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Missale Plenarium

@ University of Massachusetts, Amherst


Many Missals, Bibles, and Psalters of the XIIth century were written in this fine, bold script. It was a revived form of the IXth century Carolingian miniscule. In the absence of miniatures and decoration, it is difficult to assign a manuscript in this hand to a particular country. Some of the letters in this book, however, have been carefully compared with those in a manuscript known to have been ordered in Spain in 1189 A.D. by a certain Abbot Gutterius, and it was found that the resemblance is striking. It is possible, therefore, that this leaf was written in the same monastery. However, because of the uniformity of all scripts in the early period, many English and French manuscripts could present close similarities in the style of writing." Probably produced in either Spain or southern France.Latin text in revived Carolingian script.
Manuscripts (Document Genre)Manuscripts Vellum (Parchment)Missals
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Otto F. Ege, "Fifty Original Leaves from Medieval Manuscripts", 12th-15th century

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