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'Historia magni & nobilis principis Alexandri', written in about A.D. 1400, in England

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MS. Douce 299
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In five books, with a prologue and lists of chapters: prol. beg. 'Historiam magni principis': text beg. 'Inter ceteras mundi partes': the authors from which the present compilation was made are enumerated in the prologue. M. Paul Meyer (Alexandre le Grand, 1886, ii. 57, 63) has investigated this volume, which is the unique MS. of an attempt to combine the Epitome of Julius Valerius with a fabulous history compiled at St. Alban's abbey. The author's name began with T, as the prologue shows: and his reference to Ralph Higden (fol. 1) shows that he wrote probably in the second half of the 14th cent.

Dates

  • written in about A.D. 1400, in England

Extent

119 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin

Shelfmark

MS. Douce 299

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 21873

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

Physical Facet

On parchment

Dimensions

10 3/4 × 8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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