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'Cest le prelogue de cest liure qui est des Assises & des usages & des plais de la haute Court dou roiaume de Ierusalem', Written in the first half of the 14th century

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MS. Seldon Supra 69

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'Cest le prelogue de cest liure qui est des Assises & des usages & des plais de la haute Court dou roiaume de Ierusalem', the book follows at fol. 4v, in 272 chapters: twelve leaves of the end of the 14th cent. precede, bearing a list of the chapters, and (fol. xiiiv) 'La nouuelle Assize' of James de Lusignan, king of Cyprus, Jan. 1, 1395: some omitted chapters are at fols. 291, 311.

This is the well-known treatise of 'le bon Iohan de Ybelin conte de Iaphe & de Scalone & seignor de Rames' (fol. iii) which was adopted in 1369 as a code of laws for the kingdom of Cyprus. Three chapters (at foll. 30, 281v, 289) are noted as being taken 'Ex opere Philippi de Nauara'.

The hand changes at fols. 60 and 143v: 13 or more leaves are wanting at the end.'Francisci Attaris Cyprii & amicorum', 16th cent. (fols, iii, 1): he writes Italian and French notes in several places. The name 'Carlo di Mazi' is on fol. 10 (17th cent. ?).

Dates

  • Written in the first half of the 14th century

Extent

313 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • French

Shelfmark

MS. Seldon Supra 69

Arrangement

Old Selden mark = 69

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. II, no. 3457

Custodial History

Manuscript 3472 acquired by the Bodleian Library

Physical Facet

On parchment, in double columns, with illuminated capitals, etc.

Dimensions

10 1/8 × 8 1/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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