Martyrologium of Wandalbert of Prüm


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Martyrologium of Wandalbert of Prüm

ALTERNATIVE TITLES – Märtyrerverzeichnis von Wandalbert von Prüm – Martyrologium für Kaiser Lothar I.
FEATURES – Codex on parchment, 190 x 142 mm, 72 pp.
ORIGIN – Germany: Reichenau Abbey.
CHRONOLOGY – 9th century10th century: 876-925.
PATRONAGE – The manuscript was probably commissioned for Louis II the German (804 ca.-876).
GENRE – ChristianityLiturgical booksHagiographiesLiteratureAstronomy / Astrology.
CONTENTS – Martyrology in verse dedicated by Wandalbert of Prüm to his friend Otrich. For each day Wandalbert reports events related to the lives of one or more saints, inserting a summary couplet at the end of each month. Alongside sacred subjects we find compositions of various contents, including a poem dedicated to the emperor Lothair I (795-855). The work ends with an appendix about the celestial signs of the 12 months and the human activities. Wandalbert finished the work in the year 848.
SCRIPT – Carolingian minuscule (or Caroline minuscule); uncial.
DECORATION – 13 miniatures; full-page astrological drawings.
STYLE – Carolingian.
EXTERNAL LINKS – DigiVatlib (digitized manuscript).

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Martirologio di Vandalberto; Martyrologe de


Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document. The facsimile reproduces as close as possible the codicological characteristics of the original document. The binding might not correspond to that of the original document as it appears at the present moment.
Publisher: Belser Verlag (Zurich, 1997).
Limited edition: 900 copies.
Commentary: Stork Hans-Walter.

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