Peter Lombard (d. 1160) was a scholar and theologian, who taught at the school of Notre Dame and was consecrated Bishop of Paris in 1159. He was also a prolific writer. His commentaries on the Bible were widely read across Europe and the Libri Quattuor Sententiarum (Four Books of Sentences) became a standard textbook for theology in medieval schools and universities. Written in the second half of the 12th century, this volume is a decorated copy of Peter Lombard’s Commentary on the Psalms. The commentary is written in the manuscript’s two central columns. Verses from the book of Psalms appear in red in the margins.
This manuscript was digitised with the support of The Polonsky Foundation.
- Article by:
- Tuija Ainonen, Kathleen Doyle
- History and learning, Christian religion and belief
Manuscripts containing commentaries on the book of Psalms were widely circulated during the medieval period. Tuija Ainonen and Kathleen Doyle examine some of these glossed volumes.