Detail View: Medieval Document Collection: Gregory I, Homiliae in Evangelia : bifolium fragment

Identifier: 
exwsms127_1r
Manuscript Identifier: 
MS 127
Title: 
Gregory I, Homiliae in Evangelia : bifolium fragment
Alternative Title: 
MS 127, recto
Incipit: 
ab eo enim quod est alere, altilia quasi
Author: 
Gregory I, Pope, ca. 540-604
Origin Date: 
s. XII (ca. 12th century)
Origin Location: 
Origin Unknown
Description: 
Twelfth-century bifolium fragment of Pope Gregory I's (c. 540-604) Homilies on the Gospels. The Homilies were among the most widely read and venerated texts of the Middle Ages. Delivered to the people of Rome during 590 and 591, soon after Gregory's election to the papacy, these sermons on the gospel readings for Sundays and feast days represent his only surviving public liturgical preaching. The Homilies were copied many times during the Middle Ages and survive in more than 400 manuscripts. Portions of them were also taken into the liturgy as readings in the Breviary.
Provenance: 
Script indicates that it was likely produced in the twelfth century, possibly on the continent. Purchased by Special Collections, Waldo Library from Mackus Company, Fairlawn, Ohio on July 11, 2005.
Explicit: 
Ecce sponsus venit
Extent: 
bifolium
Subject: 
Bible--Gospels--Sermons--Early works to 1800
Subject: 
Gregory I, Pope, ca. 540-604
Subject: 
Homilies
Language: 
lat
Dimensions: 
270 x 404 mm
Material: 
parchment
Binding: 
Housed in a modern, mat frame (410 x 510), visible on one side only.
Description of Hands: 
Protogothic (praegothica) script, probably continental
Is Part Of: 
Medieval Document Collection
Is Part Of: 
Manuscript 127, Western Michigan University Special Collections
Publisher: 
Western Michigan University
Date-Issued: 
2013
Type: 
Text
Format: 
image/tiff
Format-Extent: 
785,679,097 bytes
Is Referenced By: 
J. P. Minge, Patrologia cursus completus, series latina, v. LXXVI, Paris, 1849
Is Referenced By: 
Corpus christianorum, series latina, v. CXLI. Turnhout: Brepols, 1999.
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