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Note Of Contents And Ownership Inscription, In St. Augustine's 'Enchiridon' (Handbook)

Note Of Contents And Ownership Inscription, In St. Augustine's 'Enchiridon' (Handbook)

Medium: Ink on vellum

Date: 1125

Shelfmark: Royal MS 5 A.xi

Item number: f.2v

Length: 22.8

Width: 14

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

St. Augustine (354-430) was asked by a pious Roman called Laurence to provide him with a handbook of Christian doctrine, summarising his theological writings. He responded by writing the 'Enchiridion', a handbook in the form of brief answers to various questions on Faith, Hope, and Love. This copy of the text was owned by St. Peter's Abbey, Gloucester, in the Middle Ages. This flyleaf, facing the start of the text, lists the major contents in two line s of formal script. Below this in less formal writing is the ownership inscription 'Liber Sancti Petri de Gloucester' (the book of St. Peter, Gloucester).

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