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William of Jumi ges OSB, Gesta Normannorum ducum. Robert de Torigni OSB, Chronica. Iohannes de Plano Carpini, Historia Mongolorum. Willelmus de Rubruk OFM, Itinerarium ad partes orientales(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
William of Jumi ges etc. Itinera Odorici, W. de Rubruc, etc.
Codicology:Vellum, 291 x 182 mm(Content authored by Corpus Christi College), (11.5 x 7.2 in.), ff. 200 + 2, 37 lines to a page. Cent. xiv (first half) in a good large clear hand, perhaps modelled on the Italian script of the time.
Collation: 2 flyleaves, 112 212 38 412-612 (wants 12) 712-912 108 (wants 6-8) 1110 (wants 6-10) 1212 1312 1412 144 1512-1912 (wants 12).
2 fo.: manu tenebat.
Provenance:At the bottom of 1 is the mark: In. 3. J. This is the mark of the Abbey of St Mary at York. In C. C. C. Oxford MS. 224 is one very similar, together with the name of the monastery. Others are at Dublin1 and Dublin2 and in Lord Herries' Library at Everingham: cf. MS 309 in this collection.
Research:In M. Delisle's M langes de Pal ographie et de Bibliographie, 1880, p. 190, a Leyden manuscript is described, the contents of which coincide in a remarkable degree with those of the volume under consideration. It is Vossianus 104 of the early xivth cent., has 191 leaves, and formerly belonged to Paul Petau. To M. Delisle's description I owe many of the references inserted above. A statement of the correspondences of the two books may be given here:

It is evident that the two are sister books. The only important difference between them is that the Leyden MS. contains the History of Geoffrey of Monmouth. The Cambridge MS. may at one time have contained this also, since at the place where it would naturally come (after p. 216) a quire ends. The one thing in the Cambridge MS. which does not occur in the Leyden one is the Bull added on p. 278 by a later hand
Foliation: ff. a-b + i-ii + pp. 1-400 + ff. c-d(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Language: Latin and Anglo-Norman.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Contents
1.
1-206
William of Jumi ges OSB, Gesta Normannorum ducum, with a continuation 1070-1135 by Robert de Torigni OSB (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Gulielmi Gemiticensis de ducibus Normannorum cum continuatione incerti autoris ad annum 1271, lib. ix (Content authored by Nasmith)
1
Rubric:
De castitate Rollonis et quomodo reduxit corpus beati audoeni etc.
1
Incipit:
Quante humilitatis Rollo fuit
2
Rubric:
Quoddam miraculum in tempore Rollonis
2
Incipit:
Quidam uero aliud dicitur eidem comiti accidisse
(Knight rides on the Seine. Prophecy)
3
Incipit:
Similiter rex francie facit fidelitatem
3
Incipit:
De Ricardo filio primi ricardi dicitur quod fuerit pater patrie
5
Explicit:
manerium quod ipse illis pro anima sua dabat
These anecdotes are in the edition of William of Jumi ges by Duchesne, under the title of Additamenta ad Hist. Normannorum p. 315
5
Rubric:
Incipit Epistola Willelmi Gemeticensis ad Willelmi ortodoxorum Anglorum regem in Norman. ducum gestis
5
Incipit:
Pio uictorioso atque ortodoxo
6
Explicit:
uictoriose acque orthodoxe
6
Rubric:
Explicit epistola etc.
6
Rubric:
Capitula libri primi
6
Incipit:
Ex quo francorum resumptis uiribus
13
Liber II
30
Liber(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) III
37
Liber(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) IV
51
Liber(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) V
62
Liber(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) VI
76
Liber(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) VII
112
Liber(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) VIII (gesta Henrici by Robert de Torigni)
The capitula of liber VIII are 43, but they do not agree with the divisions of the text. Thus no. 34 of the Capitula corresponds to ch. xxx of the text
C. xv ends imperfectly p. 126
126
Explicit:
Occiso autem illo almalrico Rodulfus de toneio
pp. 127-130 are blank
131
The text is resumed in c. xxi
131
Incipit:
cateruis more pugnantium necnon et equitibus
This gap occurs in all known copies, which are derived from the Leyden MS. 20, formerly at Bec
139
C. xxx ends
139
Explicit:
gaudia misericorditer tribuat qui cum patre etc. secula seculorum. Amen
140
Rubric:
Explicit liber gestorum ducum normannie continens res gestas primi henrici regis anglorum et ducis normannorum epyth. (i.e. epythaphium)
140
“Quod modicum prestent quod opes magnum nichil extent”
140
Henricus pridem. tunc terror. nunc cinis idem”
Without title, continuation
140
Incipit:
De filiabus primi Willelmi regis anglorum sororibus incliti regis henrici etc.
