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'...Breuiarium secundum ritum sacrosancte Romane ecclesie', Written chiefly at the beginning of the 15th century at Ravenna

MS. Canon. Liturg. 167
Held at the Weston Library

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'...Breuiarium secundum ritum sacrosancte Romane ecclesie', consisting of:

  1. A Calendar (fol. 1)
  2. Psalter, etc. (fol. 10)
  3. Proprium de Tempore, with benedictions (fol. 80)
  4. Proprium ('festiuitates') Sanctorum (fol. 327)
  5. 'Commune Sanctorum' (fol. 487) with smaller offices, including that of the Virgin (fol. 512)
  6. 'In agenda Mortuorum' (fol. 518)

The Calendar is of Ravenna. Much of the volume is palimpsest, written over at least two erased MSS. (1) of the 13th cent., perhaps a Canon Law treatise, (2) of the 12th cent., a theological work. Words from the first are' notificauerat quod eam uolebat... conferre aut interdixerat ne conferret ... seu illam sue reseruauerat collationi' (fol. 21): and from the second 'uerba legis. complicantes ea et ligantes infronte. et quasi coronam capit ...' (fol. 261), 'uerbum non de secularibus sed de regno Dei' (fol. 319).


  • Creation: Written chiefly at the beginning of the 15th century at Ravenna


526 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Canon. Liturg. 167

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. IV, no. 19297


  • See Frere, Bibl. Mus.-Lit. , p. 20.

Physical Facet

On parchment, largely palimpsest, in double columns


6 3/4 × 5 1/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom