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A theological commonplace-book, Written about 1200 in England or northern France

MS. Fairfax 26
Held at the Weston Library

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A theological commonplace-book, in one hand throughout, comprising:

  1. (fol. 1) an incomplete tract, written in the 12th cent. (mr. Anselm is cited), 'de variis capitibus theologicis': (fol. 17) excerpts without arrangement from the Fathers, beginning with Fulgentius and including Bede, Gregory, Isidore, Jerome, etc.
  2. (fol. 38) the 'Elucidarium' as in Migne, Patr. Lat., tom. clxxii, col. 1109
  3. (fol. 66v) Augustine's 'Enchiridion ad Laurentium urbis Romae primicerium' as in Migne, Patr. Lat., tom. xl, col. 231
  4. (fol. 75) homilies: beg. 'Fratres nos qui religioso habitu'
  5. (fol. 78v) the exposition of Pope Gregory on the Song of Songs, as in Migne, Patr. Lat., tom. lxxix, col. 471
  6. The whole of the first quire and the first leaf of the second are missing


  • Creation: Written about 1200 in England or northern France


82 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Fairfax 26

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. 3906

Physical Facet

On parchment, binding, 17th-century white parchment


7 9/10 × 5 1/5 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom