|Country of Location:||
Country of LocationSwitzerland
|Library / Collection:||
Library / CollectionBurgerbibliothek
Manuscript TitlePetrus de Ebulo: Liber ad honorem Augusti, lat.
CaptionParchment · 55 ff. · 34.5 x 21 cm · ca. 1195 – ca. 1197
Manuscript SummaryThe so-called Liber ad honorem Augusti by Peter of Eboli is one of the most famous and most requested manuscripts in the Burgerbibliothek Bern. The manuscript is exceptionally richly illustrated; it is from a workshop in the circle of the imperial court in southern Italy. Neither the scribe nor the illustrator is known, but, the text was doubtlessly corrected by the author himself. The text, an epic poem in Latin in about 1700 distichs that has survived only in this manuscript, is divided into three books. The first two books describe the prehistory of Sicily and its conquest by the Staufers; the third book contains a poem in praise of the parents — Emperor Henry VI and his wife Constance, daughter and heir of King Roger II of Sicily — of the famous Hohenstaufen Emperor Frederick II, who was born on 26 December 1194 in Jesi near Ancona.
Standard descriptionRedigiert von Florian Mittenhuber, Februar 2018.
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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier):||
DOI (Digital Object Identifier10.5076/e-codices-bbb-0120-2 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5076/e-codices-bbb-0120-2)
|IIIF Manifest URL:||
IIIF Manifest URLhttps://www.e-codices.ch/metadata/iiif/bbb-0120-2/manifest.json
|How to quote:||
How to quoteBern, Burgerbibliothek, Cod. 120.II: Petrus de Ebulo: Liber ad honorem Augusti, lat. (https://www.e-codices.ch/en/list/one/bbb/0120-2).
DecorationFigurative, Full Page, Fully Painted
Binding19th century, 20th century
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