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A general history of Europe, from the time of Julius Caesar to the beginning of the 16th century

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MS. Add. D. 1

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A general history of Europe, from the time of Julius Caesar to the beginning of the 16th century, written by means of a series of successive class biographies or accounts of:
  1. Popes (fol. 1);
  2. Emperors and Kings (fol. 62v);
  3. Heretics (fol. 93);
  4. Councils (fol. 97);
  5. Saints (fol. 101v);
  6. Religious Orders (fol. 136v);
  7. Philosophers and learned men (fol. 141v);
  8. Generals (fol. 171v);
  9. Rulers of countries and states who were not Emperors or Kings (fol. 182).
With an alphabetical index of names.

It ends abruptly in an account of Andreas Contarenus at the words 'vt Vngarie tegi vsque' (catchwords, ad decennium).

Dates

  • written in about A.D. 1520 in North Italy

Extent

240 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Add. D. 1, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Add. D. 1

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18653

Abstract

A general history of Europe, from the time of Julius Caesar to the beginning of the 16th century, written in about A.D. 1520 m North Italy.

Biographical / Historical

Biographical details unknown.

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. V, no. 28751.

Custodial History

An erased printed stamp is on fols. iv, 238v. '31.'

Sale lot no. 142 at the 1860 Sotheby's auction and described as 'formerly in the archives of two princely Roman Families'.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased for 5s at an auction at Sotheby's (sale lot no. 142) on June 20-21, 1860.

Physical Facet

On paper, imperfect at end

Dimensions

14 3/8 × 10 3/8 in.
Title
A general history of Europe, from the time of Julius Caesar to the beginning of the 16th century
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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