Book Series Autographa Medii Aevi, vol. 3

The Autograph of Eriugena

E. Jeauneau, P. Dutton

  • Pages: 123 p.
  • Size:155 x 245 mm
  • Language(s):English, Latin
  • Publication Year:1996

  • ISBN: 978-2-503-50542-8
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The great paleographer Ludwig Traube was the first to suggest that the actual handwriting of John Scottus Eriugena could be identified. In this new study, the first full examination of the problem of Eriugena's handwriting, the authors not only systematically review the evidence, but suggest a solution. Their identification of the autograph is based upon a detailed palaeographical and philological examination of the surviving examples of the scripts of the two Irishmen who wrote in the twelve ninth-century manuscripts associated directly with Eriugena and his school.