Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Catena Aurea Deutsch. Die Ostmitteldeutsche ÜBersetzung Des Katenenkommentars Des Thomas Von Aquin

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Catena Aurea Deutsch. Die Ostmitteldeutsche ÜBersetzung Des Katenenkommentars Des Thomas Von Aquin

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Catena aurea deutsch. Die ostmitteldeutsche Übersetzung des Katenenkommentars des Thomas von Aquin, ed. Petra Hörner, Vol. II: Markusevangelium. Text. Mit einem bairischen Fragment (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2012). ix + 532 pp.; colour plate. ISBN 978-3-11-028088-3. euro169.00. Two manuscripts of what must originally have been a massive four-volume set of the East Central German prose translation of Thomas Aquinas's Catena aurea have survived in the University Library in Torun (Poland). The manuscripts have had a remarkable career - having passed from Tapiau (modern Gvardeysk) to Königsberg in 15 44, then placed in storage during the Second World War, thought to be lost, and then located in Torun in 1982. For digital images from Torun see http://kpbc.umk. pl/dlibra/docmetadata?id=3 3698&dirds= i&tab= 1. Vol. I, the Commentary on Luke chapters i-viii, published in 2008, was reviewed in Medium Aevum, 78 (2009), 170-i.This second volume of the edition gives the text of the Commentary on Mark, together with an unrelated Bavarian translation of a short Catena aurea extract (Mark xiv.i-13) from a Munich manuscript The edition is stricdy diplomatic, with only the medieval punctuation, but capitalizing nomina propria. It is not easy to read, and one wonders what the editor's rationale might have been for exacdy this mode of editing. …

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