11th Century

The Codex Benedictus

The Codex Benedictus: an eleventh-century lectionary from Monte Cassino Reprint Corp : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York , 1982. Edited by Paul Meyvaert.; 2 v.: facsims., col. ill.; 39 cm; [v. 1. Facsimile -- v. 2. Commentaries.]; Facsimile reproduction of the Codex Benedictus, prepared from the original MS. Vat. Lat. 1202 in the Biblioteca apostolica vaticana.; Text of facsimile in Latin; commentary in English.; "This edition is limited to 650 copies for the world, of which 600 are for sale"--Colophon.; Issued in slipcase.; pk.; Codex Benedictus; Codices e Vaticanis selecti ; v. 50. 2v. BX2003.A3 M6 1982 Special Collections 

The codex was created at the monastery of Monte Cassino in Italy about 1070. It is a lectionary and contains scriptural references and stories about three saints of the abbey: Benedict; his twin sister, Scholastica; and Maur, Benedict's first disciple. The calligraphy, illustrations, and subject matter make it a rich document of mid eleventh-century life. 

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