St Gregory the Great, Epistles


This imposing volume includes a collection of letters of Pope Gregory the Great (d. c. 604). It was made in the north of France, in the rich abbey of St Amand, near Valenciennes, founded by the Merovingian king Dagobert I (d. 639). The volume is mentioned in an early inventory of the books of St Amand, where it was used by the doctor of theology John of St Amand (d. 1303) in the 13th century. It then came into the possession of Charles-Maurice Le Tellier (b. 1642, d. 1710), the archbishop of Reims, whose library became part of the French royal library in 1700.

This manuscript was digitised with the support of The Polonsky Foundation.

Full title:
St Gregory the Great, Registrum Epistolarum Gregorii
2nd half of the 12th century, Saint-Amand
Gregory I
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Public Domain
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Bibliothèque nationale de France
Latin 2287

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