This superb illuminated manuscript was obtained by French Cardinal Georges d'Amboise from Frederick III of Aragon, right at the start of the 16th century. Whether it has independent manuscript witness has often been debated on textual grounds without much result. But Petitmengin (2004, p.79) has shown that it is purely a copy of Naples lat. 55, taken after the loss of the 24th quire (containing Marc. III, 17,1 - IV,5,1); a simple codicological demonstration for some reason unnoticed by prior scholars who were mostly editing other works. Thus it has no independent value.
41.5 x 28cms, parchment. 15th century. Italian. Richly ornamented title page. One writer, and a single corrector. Folios 175-182 are blank. Another example of the beta (Hirsau) branch of the 'corpus cluniacense'.
Contains (folio numbers from http://www.mmdc.nl):
ff. 001r-012r - De carne Christi
ff. 012v-041v - De resurrectione carnis
ff. 041v-048r - De corona milites
ff. 048r-050r - Ad martyras
ff. 050v-056r - De paenitentia
ff. 056r-063v - De virginibus velandis
ff. 064r-071r - De cultu feminarum (Books I and II)
ff. 071r-076v - Ad uxorem (Book II)
ff. 077r-083v - De fuga in persecutione
ff. 084r-086r - Ad Scapulam
ff. 086r-091r - De exhortatione castitatis
ff. 091r-100r - De monogamia
ff. 100r-105r - De pallio
ff. 105v-111v - De patientia
ff. 111v-129r - Adversus Praxean
ff. 129r-138r - Adversus Valentinianos
ff. 138v-246v - Adversus Marcionem
ff. 247r-261v - Adversus Judaeos
ff. 261v-265r - Adversus omnes haereses
ff. 265r-276r - De praescriptione haereticorum
ff. 276r-289v - Adversus Hermogenem
ff. 290r-317v - Apologeticum
At the end of the Adv. Herm. is the statement Finis operis Tertulliani. Laus deo. Kroymann surmises that the manuscript from which it was copied did not have the Apologeticum, which is not usually present in the beta-branch Cluny Mss.
-- Emil KROYMANN, Die
Tertullien-Ueberlieferung in Italien, Sitzungsberichte der
Philosophisch-Historischen Classe der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften,
Wien, 138 (1897 or 1898) 3rd booklet (34 pages). also in
Stemma included. See p.26-27. Details from this except where indicated.
-- Pierre PETITMENGIN, Tertullien entre la fin du XIIe et le début du XVIe siècle, in M. CORTESI (ed), Padri Greci e Latini a confronto: Atti del Convegno di studi della Società Internazionale per lo Studio del Medioevo Latino. Firenze: SISMEL (2004). pp. 63-88. Checked.
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