Penn Library's Ms. Codex 1577 - Fiorecti del libro de Sancto Francesco [etc.]. (Video Orientation)

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Francis of Assisi Saint 1182-1226 -- Legends -- Early works to 1800
Clare of Assisi Saint 1194-1253 -- Legends -- Early works to 1800
Clare of Assisi Saint 1194-1253
Francis of Assisi Saint 1182-1226
Franciscans -- Early works to 1800
Monasticism and religious orders -- Rules
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Illuminations (painting)
Manuscripts Italian -- 15th century
Manuscripts Renaissance
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Italian Literature
Renaissance Studies
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Video Orientation to the University of Pennsylvania Library's Ms. Codex 1577, chapters from Parts I-III of the Fioretti di San Francesco (stories and legends about Saint Francis and his disciples and followers) accompanied by an Italian translation of the 13th-century Latin account of the life of Francis' early companion Brother Juniper; an Italian prose translation of the Latin Legenda Sancta Clarae virginis by Thomas of Celano; an Italian translation of the rule of the Franciscans approved by Honorius III and issued by him in 1223 in the papal bull Solet annuere; and an Italian translation of the testament of Francis, first written in Latin before his death in 1226. The manuscript has marginal numbers for 119 chapters that include even those sections that are not part of the Fioretti; the numbers start over again for the rule and testament at the end. The numbers for chapters from the Fioretti often do not match the numbering in published editions. Occasional marginal notes point to miracles in the text (f. 63v-64r, for example). Slight losses to the vertical catchwords and a marginal note in an italic hand (f. 71v) due to trimming. Written in northern Italy, possibly Venice or Ferrara, between 1460 and 1480 (Les Enluminures). Digital copies and a full record are available through Franklin: Record on Internet Archive, with a link to a PDF:
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