St Gregory the Great, Registrum Epistolarum Gregorii


The Registrum Epistolarum Gregorii, or register of the letters of Pope Gregory the Great, is composed of 14 books, including the enormous collection of correspondence from his years as pope (r. 590–604). Because of the reputation of its author and the variety of the subjects discussed, the work was disseminated widely in medieval libraries. 

This copy is illuminated, and is one of the most significant witnesses of the style of manuscript illumination developed in the Benedictine monastery of St Martin of Tournai, in the north of France, in the third quarter of the 12th century.

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

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St Gregory the Great, Registrum Epistolarum Gregorii
3rd quarter of the 12th century, Tournai
Gregory I
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Bibliothèque nationale de France
Latin 2288

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