Monday, October 31, 2011

Zurich MS of Adomnán of Iona's De Locis Sanctis, etc., now Catalogued

Ms. Rh. 73 in the Zentralbibliothek Zürich—famous for the diagrams of churches found in its copy of Adomnán's De locis sanctis—has now been described. Besides the Adomnán, the MS also contains the Itinerary of the pilgrim of Piacenza (ps.-Antoninus martyr), a fragmentary copy of Bede's Thirty Questions on the Book of Kings, and an excerpt from a poem of Venantius Fortunatus. Reginbert of Reichenau records that the manuscript was given to his monastery by Walafrid Strabo.

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