Commentary on Book IV of the Sentences of Peter Lombard, First Half

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Commentary on Book IV of the Sentences of Peter Lombard, First Half (1460), Cover.
Commentary on Book IV of the Sentences of Peter Lombard, First Half (1460), Incipit.
Commentary on Book IV of the Sentences of Peter Lombard, First Half (1460), Parchment.

Dublin Core

Title

Commentary on Book IV of the Sentences of Peter Lombard, First Half

Alternative Title

MS 200

Subject

Theology, Commentary, Peter Lombard, Scholasticism

Description

This first manuscript codex was created around 1460 in the north of France. This item is 31 cm tall, 24 cm long, and 8 cm wide, with 350 leaves on a combination of parchment and paper. This codex is the first half of St. Thomas Aquinas’s Commentary of Book IV of the Sentences of Peter Lombard (“On the Doctrine of Signs”). This is one of Aquinas’s earlier works, completed before his work on the Summa Theologiae. It was common for theologians of the time to write commentaries on the Sentences. This manuscript is particularly valuable, mainly because it is the oldest book we have of a work of St. Thomas Aquinas. There are a couple of visual components that make this item compelling, first being the combination of paper and parchment. Secondly, the ruling lines are still visible. Thirdly, there is a parchment leaf that might still have hair on it, but this is unconfirmed (3rd picture).

Creator

St. Thomas Aquinas

Publisher

France

Date

ca. 1460

References

Peter Lombard, Bishop of Paris, approximately 1100-1160 Sententiarum libri IV

Format

31 cm tall, 24 cm long, and 8 cm wide

Medium

Parchment and paper

Language

Latin

Provenance

Celestine monastery of St. Anthony at Amiens, France ; Sir Thomas Phillipps (ms. 271).

Document Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Book

Citation

St. Thomas Aquinas, “Commentary on Book IV of the Sentences of Peter Lombard, First Half,” Digital Exhibits, accessed September 27, 2021, https://cuexhibits.wrlc.org/items/show/8412.