A general history of Europe, from the time of Julius Caesar to the beginning of the 16th century
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:
- Popes (fol. 1);
- Emperors and Kings (fol. 62v);
- Heretics (fol. 93);
- Councils (fol. 97);
- Saints (fol. 101v);
- Religious Orders (fol. 136v);
- Philosophers and learned men (fol. 141v);
- Generals (fol. 171v);
- 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).
- Creation: written in about A.D. 1520 in North Italy
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Add. D. 1, fols. 1-2]
MS. Add. D. 1
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 18653
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.
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.
On paper, imperfect at end
14 3/8 × 10 3/8 in.
- A general history of Europe, from the time of Julius Caesar to the beginning of the 16th century
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