Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Codices Boethiani: A Conspectus of Manuscripts of the Works of Boethius, Vol. II: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Codices Boethiani: A Conspectus of Manuscripts of the Works of Boethius, Vol. II: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland

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Codices Boethiani: A Conspectus of Manuscripts of the Works of Boethius, Vol. II: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, ed. Lesley Smith with the assistance of Theodore Christchev, Richard Gameson, Anke Holdenried, Fiona Robb, Teresa Webber, and Joseph Ziegler, Warburg Institute Surveys and Texts 27 (London: The Warburg Institute; Turin: Nino Aragno Editore, 2001). XVI + 259 pp.; 10 plates. ISBN 0-85481-121-4. L30.00. Codices Boethiani: A Conspectus of Manuscripts of the Works of Boethius, Vol. III: Italy and the Vatican City, ed. Marina Passalacqua and Lesley Smith with Valentina Longo and Sabina Magrini, Warburg Institute Surveys and Texts 28 (London: The Warburg Institute; Turin: Nino Aragno Editore, 2001). XXI + 619 pp.; 14 plates. ISBN 0-85481-123-0. L55.00. These are the second and third of seven volumes promised, which will provide short catalogue entries for all manuscripts containing the original Latin texts of Boethius. Volume I (Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland) appeared in 1996. Volume II describes 264 manuscripts, volume III 575 manuscripts. What makes the present two volumes particularly attractive is the very large number of manuscripts described for which hitherto no substantial account was available. …

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