Carmina Burana + Fragmenta Burana

Title:
Carmina Burana + Fragmenta Burana
Library:
Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
Language:
German, Latin, Middle High German
City:
MÜNCHEN (MUNICH), Germany
Shelf Mark:
Clm 4660 + 4660a
Alternate Names:
Codex Buranus + Fragmenta
Origin:
Bavarian speaking area of Germany -- southern Carinthia? Tyrol? --
Dimensions:
112 folios + 7 folios -- ca. 250 x 170 mm.
Date Description:
Middle of the 13th century
Author:
anonymous, except for the lament of Walter of Chatillon stricken with leprosy, though modern scholars have made attributions to known authors (see p. 24 of commentary vol.) --
Content:
anthology of Latin and Middle High German verse -- Christmas Play -- Play of the King of Egypt -- Passion Play -- Emmaus Play -- provenance: Benediktbeuern --
Hand:
several hands -- early German Gothic, with some Italian influence -- later additions (ca. 1250) in “letter- or charter-hand” (commentary vol., p. 29) argue against a monastic environment --
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
goddess Fortuna and wheel of fortune (fol. 1r) -- two scenes from Dido’s life (fol. 77v) -- fantastic landscapes ending the De vere section (fol. 64v) -- “presentation of the flower” to mark end of “love” section (fol. 72v) -- drinking, playing dice and board games (fols. 89v-92r) -- decorated initials -- a few initials inhabited by faces --
Musical Notation:
Yes
Call Number:
Medieval [7th Floor Hesburgh] General Collection PA 8133 .S8 C3 v.1-v.2 Non-Circulating
Commentary Volume:
Yes
Nature of Facsimile:
Complete, full-size, color reproduction of the entire manuscript, followed by the Fragmenta Burana --
Publication Date:
1967
Place of Publication:
Munich, Germany
Publisher:
Prestel
Notes:
Commentary by Bernhard Bischoff, translated by Christine Eder -- The faulty order of the leaves of the manuscript was retained in the facsimiles (see p. 20 of Commentary vol. for correct order) --
Bibliography:
Carmina Burana : mit Benutzung der Vorarbeiten Wilhelm Meyers / kritisch herausgegeben von Alfons Hilka und Otto Schumann. Heidelberg : C. Winter, 1930- (2nd. ed. , 1961- ) --
Type of Text:
religious, secular, songbook, vernacular, vernacular literature, verse