Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, Lat. 4404

Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, Lat. 4404

Weltliches Recht im Frankenreich

Repository:

Paris (France)
Bibliothèque Nationale
Lat. 4404

Siglum (by Mordek 1995): P1
Siglum (by Eckhardt 1962): A 1

Digital image available at BnF


History:

Origin:
9th century, Gaul (Hänel, Mommsen, Meyer); early 9th century, Tours (Liebs); beginning of the 9th century (after 804), probably Tours (Mordek); probably 1st quarter of the 9th century (Beyerle/Buchner); beginning or middle of the 9th century (Buchner); beginning of the 9th century (Eckhardt 1966); beginning of the 9th century, area of Tours, scribe: Audgarius; 9th century (Bischoff HA); 800-814, near Tours (Eckhardt 1962)

Provenance:
According to a note by Étienne Baluze on 1r the codex got from Gallia Narbonensis in the library of Jean-Baptiste Colbert in 1682. (Mordek) It might have been in possession of Julien Brodeau.


Physical description:

Material: Parchment
Quires:
Number: 234 foll. (numbered 1 - 234)
Size: 335 x 220-225 mm
Text block: 285 x 180 mm
Lines: 31

Script: Caroline minuscule

Glosses:


Contents:

  • 1r
    prayer to Mary, Bible quotes (additions 9th/10th century), notification of Étienne Baluze
  • 1v -2r
    Richly decorated miniature of the Roman legislators and iurisconsulti (according to the Lex Romana Visigothorum)
  • 2va - 3ra
    Lex Romana Visigothorum (Commonitorium)
  • 3ra - rb
    Preface of the compilator with a summary of the collection
  • 3va - 178vb
    Lex Romana Visigothorum (list of titles and text, defective)
  • 179r - 180va
    Lex Salica (type A, list of titles)
  • 180va - 194va
    Lex Salica (type A, text) Stemma
  • 194va - 196vb, 227va - 229vb, 232vb - 234vb
    various capitularies
  • 197ra - rb
    Lex Salica (type D, long prologue) Stemma
  • 197v
    richtly decorated miniature of the Alemannian legislators
  • 198ra - 212vb
    Lex Alamannorum (type A, shortened list of titles and text) Stemma
  • 213ra - 227rb
    Lex Ribuaria (type A, list of titles and text) Stemma
  • 229vb - 231rb
    Pactus Childeberti I. et Chlotharii I.
  • 231rb - 232va
    Childeberti II. decretio

References:

  • Hänel 1849 p. XLIV
  • Meyer 1905 p. XXXI, XXXVII
  • Mommsen 1905 p. LXXI-LXXII, LXXXVI
  • Rand 1929 p. 116-117
  • Buchner 1940 p. 60-61
  • Beyerle / Buchner 1954 p. 33-34
  • Eckhardt 1962 p. XIII-XIV
  • Lehmann / Eckhardt 1966 p. 13
  • McKitterick 1980 p. 19-22
  • Kottje 1987 p. 366, 372
  • Schott 1988 p. 105
  • Gontrum 1993 Part 2 p. 31-51
  • Mordek 1995 p. 210-211, 456-463, 584, 829, 958 [PDF-Download]
  • Bischoff HA Fiche 31, 7.55 (p. 17), Fiche 34, 3.11 (p. 88)
  • Liebs 2002 p. 109 (n. 103), 121 (n. 181), 230 (n. 559)
  • Hartmann 2004 p. 324
  • Dubreucq 2009 p. 175
  • Ganivet 2009 p. 282
  • Bischoff 2014 p. 94-95
  • Coma Fort 2014 p. 135-137
  • Ganz 2015 p. 273
  • Faulkner 2016 p. 108, 110, 145, 198, 232, 238
  • Kosto 2016 p. 294 (cum n. 29)
  • Ubl 2017 p. 60, 65, 69-70, 77, 102-103, 110, 177, 190, 227-230, 240
  • David Ganz, Can a Scriptorium always be Identified by its Products?, in: Andreas Nievergelt / Rudolf Gamper / Marina Bernasconi / Birgit Ebersperger / Ernst Tremp (Hrsg.), Scriptorium. Wesen - Funktion - Eigenheiten. Comité international de paléographie latine. XVIII. Kolloquium St. Gallen 11.-14. September 2013 (Veröffentlichungen der Kommission für die Herausgabe der Mittelalterlichen Bibliothekskataloge Deutschlands und der Schweiz), München 2015, p. 51-62, hier p. 61.

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