Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Iohannis De Caulibus Meditaciones Vite Christi Olim S. Bonauenturo Attributae

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Iohannis De Caulibus Meditaciones Vite Christi Olim S. Bonauenturo Attributae

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Iohannis de Caulibus Meditaciones vite Christi olim S. Bonauenturo attributae, ed. M. StallingsTaney, Corpus Christianorum continuatio mediaevalis 153 (Turnhout: Brepols, 1997). xxiii + 391 pp. ISBN 2-503-04531-, B. Fr. 6,000.00 (hard covers); ISBN 2-503-04532-4, B Fr ,500.00 (p/b). The Meditationes vite Christi are attributed to the Italian Franciscan Johannes de Caulibus and said to be datable to the years 1346-64 (p. xi). Most writers have considered the text to be earlier. Hitherto the work was available only in the older editions of Bonaventure. It has usually been cited from volume XII of the 1868 edition by A. C. Peltier, which reprints that of 1588/96. C. Fischer, in 1932, listed 102 manuscripts. There are numerous vernacular translations. It was a major source of religious iconography. It had an influence on later works such as the Vita Chrsti of Ludolph the Carthusian. The new critical edition, on which the editor was engaged for more than thirty years, is not, therefore, simply of interest as a document of the Franciscan literature of the midfourteenth century, but also as a major point of reference for studies of devotion to the Passion in the later Middle Ages (cf. T. …

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