Vita Karoli Magni

Title:
Vita Karoli Magni
Library:
Österreichische Nationalbibliothek
Language:
Latin
City:
WIEN (VIENNA, Vienne), Austria
Shelf Mark:
Cod. Vindobonensis 529
Alternate Names:
Einhard’s Life of Charlemagne -- Codex vindobonensis 529 (folio 1-13) --
Origin:
Trier, Germany
Dimensions:
43 folios (only folios 1-13 are reproduced) -- 225-233 x 163-165 mm
Date Description:
middle of 10th century
Author:
Einhard (ca. 770-840) --
Content:
Somewhat modified version of Einhard’s Life of Charlemagne, without the Prolog (fols. 1-13) -- [the Vita Hludowici Pii by the anonymous Astronomus, which follows on fols. 13v-43v, is not reproduced in this facsimile] -- note: the decorated initial and writing in red ink on fol. 1r date from the 12th or 13th century (see pp. 39-40), but the red highlighting of the title appears to be in a different ink --
Hand:
Caroline minuscule [Carolingian minuscule] --
Illuminations:
No
Musical Notation:
No
Call Number:
Special Collections Rare Books Medium DC 73.34 .M554 1991 Non-Circulating
Commentary Volume:
Yes
Nature of Facsimile:
The Life of Charlemagne is one of two texts in this manuscript -- This a full-size partial reproduction of the manuscript -- The commentary is bound together with the facsimile and contains a transcription of the text and its translation into German.
Publication Date:
1991
Place of Publication:
Graz, Austria
Publisher:
Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt
Notes:
General introduction by Wolfgang Milde (pp. 9-18) -- Study on Einhard and on the manuscript by Thomas Wurzel (pp. 19-46), followed by a transcription (pp. 47-66) and translation into German (pp. 67-90) --
Bibliography:
Einharts "Vita Karoli" : Studien zur Entstehung, Überlieferung und Rezeption / Matthias M. Tischler, 2 vols., Hannover : Hahnsche, 2001, Schriften / Monumenta Germaniae Historica ; Bd. 48, vol. 2, pp. 1183-1203 --
Type of Text:
historical, prose, secular