Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, Lat. 12021

Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, Lat. 12021

Weltliches Recht im Frankenreich


Paris (France)
Bibliothèque Nationale
Lat. 12021

Digital image available at BnF 12021 BnF 12238

Note(s): Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, Lat. 12021 (foll. 140-141) and Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, Lat. 12238 (fol. 129) belong together


7th/8th century, North France (CLA); 7th/8th century (CLA) / ~middle to 2nd half of the 9th century, French (Corbie) (Breton) (Bischoff HA); 7th century (Meyer); beginning of the 10th century, Brittany (Hartmann); Foll. 1-139: ~3rd quarter of the 9th century, Brittany (Bischoff)

Lat. 12021 belonged to St Germain (shelfmark 121, olim 572nd). There's a note of possession from Corbie from the 17th century. Lat. 12238 was in St Germain des Prés during the 13th century (shelfmark 855, olim 374). (CLA)

Physical description:

Number: 141 foll.
Size: 320 x ca. 240 mm
Text block: ca. 260 x ca. 160 mm
Lines: 32
Columns: 2 columns




  • 1v - 27v
    commentary on the Gospel of Matthew
  • 27r - 32v
    exegetical excerpts
  • 33r - 127v
    Collectio canonum Hibernensis
  • 127v - 132v
    De ordinatione episcopi
  • 132v - 133v
    Lex innocentium of Adamnán of Iona
  • 133v - 134v
    Canones of the Councils of Ancyra and Neocaesarea
  • 134v - 135r
    excerpts fromFinnian von Clonard's penitential
  • 135r - 138r
    Excerpta de libris Romanorum et Francorum
  • 138r - 139v
    Canones Hibernenses I and II, scribal colophon, further texts
  • 140r - 141v
    Lex Romana Visigothorum (Tituli, explanationes titulorum, text of Nov. Theod. and Valent., along with fol. 129 of Lat. 12238)



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