[Constantinople?], [between 1325 and 1799]
32 leaves : paper ; 285 x 210 (200 x 125) mm bound to 295 x 215 mm 1 microfilm reel : negative (MN 02-55) and positive (Robbins MS 67)
Formatted Contents Note
Fol. 1r-24r: Kōnstantinos Harmenopoulos, Epitome canonum (Summary of Canon Law).
Fol. 24v-25r: Harmenopoulos, De Fide Orthodoxa (On the Orthodox Faith).
Fol. 25r-27r: Harmenopoulos, De Opinionibus haereticorum (On the Opinions of the Heretics).
Fol. 27rv: Unidentified decree of Theodosius and Valentinian.
Fol. 27v: Two excerpts in two different hands regarding ecclesiastical appointments.
Fol. 28rv: Excerpt from Matthew Blastares's Syntagma canonum (Treatise of Canons).
Fol. 29r-30r: Chrysobull of Andronikos II Palaiologus.
Fol. 31r: Summary of the Donation of Constantine.
Fol. 31v-32v: Refutation of the Donation of Constantine from the History (Vienna, 178304) of Meletius of Athens (Meletius of Janina)?
Manuscript contains the Epitome canonum (Summary of Canon Law) by Kōnstantinos Harmenopoulos, plus various other texts on church doctrine and jurisdiction. This manuscript is further described, most of the short unknown texts and notes transcribed, and the characteristics and composition of the manuscript discussed, in a short paper by Jon Frey in collaboration with Maria Mavroudi and Luminita Florea, available in the manuscript file at the Robbins Collection.
Ms. codex. Title supplied by cataloger. Script: Written in 7 or 9 different hands. According to Jon Frey there are 9 hands; Jesse Torgerson counts 7, identifying Texts 6 and 7 and the entirety of the front and back matter (with the exception of the text at the top of f. ivr) as the 18th-century hand of Nikolaos Karatzas, whose signature appears on the notepaper-sized insert, f. vv. Texts 1-5 are late medieval hands of the 14th century and later; Texts 6-8 are copies and transcriptions in 18th century hands. Binding: Mottled paper over pasteboard. Origin: Based on a note bound into the manuscript in the late 18th century, this codex was compiled by Nikolaos Karatzas, a known Greek bibliophile, intellectual, and political figure, and sent to an unidentified Theodora. The logic of compilation centers on the intellectual activity of 14th century Thessalonike. Nikolaos Karatzas, who compiled the ms., cites (f. ivr) "the Greek library of Fabricius, vol. 10 [or 1?], book 5, chapter 42, page 276" as saying that the 14th-century portion was prepared by Kōnstantinos Harmenopoulos during the reign of Anna Palaiologina and her son John Palaiologos "in the year from the creation of the world 6853 [AD 1345] ..." Shelfmark: Berkeley, CA, The Robbins Collection, UC Berkeley School of Law, Robbins MS 67.
Phillipps, T. Cat. ms., 7223.
The manuscript was once in the collection of Sir Thomas Phillipps (his no. 7223) as well as in that of Frederick North, Earl of Guilford.
Publications About Described Materials Note
Migne, J.-P. (Jacques-Paul), Patrologiae cursus completus. Series graeca, vol 150, columns 45-168.
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