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Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 275: Legends of Saints. Prayers. Mandeville's Travels. Odoricus of Pordenone, Itinerary.

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Title:
Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 275: Legends of Saints. Prayers. Mandeville's Travels. Odoricus of Pordenone, Itinerary.
Alternate Title:
Legends, etc.
Language:
Latin
Extent:
ff. 3 + 255 and ff. 14
Approximate Date:
[ca. 1400 - 1499]; [ca. 1200 - 1299]
Collection:
Parker Manuscripts
Description:
The miscellany of tracts on various subjects in CCCC MS 275, dating to c. 1400-25, has no overall thematic unity. It contains devotional texts, travel literature, legends of saints, and biblical figures, and other works in diverse categories. The most important of these are: Vita Adae et Euae; Henry of Sawtry OCist (fl. twelfth century), Purgatorium Sancti Patricii; Vita Sancti Brendani; The Travels of Sir John Mandeville attributed to Jean le Long OSB; Odoricus of Pordenone (c. 1286-1331), Itinerarium; the letter of Iohannes presbyter ('Prester John'); Francesco Petrarca (1304-74), Historia Griseldis; John of Hildesheim OCarm (d. 1375), Historia trium regum; and John Grandisson (d. 1369), Vita Sancti Thomae Cantuariensis. The book was given to the College by Thomas Markaunt (d. 1439).