(= 35 of capitula to lib. VIII)
The capitula take us down to p. 147 of text
147
Explicit:
Thebaldus electus beccensis ecclesie benedictus est abbas apud Rothomagum anno domino hugone archiepiscopo
(Delisle, Rob. de Torigni I 208)
Text continues
147
Rubric:
mcxxxix
147
Incipit:
Stephanus rex anglorum in natali obsedit bedefort
Down to the year 1169 ( “et multi in ea perierunt” ): this forms part of the chronicle of Robert de Torigni
Change of ink occurs on p. 188 and on pp. 189-190 change of hand, though the character of the script is the same
Ends (1272)
206
Explicit:
a ciuitatibus et castellis normannie receptus est
Edited by Duchesne (pp. 1003 1014) from MS. Bib. Nat. 14663 latin, also in the Recueil des historiens des Gaules et de la France(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) XII 788, XVIII 345, XXIII 213. It begins in 1169: “Fundata est abbatia de Wallomonte” .
2.
207-216
Historia breuis Angliae a morte Gulielmi I. ad annum 1239 (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Historia brevis Angliae a morte Gulielmi I. ad annum 1239 (Content authored by Nasmith)
207
No title
207
Rubric:
Mo. lxxxo. vijo.
207
Incipit:
Obiit Guillelmus rex anglorum et dux normannie qui angliam
Ends (1239)
215
Explicit:
Eodem anno natus fuit edoardus filius h. regis anglie
216
blank
Hardy III 74. Edited, from 1210, in the Recueil des historiens des Gaules et de la France XVIII 343 from the Paris MS. 14663
3.
217-236
Einhard, Vita Caroli regis Francorum et imperatoris Romanorum (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Vita et conversatio excellentissimi principis D. Karoli magni quondam imperatoris et regis Franciae (Content authored by Nasmith)
217
Rubric:
Hic incipit uita et conuersatio etc.
The Life by Eginhard without Walafrid's Prologue
217
Incipit:
Uitam et conuersationem et ex parte non modica res gesta(s) domini et nutritoris mei Karoli
Ends after the will
236
Explicit:
Hec omnia filius eius hludouicus ... summa deuotione adimplere curauit
4.
236-261
Historia Franciae ab Antenore ad annum 1137 (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Historia Franciae ab Antenore ad annum 1137 (Content authored by Nasmith)
No title: known as the Abrege des gestes des Rois de France
236
Incipit:
Antenor et alii profugi ab excidio troie
261
Explicit:
successit ei ludouicus iunior rex francorum et dux acquitanorum anno ab incarnacione domini mo. co. xxxo. vijo
Edited by Waitz in MGH. Scriptores IX 395-406
5.
262-265
La pes et lordenance fete entre excellenz princes Loys roi de France et Henri roi d'Engleterre (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
La pes et lordenance fete entre excellenz princes Loys roi de France et Henri roi d'Engleterre (Content authored by Nasmith)
262
(261)
Incipit:
Henris par la grace de dieu
264
Explicit:
lan de lincarnacion nostre seignor m. cc. cinquante nouieme et mois de septembre
6.
264-277
Bulla Gregorii papae contra Simonem et Guidonem de Monteforti occisores cum eorum excusationibus et condemnatione (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Bulla Gregorii papae de morte Henrici de Alemannia filii Ricardi imperatoris electi contra Simonem et Guidonem de Monteforti occisores cum eorum excusationibus et condemnatione (Content authored by Nasmith)
The title of 6 follows item 5(Content authored by Corpus Christi College), but half a page is blank, and the text of 6 begins on p. 265
Title
264
Rubric:
Citatio contra (guid)onemerased de monteforti facta a gregorio papa X
265
Incipit:
Gregorius etc. ad certitudinem presencium et memoriam futurorum. quondam henrici de alemannia etc.
