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Country of Location:
Country of Location
Switzerland
Location:
Location
Cologny
Library / Collection:
Library / Collection
Fondation Martin Bodmer
Shelfmark:
Shelfmark
Cod. Bodmer 118
Manuscript Title:
Manuscript Title
De rebus bellicis and Notitia dignitatum
Caption:
Caption
Paper · II + 94 ff. · 32.9 x 22.5 cm · Basel area · around 1520-1530?
Language:
Language
Latin
Manuscript Summary:
Manuscript Summary
The two texts brought together in this manuscript, De rebus bellicis (ff. 5r-17v) and Notitia dignitatum (ff. 19r-94r), date back to antiquity. The first work presents war machines used by the Roman army, while the second text depicts the late Roman military organization in both the Western and Eastern Empires. From the outset, that is between the end of the 4th and the beginning of the 5th century, these texts were designed with illustrations, the oldest known copy of which, dating back to the end of the 9th and the beginning of the 10th century, was held in the library of Speyer Cathedral (today only a single leaf remains of that copy). The Speyer copy was borrowed by Cardinal Pietro Donato in 1436, when he was at the Council of Basel, where at least two copies were made and illuminated by Péronet Lamy (Oxford, Bodleian Library, Ms. Canon. Misc. 378; Paris, BnF, lat. 9661). The Fondation Bodmer’s manuscript is a more recent copy of these, made less than a century later. It may have been used for the edition of these two texts (including the images), which was undertaken by Sigismundus Gelenius and published in 1552 by Froben in Basel. (rou)
Standard description:
Standard description
Pellegrin Elisabeth, Manuscrits Latins de la Bodmeriana, Cologny-Genève 1982, p. 234-236.
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DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
DOI (Digital Object Identifier
10.5076/e-codices-fmb-cb-0118 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5076/e-codices-fmb-cb-0118)
Permanent link:
Permanent link
http://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/fmb/cb-0118
IIIF Manifest URL:
IIIF Manifest URL
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How to quote:
How to quote
Cologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 118: De rebus bellicis and Notitia dignitatum (http://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/fmb/cb-0118).
Online Since:
Online Since
12/10/2020
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Document Type:
Document Type
Manuscript
Century:
Century
16th century
Decoration:
Decoration
Figurative, Full Page, Gold / Silver, Text Block, Tinted Drawing
Binding:
Binding
19th century
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