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Biblia Sacra Latina, Versio Vulgata

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@ University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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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 XIIIth century, Roger Bacon condemned unsparingly manuscripts which, although they were skillfully and beautifully written, transmitted inaccuracies of text.Latin text in angular Gothic script.
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Text
Format:
Manuscripts (Document Genre)Manuscripts Vellum (Parchment)Gothic Scripts
Created Date:
1250
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Otto F. Ege, "Fifty Original Leaves from Medieval Manuscripts", 12th-15th century

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University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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