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Honorius of Autun, Elucidarium, In A Theological Miscellany

Honorius of Autun, Elucidarium, In A Theological Miscellany

Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum

Date: 1450

Shelfmark: Harley MS 237

Item number: f.120r

Length: 21

Width: 13.3

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

The Elucidarium is a summary of Christian theology, presented in the form of a dialogue, in which a pupil asks a teacher a series of questions about the Fall, Redemption, the afterlife, etc. In the top margin a medieval reader has mistakenly attributed this work to St. Anselm, archbishop of Canterbury, who died 1109; it was in fact written by Honorius of Autun, who flourished in the first half of the 12th century.

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