Detail View: Medieval Document Collection: Papal Bull, 1257 May 22, for the Cistercian Abbey of Jouy-en-Brie

Identifier: 
exwsms118_1r
Manuscript Identifier: 
MS 118
Title: 
Papal Bull, 1257 May 22, for the Cistercian Abbey of Jouy-en-Brie
Alternative Title: 
MS 118, recto
Incipit: 
ALEXANDER episcopus seruus servorum dei
Origin Date: 
1257
Origin Location: 
Rome, Italy
Description: 
Thirteenth-century, Italian papal bull addressed to the Cisterican Abbey of Jouy-en-Brie (Cottineau 1:1492) giving permission to celebrate divine office in their remote farms and places which are not easily accessible to parish churches.
Provenance: 
Produced in Rome and dated 22 May 1257 in the document. An 11-word French inscription along the top: "Bulle de pape..." Inscriptions on the dorse: "Alexander Pape Bulle_Jouy" and an illegible medieval inscription. Purchased by Special Collections, Waldo Library from Mackus Company, Fairlawn Ohio in May of 2003.
Explicit: 
anno tertio
Extent: 
single sheet with plica
Subject: 
Bulls, Papal--Early Works to 1800
Subject: 
Manuscripts, Latin--Rome
Subject: 
France--History--13th century
Subject: 
Cistercians--France
Language: 
lat
Dimensions: 
190 x 243 mm
Material: 
parchment
Binding: 
Housed in a modern mat frame (281 x 355 mm). Bulla missing, holes for seal cords visible. Parchment tie still attached to lower corner.
Decoration Description: 
2-line, pen-flourished "A" opens the text; other single color, single line, pen-flourished initials passim.
Description of Hands: 
papal documentary script
Is Part Of: 
Medieval Document Collection
Is Part Of: 
Manuscript 118, Western Michigan University Special Collections
Publisher: 
Western Michigan University
Date-Issued: 
2013
Type: 
Text
Format: 
image/tiff
Format-Extent: 
653,993,811 bytes
Rights: 
Copyright 2013 Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, all rights reserved. The digital version is available for educational use under 'Fair Use' guidelines. For additional permission and further information contact the WMU Libraries, Digitization Center: lib-dc@wmich.edu