Collection ID: 0023 | Metadata type: TEI

Lewis E 5 De casu diaboli (On the Fall of the Devil)

Title

De casu diaboli (On the Fall of the Devil)

Authors

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Call number

Lewis E 5
(Philadelphia, Free Library of Philadelphia, John Frederick Lewis Collection of European Manuscripts)

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Publisher

Free Library of Philadelphia

Language

Latin

Origin

Second half of the 12th century
Place
Reims, France

Summary

This manuscript is a twelfth-century copy of a treatise by Saint Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109), produced in Reims. A medieval scribe entitled this copy "De casu primi angeli" (On the Fall of the First Angel). The treatise is also known as "De casu diaboli" (The Fall of the Devil). Using Lucifer's fall from heaven as a point of departure, Anselm discusses the concept of free will in the treatise.

Notes

Extent

208 x 107 mm

Foliation

Modern foliation, upper right recto

Collation

1 (8), 2 (10, +6 +10)

Support

Parchment

Binding

Thin pasteboard consisting of three layers of paper, including patterned, red outer wrapping

Layout

  • One column of thirty-three to thirty-eight lines, hard point ruling, prickings are visible
  • Decoration

    Two-line red initials throughout; red-marked litterae notabiliores throughout

    Script

  • Protogothic
  • Hands of two scribes evident; both hands alternate throughout the manuscript
  • Provenance

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