Book/Printed Material Psalter of Saint Germain of Paris.
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- Psalter of Saint Germain of Paris.
- The manuscript presented here, Latin 11947 in the collections of the National Library of France, is known as the Psalter of Saint Germain of Paris. Saint Germain was born in France in circa 496. He became bishop of Paris in 555 and served in that position until his death in 576. The psalter contains the text of the Psalms from a version of the Old Latin Bible. The latter are translations of the Bible into Latin that predate the Vulgate, the authoritative translation made by Saint Jerome (died, 420) late in the fourth century. The manuscript is written in an uncial script, on crimson parchment, in silver ink. In the left margin are 70 letters R written in gold ink. Scholars have determined that the R stands for responsa (responsory), which indicate how the psalms were used in the liturgy. On the initial pages of the manuscript, the monks of Saint-Germain-des-Prés transcribed a text from Jerome's preface to the book of Job, in which he stated that in ancient times purple parchment was used for luxury manuscripts.
- Jerome, Saint, died 419 or 420 Contributor.
Created / Published
- [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [500 to 576]
- - France
- - 500 to 576
- - Bible. Old Testament
- - Merovingians
- - Prayers
- - Psalms
- - Psalters
- - Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
- - Original resource extent: 291 folios : crimson parchment, silver and gold ink.
- - Reference extracted from World Digital Library: Michael Huglo, "Psalmody in the Ambrosian Rite: Observations on Liturgy and Music," in Thomas Forrest Kelly and Matthew Mugmon, editors, Ambrosiana at Harvard: New Sources of Milanese Chant (Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Houghton Library of the Harvard College Library, 2010).
- - Original resource at: National Library of France.
- - Content in Latin.
- - Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.
- 1 online resource.
- Merovingian Manuscript Collection
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Jerome, Saint, Died 419 Or 420 Contributor. Psalter of Saint Germain of Paris. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, 500 to 576, 0500] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668239/.
APA citation style:
Jerome, S. (0500) Psalter of Saint Germain of Paris. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, 500 to 576] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668239/.
MLA citation style:
Jerome, Saint, Died 419 Or 420 Contributor. Psalter of Saint Germain of Paris. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, 500 to 576, 0500] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021668239/>.