Homiliary of Angers

14-15. 4. 2010

Not the hottest google search term going, but I have and do get e-mails from time to time regarding work on this topic. I had thought I’d given copies of my dissertation to the few people who might be interested in it, but some recent conversations suggest that it would be beneficial for more people to have access to this unpublished sequence of sermons.

The text is not really in publishable form. And I’m not entirely comfortable with cutting from word and pasting it up on the web, although I recognize that having the full text up (rather than a PDF) would make it more search engine friendly. If feasible in the future I may try to find a stable place for this version of the homiliary, which should include some more work on the presentation of it as well.

For now, below is a PDF of the version of the Homiliary of Angers found in Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Bodley 343. Because this depository is not meant to be permanent, if this should be used or cited, please refer to Aidan Conti, “Preaching Scripture and Apocrypha: A Previously Unidentified Carolingian Homiliary in an Old English Manuscript, Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Bodley 343,” Unpubl. Ph.D. U of Toronto, 2004. The file here, appendix 1 from my thesis, is a PDF created from the dissertation word file and preserves page numbers (and all the typos and errors that I was unable to catch).

If you stumble on this and would like to contact me, I can be reached at my academic (University of Bergen) e-mail address (first.last at cms.uib.no; but it’s easy enough to find, especially if you’ve managed to find this HA page!). And if you plan to use any part or are working on any HA related manuscripts, I would love to know about it!

The Latin items of Bodley 343 (fols xi recto – xxxix verso), mostly the Homiliary of Angers, also a Latin translation of De Christi passione, a note on the genealogy of James, son of Alphaeus (and here named as brother of the Lord) and several unidentified homilies.

The items are numbered according to the sequence in Bodley 343, which does not match that of the reconstructed Homiliary of Angers. To reconcile the Bodley number with the HA number, you can use Appendix 2. Yes, slightly confusing, not ideal, but provisional.

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