Liber de laudibus sanctae crucis

Liber de laudibus sanctae crucis
Österreichische Nationalbibliothek
WIEN (VIENNA, Vienne), Austria
Shelf Mark:
Ms. 652
Alternate Names:
Book of Praises of the Holy Cross -- Hrabanus Maurus: Liber de laudibus sanctae crucis -- Codex vindobonensis 652 -- CVP. 652 -- W -- Louanges de la sainte croix -- In honorem sanctae crucis --
Mainz, Germany
48 folios -- ca. 410 x 310 mm.
Date Description:
mid-ninth century -- after 847
Hrabanus Maurus (780-856), became bishop of Mainz in 847 --
De laudibus sanctae crucis (carmina figurata and prose commentary) -- Facing fol.1r: Dedication to Otgar, arbishop of Mainz (826-847) -- fol. 2r: The text of the original dedication to Martin (who was not named, except in the original facing image), called here “Intercessio Albini pro Mauro”, but note that in the facing image (fol. 1v) Martin has been replaced by Otgar -- fols. 2v-3r: Dedication to pope Gregory IV (827-844) -- fols. 3v-4r: dedication to Louis the Pious (814-840) -- fol. 4v: Prologue -- fol. 5r: carmen figuratum “magnentius Hrabanus Maurus hoc opus fecit” -- fol 5v: capitula -- fols. 6r- 34r: Book I -- fols. 34v-47r: Book II --
Carolingian minuscule -- capitalis rustica (rustic capital) -- uncial --
Type of Decoration:
dedication image on fol. 1v: Rabanus and Alcuin give book to Otgar (not St. Martin) -- dedication image on fol. 2v: monk gives book to seated pope accompanied by two other monks -- fol. 3v: carmen figuratum of Louis the Pious (814-840) -- fol. 5r: carmen figuratum “magnentius Hrabanus Maurus hoc opus fecit” -- carmina figurata throughout Book I, starting with Christ on cross and continuing with variations on the theme of the cross --
Musical Notation:
Call Number:
Special Collections Rare Books Oversize PA 8330 .H8 A65 1973 v.1-v.2 Non-Circulating
Commentary Volume:
Nature of Facsimile:
Complete, full-size, color reproduction of the entire manuscript --
Codices selecti 33 and 33*
Publication Date:
Place of Publication:
Graz, Austria
Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt
Codicological and art-historical introduction by Kurt Holter --
In honorem sanctae crucis / Rabani Mauri ; cura et studio M. Perrin, Corpus Christianorum Continuatio Medievalis 100 & 100A, Turnhout, Brepols, 1997 [100 is an edition of the text, 100A reproduces reduced images of Vat. Reginensis 124, Fulda, 2nd quarter of 9th century, 365 x 295 mm.] -- Louanges de la sainte croix / Raban Maur ; traduit du latin, annoté et présenté par Michel Perrin,Paris : Berg International ; Amiens : Trois cailloux, c1988 [Amiens, Bibliothèque Municipale 223, Fulda, 2nd quarter of 9th century; the sequence of carmina figurata is reproduced first with facing transcription and translation into French, followed by the sequence of Latin explanations, with facing translation; all reproductions are reduced in size, the folios of the original ms. being ca. 405 x 335 mm.] --
Type of Text:
prose, religious, verse, verse (carmen figuratum)