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Beinecke MS 979
Northern Italy, [between 1450 and 1500]
Latin treatises against the Koran and the Greek Orthodox Church.
ff. 77 : parchment and paper ; 210 x 145 mm.
Material is open for research.
Manuscript on vellum and paper of 1) Treatise on the Koran. 2) Ricoldus de Monte Crucis
O.P. (Ricoldo da Montecroce, d. 1320), Libellus contra legem Sarracenorum (Confutatio
Alcorani). 3) Anonymous treatise against the Koran in the form of letters exchanged
between two friends, a Moslem and a Christian. 4) Bonacursius de Bononia O.P. (s.
XIII2), De erroribus Graecorum. 5) A short history of the oecumenical councils.
Script: Probably copied by one hand, who starts writing Humanistica Textualis but
gradually changes into a rapid Gothico-Humanistica.
Binding: Original binding. Blind-tooled calfskin over bevelled wooden boards, worm-eaten.
Sewn on three split leather thongs. Brass?? bosses.
Latin treatises against the Koran and the Greek Orthodox Church. General Collection,
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Apologetics -- Early works to 1800.
Christian literature, Latin (Medieval and modern)
Manuscripts, Medieval -- Connecticut -- New Haven.
Manuscripts, Medieval -- Italy -- 15th century.
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library.