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Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts

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The Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts Collection contains images of 21 unbound manuscript items and 10 bound manuscript items from the Special Collections of the University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library. These manuscripts were written in various locations across Europe and the Middle East, from early in the 12th century to the 17th century C.E.

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Time Period Covered: 12th century - 17th century, C.E. 

Published:  April 30, 2010,  University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections

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Title:   Aucupatorium herodiorum, ex antiquorum philozophorum dictis per magistrum ebirhardum hitfelt collectum et translatum in laycum ydeoma.

Creator:  Hicfelt, Eberhard

Date:  1600; 1699

Resource type:   codices

This is probably a 17th c. copy of a 15th c. book on Falconry.

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    Title:   Book of Hours

    Creator:  Catholic Church

    Date:  undated

    Resource type:   codices

    Text is from the Litany of the Saints.

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      Title:   Book of Hours

      Creator:  Catholic Church

      Date:  1425; 1475

      Resource type:   codices

      Texts are canticles from Psalms (Iuxta LXX) 119:7-122:4.

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        Title:   Book of Hours

        Date:  1450; 1499

        Resource type:   codices

        Text is Psalms (Iuxta LXX) 123:6-124:5.

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          Title:   Book of Hours

          Date:  1400; 1499

          Resource type:   codices

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            Title:   Book of Hours

            Date:  1450; 1499

            Resource type:   codices

            Text is from a set of Responsories.

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              Title:   Book of Hours?

              Creator:  Catholic Church

              Date:  1250; 1299

              Resource type:   codices

              Text is Psalm (Iuxta LXX) 118:21-40.

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                Title:   Book of Hours?

                Creator:  Catholic Church

                Date:  1325; 1375

                Resource type:   codices

                Text is probably part the daily office for lay individuals according to the Sarum Use. This leaf begins in a reading from Genesis 3 in the middle of verse 1.

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                  Title:   Book of Hours?

                  Creator:  Catholic Church

                  Date:  1400; 1499

                  Resource type:   codices

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                    Title:   Book of Hours?

                    Date:  undated

                    Resource type:   codices

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                      Title:   Book of Hours?

                      Creator:  Catholic Church

                      Date:  1250; 1299

                      Resource type:   codices

                      Text is Habacuc 3:9-18.

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                        Title:   Breviary

                        Creator:  Catholic Church

                        Date:  1300; 1350

                        Resource type:   codices

                        Text is Lessons 1-7 for the Feast of the Circumcision.

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                          Title:   Contract

                          Date:  1442-11-06

                          Resource type:   codices

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                            Title:   Copiosa discrittione delle cose di Cipro ed le ragioni in favore o contra diverse openioni

                            Creator:  Savorgnano, Ascanio; Cagnino, Allessandro

                            Date:  1578

                            Resource type:   codices

                            In addition to the principle text, there is a prefatory epistle from Francesco Marcaldi to Scipione Bonleo (fol. 2).

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                              Title:   Eunuchus

                              Creator:  Terence

                              Date:  1450; 1499

                              Resource type:   codices

                              Text is from the end of Act 2 through the beginning of Act 3 of The Eunuch.

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                                Title:   Gradual

                                Creator:  Catholic Church

                                Date:  1500; 1599

                                Resource type:   codices

                                Text is from the Mass beginning with a communion proper.

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                                  Title:   Hecyra

                                  Creator:  Terence

                                  Date:  1450; 1499

                                  Resource type:   codices

                                  Text is from the end of Act 4 through the beginning of Act 5 of The Mother-in-Law.

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                                    Title:   Hours of the Virgin Mary

                                    Creator:  Catholic Church

                                    Date:  1450; 1499

                                    Resource type:   codices

                                    Text is from the sixth reading of the service at matins for the Virgin.

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                                      Title:   In commemoratione defunctorum

                                      Creator:  Catholic Church

                                      Date:  1450; 1499

                                      Resource type:   codices

                                      Text is a liturgy for observing a vigil for the deceased. The Office of the Dead is use of Paris as shown by the responses to the nine lessons, beginning respectively: Qui lazarum (image 23), Credo quod (image 25), Heu michi (image 27), Ne recorderis (image 36), Domine quando (image 38), Peccantem me (image 40), Domine secundum (image 50), Memento mei (image 52), Libera me domine de morte eterna (image 54). The second text in this codex is the Recommendation of Souls (images 75-105).

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                                        Title:   Italian Herbal

                                        Date:  1475; 1525

                                        Resource type:   codices

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                                          Title:   Koran

                                          Date:  undated

                                          Resource type:   codices

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                                            Title:   Koran

                                            Creator:  Mohammed bin Kuzel Al Isawai

                                            Resource type:   codices

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                                              Title:   Koran

                                              Date:  1207

                                              Resource type:   codices

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                                                Title:   Marci Tullii Ciceronis De amicicia liber...

                                                Creator:  Cicero, Marcus Tullius

                                                Date:  1375; 1425

                                                Resource type:   codices

                                                Texts contained in this codex are Cicero's De amicitia, Paradoxa, De senectute, and the text known as "Sallust's invectives."

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                                                  Title:   Prayer Book

                                                  Creator:  Catholic Church

                                                  Date:  1561

                                                  Resource type:   codices

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