DCL MS. B.IV.17Burchard of Worms, Decretum
Held by: Durham Cathedral Library: Durham Cathedral Manuscripts

Burchard of Worms, Decretum and extracts from other texts

Digitised: https://n2t.durham.ac.uk/ark:/32150/t1mp2676v57k.html

Physical description of manuscript


Extent: i+173+i f
Size: 275 mm x 178 mm

Secundo folio: si oblationes

110, 26, 310, 412, 56, 6-1310, 148, 15-1710, 188, 193


Written in several rather variable hands (Mynors)


Standard Tuckett binding, mid 19th century full brown calf over thick wooden boards (Charles Tuckett, binder to the British Museum, rebound many Durham manuscripts in the 19th century)

Manuscript contents
(a)     f.1-3
Original title: Epistolae
Author: Ivo, Saint, Bishop of Chartres, approximately 1040-1116
Language: Latin

Epistolae 186 and 188

(b)     f.4-165v
Original title: Decretum
Author: Burchard, Bishop of Worms, approximately 965-1025
Language: Latin
(c)     f.165v-166v
Original title: Homilia synodalis
Author: Leo IV, Pope, -855
Language: Latin
(d)     f.166v-168
Original title: Concilia Salegunstadtiense: canones
Language: Latin
(e)     f.168
Original title: De bannito ieiunio etc.
Language: Latin
(f)     f.168
Original title: Ex decretis Gregorii pape quod monachi possint baptizare
Language: Latin
(g)     f.168v-169
Modern title: 3 papal letters
Language: Latin

Jaffé - Wattenbach nos. 1996 (Boniface IV), 4505 (Alexander II), 3443 “Consolvisti” (Stephen V)

(h)     f.169r-169v
Original title: Concilium Londiniense: canones
Language: Latin
(i)     f.170
Original title: Tituli cardinalium Romanorum
Language: Latin
(j)     f.170-172
Original title: De Constantino imperatore, etc.
Language: Latin
(k)     f.172v-173
Original title: Concilium Turonense: canones
Language: Latin

Microfilmed in 1985/86 by the Hill Monastic Manuscript Library, St John's Abbey and University, Collegeville, Minnesota. Copies held by them and Durham Cathedral Library.

Digitised material for Durham Cathedral Library MS. B.IV.17 - Burchard of Worms, Decretum
Digitised February 2017 as part of the Durham Priory Library Recreated project


Catalogi veteres librorum Ecclesiae cathedralis dunelm. Catalogues of the library of Durham cathedral, at various periods, from the conquest to the dissolution, including catalogues of the library of the abbey of Hulne, and of the mss.   OCLC citation, Surtees Society 7, (London: J.B. Nichols and Son, [1838]).

Jaffé, P., Wattenbach, W., Regesta pontificum romanorum ab condita ecclesia ad annum post Christum natum MCXCVIII   OCLC citation, (Graz: Akademische Druck- und Verlagsanstalt, 1956)

Mynors, R.A.B., Durham Cathedral manuscripts to the end of the twelfth century. Ten plates in colour and forty-seven in monochrome. With an introduction [including a list of all known Durham manuscripts before 1200]   OCLC citation, (Durham: 1939)

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