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La miscelánea del códice München, BSB, Clm 14497, el De ortu et obitu patriarcharum y el De numeris pseudoisidoriano


Cardelle de Hartmann, Carmen (2012). La miscelánea del códice München, BSB, Clm 14497, el De ortu et obitu patriarcharum y el De numeris pseudoisidoriano. Filologia Mediolatina, 19:9-44.

Abstract

Codex Clm 14497 of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich, contains a miscellany of excerpts from Isidore’s Etymologiae and from the works of Eucherius of Lyons, some minor texts, and passages of two pseudo-Isidorian tractates, De ortu et obitu patriarcharum and De numeris, that were probably written by an Irishman on the continent. This collection of texts is not restricted to the Munich miscellany, as there exists another, incomplete copy in the manuscript Karlsruhe, Badische Landesbibliothek, Aug. perg. 112. McNally, who first studied the two pseudo-Isidorian tractates, considered the Munich passages to be excerpts and was followed in this opinion by the editor of De ortu et obitu patriarcharum, Carracedo Fraga, whereas Dolbeau and Orlandi argued that the Munich miscellany is a collection of materials that predates the redaction of De ortu. A comparison of the passages of De numeris in Clm 14497 with the oldest manuscripts of both of its redactions (long and short) corroborates this latter point of view. This article further establishes that the oldest text of both tractates is transmitted in the manuscript Colmar, Bibliothèque municipale, 39 with the long redaction, whereas the short redaction is clearly derivative. Therefore, the stemma codicum proposed by McNally and Carracedo is completely revised. An analysis of the miscellany as such reveals that its author had already worked on his sources and ordered them according to changing criteria. His activity can be fixed to about the middle of the 8th century in Alemannic lands and in Bavaria, but he also had contacts to Northern Italy. His selection is triggered by an interest in the Bible’s literal level, in specialised Latin vocabulary, and in questions of Christian morality.

Abstract

Codex Clm 14497 of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich, contains a miscellany of excerpts from Isidore’s Etymologiae and from the works of Eucherius of Lyons, some minor texts, and passages of two pseudo-Isidorian tractates, De ortu et obitu patriarcharum and De numeris, that were probably written by an Irishman on the continent. This collection of texts is not restricted to the Munich miscellany, as there exists another, incomplete copy in the manuscript Karlsruhe, Badische Landesbibliothek, Aug. perg. 112. McNally, who first studied the two pseudo-Isidorian tractates, considered the Munich passages to be excerpts and was followed in this opinion by the editor of De ortu et obitu patriarcharum, Carracedo Fraga, whereas Dolbeau and Orlandi argued that the Munich miscellany is a collection of materials that predates the redaction of De ortu. A comparison of the passages of De numeris in Clm 14497 with the oldest manuscripts of both of its redactions (long and short) corroborates this latter point of view. This article further establishes that the oldest text of both tractates is transmitted in the manuscript Colmar, Bibliothèque municipale, 39 with the long redaction, whereas the short redaction is clearly derivative. Therefore, the stemma codicum proposed by McNally and Carracedo is completely revised. An analysis of the miscellany as such reveals that its author had already worked on his sources and ordered them according to changing criteria. His activity can be fixed to about the middle of the 8th century in Alemannic lands and in Bavaria, but he also had contacts to Northern Italy. His selection is triggered by an interest in the Bible’s literal level, in specialised Latin vocabulary, and in questions of Christian morality.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Department of Greek and Latin Philology
Dewey Decimal Classification:470 Latin & Italic languages
480 Classical & modern Greek languages
Language:Spanish
Date:2012
Deposited On:25 Oct 2012 08:47
Last Modified:07 Dec 2017 15:43
Publisher:Edizioni del Galluzzo

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