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John of Saint-Victor OSA, Memoriale historiarum(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Iohannes Parisiensis memoriale Historiarum
Codicology:Vellum, 318 x 225 mm(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) (12.5 x 8.7 in.), ff. 275 + 1, double columns of 50 lines. Cent. xiv late, in clear ugly black hand.
Collation: 1 flyleaf, 112-1712 (wants 5) 1812-2212 | gap | 2312 (1 now bound as 11).
2 fo.: est per prelium.
Provenance:An erased inscription on f. 1r at top:
“Cronica magna boa de librario.” (?)
“Cronica magna V.”
On f. 39r: “Ihesus hawe marcye off me amen Jo beyk” .
At top of text: “I parisiensis G” .
Research:Hardy III 375. Tanner Bibl. p. 572 mentions a Flores historiarum by this author “in bibliotheca Gualteri Cope.” Compare the Memoriale historiarum given by Parker to the University Library (Ii. 2. 18). This volume, handsomely written in cent. xiv late, in double columns of 47 lines, begins:
Labilis est hominum memoria
...cum dei adiutorio perstringemus
In huius operis inicio primum de diuersarum origine gencium
but ends exactly as the Corpus Christi copy, as Joscelin has noted.
Duchesne Historiae Francorum Scriptores I 128-133 prints a passage from a “Memoriale Historiarum Ioannis Parisiensis Canon. Regul. ap. S. Victorem MS.” which occurs in the University Library MS., pp. 19-24.
Foliation: ff. aa + a-b + i + 1-196 (197 missing) + 198-264 (265-277 missing) + 278-289 + c-d(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Language: Latin and Middle French.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
John of Saint-Victor OSA, Memoriale historiarum (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
In exordio rerum et initio creaturarum opifex omnium deus
The gaps are at William I (1 leaf) and the end of Edward I (a quire)
Ends in 1322
propter hoc fecit ei dictus comes multas iniurias et penurias perpeti sine causa
On the verso of the last leaf is a note
Liber iste vocatur collectorium hystoriarum quia in eo collecta sunt utiliora et notabiliora excerpta primo de ystoriis sacre scripture etc.
(not important)
followed by
Tabula progenierum francie
showing the descent of Edward from “ Philippe le conqueraunt
With explanatory text in French below