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Compilation, mostly in Latin, of religious, literary, historical, and natural-historical works, including classical and contemporary selections, as well as letters by humanist writers Francesco Petrarca and Donatus Albanzani. Over a quarter of the manuscript is devoted to the De ludo scachorum of Jacobus de Cessolis, a collection of sermons about the proper relationships between a king and various classes of subjects, compared to the rules of chess (f. 1r-56r). Other moderately substantial texts include descriptions of various geographic regions from Honorius of Autun's De imagine mundi (f. 61r-71r); a brief history of the Roman civil wars (f. 71v-92r); and the Computus of Bono da Lucca, which deals with the calendar, lunar cycles, and calculations for determining the date of Easter (f. 109r-124v). The manuscript is a palimpsest, with the lower text from the 14th century, probably legal.

Publication Date

8-26-2022

Keywords

Catholic Church -- Liturgy -- Calendar -- Early works to 1800, Catholic Church, Chess -- Early works to 1800, Chess, Kings and rulers -- Duties -- Early works to 1800, Kings and rulers -- Duties, Astronomy -- Early works to 1800, Astronomy, Medea consort of Aegeus King of Athens (Mythological character), Liturgics, Rome -- History -- Civil War 43-31 BC, Cesena (Italy) -- History, Codices (bound manuscripts), Palimpsests, Poems, Treatises, Prayers, Prayers, Sermons, Sermons, Manuscripts Latin -- 15th century, Manuscripts Italian -- 15th century, Manuscripts Renaissance

Disciplines

Catholic Studies | History | Renaissance Studies

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