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A translation of the De re militari, written in the 14th cent.

MS. Douce 149
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

'Ci commence ... li abregemenz noble home Vegece franc & resue des establissemenz apartenanz a cheualerie ...': a translation of the De re militari. After fol. 1 a leaf is lost containing the first part of the first chapter: fol. 2 beg. 'terres du monde par mile autre chose.' This may be the translation by Jean de Meun. [J. de M.'s translation was made in 1284, and I suggest that this MS. is late 13th cent. E.W.B.N.].

'Iste liber est Guillermj .. . di' (15th cent.) [I suggest 'Guilhermj Brydi.' E.W.B. N.]: 'Detrey. 1664.'.


  • Creation: written in the 14th cent.


114 leaves, in double columns

Language of Materials

  • French


MS. Douce 149

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 21723

Our best descriptions for medieval items in this collection are in Medieval Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries under MSS. Douce.

Physical Facet

On parchment


10 1/8 × 7 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom