Modi Orandi Sancti Dominici

Title:
Modi Orandi Sancti Dominici
Library:
Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana
Language:
Latin
City:
CITTA DEL VATICANO (VATICAN CITY, Vatikanstadt)
Shelf Mark:
Ross. 3 (1), that is, fols. 5r-15v
Alternate Names:
Novem modus orandi sancti Dominici -- Modus orandi sancti Dominici -- Modi orandi corporales -- Modi orandi corporaliter --
Origin:
Southern France (Arles?, Lerins?)
Dimensions:
156 folios (entire manuscript; only fols. 5r-15v are reproduced in this facsimile) -- ca. 166 x 120 mm.
Date Description:
second quarter of the 14th century --later additions to the manuscript in 15th century
Content:
Novem modus orandi sancti Dominici (anonymous text composed probably in northern Italy, in the period 1270-1270) (fols. 5r-13r) -- selections from the Life of Dominic (fols. 13v-15r) -- short selection from St. Thomas on studying sacred scripture followed by apocryphal poem “Cundo mihi celle...” (fol.s 15r-15v) -- Other works in the early-14th century part of the manuscript: Ex Vita Sancti Honorati, Ps. Bonaventure: Meditationes, Revelacions de s. Elisabet, O molt cara anima Christiana. “Carthusian” material was added in the 15th century (see pp. 34-38 of commentary volume)
Hand:
Gothic -- Southern (semi?) textualis libraria -- note catchword on fol. 14v --
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
10 images of dominicans, almost all in various positions for prayer -- in lower margin of fol. 14r: butterfly on a snail -- decorated initials (filigree) --
Musical Notation:
No
Call Number:
Special Collections Rare Books Medium BX 2050 .D7 M6 1995 Non-Circulating
Commentary Volume:
Yes
Nature of Facsimile:
The binding reproduces a girdle book --
Series:
Codices e Vaticanis selecti, 82
Publication Date:
1995
Place of Publication:
Zurich, Switzerland
Publisher:
Belser Verlag
Printer:
Offizin Chr. Scheufele, Stuttgart, Germany
Notes:
General introduction by Jean-Claude Schmitt -- Commentary and transcription by Leonard E. Boyle, O.P. -- Translation by Wilhelm BLum -- Christoph Wetzel on girdle books ( "Das Beutelbuch") -- title of commentary volume: Modi orandi sancti Dominici = Die Gebets- und Andachtsgesten des heiligen Dominikus : eine Bilderhandschrift.
Bibliography:
In addition to the commentary volume, see S. Tugwell, “The Nine Ways of Prayer of St. Dominic. A textual Study and Critical Edition”, in Medieval Studies 47 (1985), 1-124 --
Type of Text:
devotional, hagiographical, prayer book, religious, spirituality, theological