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Ms. L 5
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Vitae et passiones sanctorum
Parchment · 175 ff. · 30 x 22.5 cm · Hauterive (?) · first half of the 13th century (after 1235)
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This collection of hagiographical texts was written by various hands in the second third of the 13th century, probably in Hauterive. The presence of certain texts indicates a Cistercian origin (Vita of St. Robert of Molesme, the author Geoffroy de Hautecombe) and, based on our knowledge of medieval Hauterive, a regional origin (the Vita of St. Theodore, Bishop of Sion; the Vita and the Miracula of Saint Nicholas of Myra; the Vita of St. Elizabeth of Hungary; the Passio of Saint Maurice and his companions by Eucherius of Lyon). The end of the book contains a collection of texts related to confession. The last one of these attests a little know activity of the monks: the pastoral care of the Cistercian nuns. The manuscript remains in its original cover which, although damaged, is still well recognizable: a cover with wide flaps that cover the edges of the book. (jur)
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Jurot Romain, Catalogue des manuscrits médiévaux de la Bibliothèque cantonale et universitaire de Fribourg, Dietikon-Zürich 2006, p. 54-60.
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10.5076/e-codices-bcuf-L0005 (
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