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Manuscript Monday: LJS 97 – Eis ta harmonika Ptolemaiou hypomnēma

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, offers a video orientation to Penn Library’s LJS 97, Eis ta harmonika Ptolemaiou hypomnēma, byPorphyry . This manuscript was written in Spain or Italy, between 1560 and 1580, in Greek, and it contains Porphyry’s commentary on about half of Ptolemy’s treatise Harmonics, focusing on harmonics and acoustics.

You can see the full online facsimile of this work in Penn in Hand and you can download all of the images metadata at OPenn.

 


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Manuscript Monday: LJS 384 – De philosophia mundi, by William of Conches

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, offers a video orientation to Penn Library’s LJS 384, De philosophia mundi, by William of Conches. This manuscript was written in Germany, circa 1150, in Latin, and it is a treatise in 4 books on astronomy, geography, meteorology, and medicine, followed by a work on Gospels attributed to Hugh of Saint-Victor.

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Manuscript Monday: Ms. Codex 681 – Book of hours

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, offers a video orientation to Penn Library’s Ms. Codex 681, Book of hours. This manuscript was written in France, between 1450 and 1500, in Latin, and it is a fragment of a book of hours with French script.

See the full online facsimile of this work in Penn in Hand.

 


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Manuscript Monday: LJS 231 – Statutum habelle communum…

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, offers a video orientation to Penn Library’s LJS 231, Statutum habelle communum. Written in Latin in Barga, Italy after 1346, this manuscript of 49 chapters includes regulations concerning the amount of tax (gabella or gabelle) and the conditions under which duty must be paid on internal and external trade in cloth of various kinds and from various sources.

See the full online facsimile of this work in Penn in Hand and you can download all of the images metadata at OPenn.