266
Explicit:
Kalends marcii anno primo
(1273). Potthast no. 20682
266
Rubric:
Excusationes (erasure) de monteforti directe ad gregiam papam X
266
Incipit:
Querela patris de se
268
Explicit:
ad iustum iudicium subeundum
268
Rubric:
Responsiones ad excusationes guidonis de monteforti et condempnatio ipsius
268
Incipit:
Ad perpetuam rei memoriam nephandum scelus
275
(Orvieto, kalends Aprilis anno secundo) Potthast no. 20712
276
Paragraphs (on which see Delisle Melanges, pp. 193, 4)
276
Incipit:
Clodoneus (so) primus rex francorum xxx annis regnauit
276
Explicit:
ludouicus filius eiusdem ludouici xlvii annis
(Partly in French)
On the Electors
276
Incipit:
Tres otones per successionem generis
276
Explicit:
Hii statuunt dominum cunctis per secula summum. Germanica continet alemannicos...ad hungariae sunt limites imperii et usque clauoniae
276
Incipit:
Conueniunt autem dicti electores
Story of Charlemagne and a fairy (Gaston Paris, Hist. poetique de Charlemagne, p. 384)
277
Poem, in twelve quatrains, by a Welshman
277
Trucidate(-re) saxones soliti cambrenses
Ad cognates britones et cornubienses
Requiraunt ut veniant per accutos enses
Ad debellandos inimicos saxonienses
...
Hoc arthuri patruus uelit impetrare
Sanctus daui1 maximus anglum ultra mare
Scimus festum marti(i)s kalendis instare
Ad natale solum britones studeat reuocare
...
Istis suis finibus contigit regnare
Illis duces presides reges triumphare
Quibus nullo merito se possint equare
Est quam regnare longe plus induperare
This is the last stanza written
Ed. from a Leyden MS. (see post) by T. Wright, Political Songs of England, p. 56
7.
278-278
Bulla Ioannis papae data A. D. 1326, pro pace concilianda inter reges Franciae et Angliae (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Bulla Ioannis papae data A. D. 1326, pro pace concilianda inter reges Franciae et Angliae (Content authored by Nasmith)
278
In another hand
8.
279-321
Iohannes de Plano Carpini, Historia mongolorum quos nos tartaros appellamus (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Iohannis de Plano-carpini ordinis fratrum minorum A. S. in partibus orient, nuncii historia Mongalorum quos nos Tartaros appellamus (Content authored by Nasmith)
279
Rubric:
Incipit ystoria mongalorum quos nos tartaros appellamus
279
Incipit:
Omnibus fidelibus ad quos presens scriptura peruenerit fr. Johannes de plano carpini
279
Rubric:
Explicit salutatio. incipit prologus
279
Incipit:
Cum ex mandate sedis apostolice
279
Explicit:
ab aliis infametur
279
Incipit:
Uolentes igitur facta scribere
321
Explicit:
siue perfectius illa que nondum erant completa
321
Rubric:
Explicit historia mongalorum quos nos tartaros appellamus
Edited by D'Avezac, 1839
9.
321-400
Willelmus de Rubruk OFM, Itinerarium ad partes orientales (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Itinerarium Willelmi de Rubruc ad partes orientales (Content authored by Nasmith)
Modern (xvi) title
321
Incipit:
Excellentissimo domino ... ludovico dei gracia regi francorum illustri frater Willelmus de rubruc
398
Explicit:
Immo plures interpretes et copiosas expensas
Ed. by D'Avezac, 1839. Also in MS 66. 10, MS 407. 2
Extract from Ethicus' Cosmography
398
Incipit:
Ut ait ethicus ph'icus gens stultissima est inter alias gentes
399
Explicit:
alexander caspias portas muniuit
Lower part of leaf (probably blank) cut off
400
Incipit:
Martinus (IV: to the Friars minor) Dilectis filiis ad fructus uberes quos in agro dominico
Explicit:
4. Ides Januarii anno primo
(1282. Potthast no. 21837)
1  Wright reads “[qui]dam” : but clearly his MS. must have agreed with ours