Detail View: CARY GRAPHIC ARTS COLLECTION: Biblia sacra Latina, versio vulgata: fragment

Filename: 
cc20190605_13
Identifier: 
cc20190605_13
Title: 
Biblia sacra Latina, versio vulgata: fragment
Subject: 
Bible - Illustrations
Subject: 
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval
Subject: 
Manuscripts, Medieval
Summary: 
Ms. This manuscript leaf is part of a collection of medieval manuscript leaves selected to illustrate the art of the manuscript during the period of its greatest development and influence. They have been taken from books written in various European scriptoria by Benedictine, Franciscan, Carthusian, Dominican, and other orders of monks. Many are enriched with handsome borders, initial letters, and line-endings rendered in color. Twenty-five are illuminated with burnished gold or silver. The texts include the Bible, various church service books, the writings of the Church fathers, and some of the Classics.
Summary: 
In angular gothic script
Summary: 
It is usually difficult to distinguish the miniature or portable Bibles made by the young Dominican friars in England from those written in France. At times the colophon tells us that a book was executed in the Sorbonne, the newly founded school of theology in Paris, or in the University Center at Oxford. The Dominican order was founded in 1216 A.D. and soon spread all over Europe. About 1219 A.D., King Alexander of Scotland met St. Dominic in Paris and persuaded him to send some members of his brotherhood to Scotland. From here they spread to England. The original master text was carelessly transcribed again and again. It may even have been incorrectly copied from the Alcuinian text written for Charlemagne. Therefore, "correctories" had to be made. In the latter part of the 13th century, Roger Bacon condemned unsparingly manuscripts which, although they were skillfully and beautifully written, transmitted inaccuracies of text. This vellum leaf was created in Oxford, England.
Digital Publisher: 
Rochester Institute of Technology - RIT Libraries - Cary Graphic Arts Collection
Contributor: 
Ege, Otto F.
Date of Original: 
1250 approximate
Date of Digitization: 
2019
Broad Type: 
still image
Specific Type: 
manuscript (documents)
Digital File Format: 
jpeg
Physical Format: 
books
Dimensions of Original: 
20 x 14 cm
Language: 
Latin
Original Item Location: 
PORTFOLIO BOX 1-13
Digital Project: 
2019_027_manuscripts
Catalog Record: 
https://albert.rit.edu/record=b1426931
Place: 
England - Oxford
Rights: 
RIT Libraries makes materials from its collections available for educational and research purposes pursuant to U.S. Copyright Law. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. It is your responsibility to obtain permission from the copyright holder to publish or reproduce images in print or electronic form.
Notes: 
The manuscript leaves of this collection were accumulated and selected and most of the accompanying information was prepared over a period of forty years by the late Otto F. Ege, Dean of the Cleveland Institute of Art and Lecturer on the History of the Book at the School of Library Science, Western Reserve University. Each leaf is matted and accompanied by a descriptive letterpress label.
Other Title: 
Bible. Latin. Vulgate. Fragments. Middle 13th century