|Country of Location:||
Country of LocationSwitzerland
|Library / Collection:||
Library / CollectionFondation Martin Bodmer
ShelfmarkCod. Bodmer 118
Manuscript TitleDe rebus bellicis and Notitia dignitatum
CaptionPaper · II + 94 ff. · 32.9 x 22.5 cm · Basel area · around 1520-1530?
Manuscript SummaryThe two texts brought together in this manuscript, De rebus bellicis (ff. 5r-17v) and Notitia dignitatum (ff. 19r-94r), date back to antiquity. The first work presents war machines used by the Roman army, while the second text depicts the late Roman military organization in both the Western and Eastern Empires. From the outset, that is between the end of the 4th and the beginning of the 5th century, these texts were designed with illustrations, the oldest known copy of which, dating back to the end of the 9th and the beginning of the 10th century, was held in the library of Speyer Cathedral (today only a single leaf remains of that copy). The Speyer copy was borrowed by Cardinal Pietro Donato in 1436, when he was at the Council of Basel, where at least two copies were made and illuminated by Péronet Lamy (Oxford, Bodleian Library, Ms. Canon. Misc. 378; Paris, BnF, lat. 9661). The Fondation Bodmer’s manuscript is a more recent copy of these, made less than a century later. It may have been used for the edition of these two texts (including the images), which was undertaken by Sigismundus Gelenius and published in 1552 by Froben in Basel.
Standard descriptionPellegrin Elisabeth, Manuscrits Latins de la Bodmeriana, Cologny-Genève 1982, p. 234-236.
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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier):||
DOI (Digital Object Identifier10.5076/e-codices-fmb-cb-0118 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5076/e-codices-fmb-cb-0118)
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IIIF Manifest URLhttps://www.e-codices.ch/metadata/iiif/fmb-cb-0118/manifest.json
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How to quoteCologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 118: De rebus bellicis and Notitia dignitatum (https://www.e-codices.ch/en/list/one/fmb/cb-0118).
DecorationFigurative, Full Page, Gold / Silver, Text Block, Tinted Drawing
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