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Country of Location:
Country of Location
Switzerland
Location:
Location
Cologny
Library / Collection:
Library / Collection
Fondation Martin Bodmer
Shelfmark:
Shelfmark
Cod. Bodmer 161
Manuscript Title:
Manuscript Title
Thomas Aquinas, Summa theologica
Caption:
Caption
Parchment · 213 ff. · 35.6 x 25 cm · France, Paris · 1280
Language:
Language
Latin
Manuscript Summary:
Manuscript Summary
"Even as it is better to enlighten than merely to shine, so is it better to give to others the fruits of one's contemplation than merely to contemplate." The greatest work of Thomas Aquinas, the Summa Theologica, is the emblematic work of Christian scholasticism. This work, written near the end of the life of the great Dominican is incomplete, as its compositon was broken off by the death of the author. Organized in the form of questions (quaestiones) and subdivided into articles, the work presents theology in an organic form. Manuscript CB161 was produced in France, certainly in Paris, only a short time after the philosopher's death; it has been preserved in its original binding. The inscription from the end of the 13th century which can be found on the lower portion of the back cover shows that the manuscript was deposited as collateral by Jean de Paris against the loan of another work. (mes)
Standard description:
Standard description
Pellegrin Elisabeth, Manuscrits latins de la Bodmeriana, Cologny-Genève 1982, pp. 370-378.
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Additional description:
Additional description
Katalog der datierten Handschriften in der Schweiz in lateinischer Schrift vom Anfang des Mittelalters bis 1550, Bd. II: Die Handschriften der Bibliotheken Bern-Porrentruy, bearbeitet von Beat Matthias von Scarpatetti, Dietikon-Zürich 1983, Nr. 122, S. 49.
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DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
DOI (Digital Object Identifier
10.5076/e-codices-cb-0161 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5076/e-codices-cb-0161)
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http://e-codices.ch/en/list/one/fmb/cb-0161
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Cologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 161: Thomas Aquinas, Summa theologica (http://e-codices.ch/en/list/one/fmb/cb-0161).
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