pencil is not always visible.


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