Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Le Somme Abregiet De Theologie: Die Altfrazosische Ubersetzung Des 'Compendium Theologicae Veritatis' Hugo Ripelins Vo Strabburg

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Le Somme Abregiet De Theologie: Die Altfrazosische Ubersetzung Des 'Compendium Theologicae Veritatis' Hugo Ripelins Vo Strabburg

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Le Somme abregiet de theologie: die altfranzbsische Uberset.ung des `Compendium theologicae veritatis' Hugo Ripelins von StraJburg, ed. Christine Michler, Wissensliteratur im Mittelalter 25 (Wiesbaden: Ludwig Reichert Verlag, i996). xxii + 410 pp.; ' plate. ISBN 3-882z6-882-4. DM llo.oo.

This is a curious edition of an interesting text. What it presents is a largely unadorned text of a fifteenth-century translation of a lengthy treatise on theology rather inappropriately entitled `le somme abregiet'. Virtually the whole of this book (3 97 pp.) is taken up with more or less raw text. In the introduction (p. xix), the editor points out that her intention is simply to provide a complete text, suitable for future research. Nonetheless, limited variants from a second manuscript are adduced, but only when the base manuscript (Chantilly, Musee Conde 13o) is demonstrably deficient or erroneous. Footnotes to the text supply biblical references, and (very sporadically) indications of what the Latin exemplar offers, this information usually being supplied in order to support departures from the base manuscript and the adoption of variant readings. There is no glossary, but an index nominum is appended. …

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