Leaf 4 in Otto Ege’s Fifty Original Leaves Portfolio — A New Identification: Sermons by Philip the Chancellor (With a Partial Handlist of Sermons on Leaf 4 from Various Collections)

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  • Yin Liu
  • Ariel Brecht

Abstract

Otto Ege’s identification of Leaf 4 in his portfolio Fifty Original Leaves from Medieval Manuscripts as a leaf from a Psalter has been generally accepted since Ege’s death in 1951. However, closer examination of the leaf owned by the University of Saskatchewan reveals that the parent manuscript is not a twelfth-century Psalter written in Caroline minuscule, as Ege asserted, but a thirteenth-century collection of Philip the Chancellor’s sermons on the Psalms, written in a Protogothic script.

Keywords: Otto Ege, Fifty Original Leaves from Medieval Manuscripts, codicology, manuscript studies, medieval manuscripts, fragmentology, manuscript fragments, Philip the Chancellor, sermons, pedagogy, undergraduate research

 

Résumé

L’identification par Otto Ege de la feuille 4 de son portfolio Fifty Original Leaves from Medieval Manuscripts, qu’il estimait être le folio d’un psautier, a généralement été acceptée depuis la mort d’Ege en 1951. Cependant, un examen attentif de la feuille préservée à l’University of Saskatchewan révèle que le manuscrit original n’est pas un psautier du XIIe siècle écrit en minuscule caroline, comme le croyait Ege, mais plutôt un recueil du XIIIe siècle de sermons sur les psaumes par Philippe le Chancelier, copié avec une écriture proto-gothique.

Mots-clés : Otto Ege, Fifty Original Leaves from Medieval Manuscripts, codicologie, études de manuscrits, manuscrits médiévaux, fragmentologie, fragments de manuscrits, Philippe le Chancelier, sermons, pédagogie, recherche par des étudiants de premier cycle

Published

2020-06-07

How to Cite

Liu, Y., & Brecht, A. . (2020). Leaf 4 in Otto Ege’s Fifty Original Leaves Portfolio — A New Identification: Sermons by Philip the Chancellor (With a Partial Handlist of Sermons on Leaf 4 from Various Collections). Florilegium, 33, 167 - 191. Retrieved from https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php/flor/article/view/31195

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