Source: Textual EditionAnon.HagiogListPhil1869

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Siglum/accession no. Phillipps 1869


*The manuscript containing this work is given the siglum A1 in the edition by@Borst 1998. *The manuscript dates from around 840 and comes from the abbey of St Saviour at Prüm. @Meyvaert 2002, p. 15, claims: 'But Borst cannot disprove that in the exemplar of A1 these entries about Lorsch, like those about St. Zeno and his church in B1, figured as additions made to a DTR calendar that already had a heavy layer of hagiography pointing unmistakably to northern England and more specifically to York.' He goes on to note (pp. 15-16): 'As Borst's note (p. 1440, n. 1) acknowledges, the date of 30 October [the MS reads: "Titulus Agiae Sophiae"] provides a connection with Alcuin and York, since the church of S. Sophia to which it alludes is the one Alcuin helped to found in that city.... In this calendar I discern at least two layers of hagiography, one pertaining to Lorsch, the other to England and York. Consequently I believe we have grounds for arguing that when Alcuin came to the court of Charlemagne, he brought with him from York a copy of DTR, equipped with its calendar, and that this copy, at one or two stages rmeoved, is the exemplar that underlies the present Phillipps 1869.' *The only references entered in the PASE database are those containing the names of Anglo-Saxons listed by @Meyvaert 2002, p. 15. *For further details see Winfried Böhne, 'Das älteste Lorscher Kalendar und seine Vorlagen', in Die Reichsabtei Lorsch. Festschrift zum Gedenken an ihre Stiftung 764, ed. Friedrich Knöpp, vol. 2 (1977), pp. 171-222.


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Die karolingische Kalenderreform Borst, Arno Die karolingische Kalenderreform Hannover 1998 254-98