Manuscript title: Odo of Cluny, Gregorii M. expositio libri Job in compendium redacta
Manuscript summary: Gregorii M. expositio libri Job ab Odone Cluniacensi in compendium redacta. Odo of Cluny’s (Abbot 927-942) adaptation of Gregory the Great’s commentary on the Book of Job. The ornamental initials of the manuscript, which was not created in St. Gall, stylistically indicate the 8th century. Many pages contain the unidentified monogram of a copyist. (dor)
Origin: France (?)
Period: 10th century
Image source: St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 205: Odo of Cluny, Gregorii M. expositio libri Job in compendium redacta
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