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Oversize LJS 36 - Manuscript leaf from an account of the Jewish Wars
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Title:
Manuscript leaf from an account of the Jewish Wars, 1100s.
Physical description:
1 item (1 leaf) : parchment ; 397 x 265 mm. (with a small part of the leaf, 4 lines high, 314 mm. wide).
Language(s):
In Latin.
Summary:
Leaf from a large manuscript written in a Romanesque script in Italy in the 12th century. Ruled in lead for 2 columns of at least 50 lines, the leaf is damaged at both the top and the left edges, with roughly half of the inner column missing. Water and worms have both damaged the leaf. 1 2-line initial in red on verso. The leaf was later used as a binding fragment. It contains text describing the conquest of Ptolemais by Alexander, son of Antiochus II, an event also described in the Book of Maccabees.
Provenance:
Sold at auction at Sotheby's, 22 June 1993, lot 7, to Lawrence J. Schoenberg.
Gift of Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle, 2010.
Related names:
Schoenberg, Lawrence J., former owner.
Subject:
Alexander Balas, King of Syria, -145 B.C.
Jews - History - 586 B.C.-70 A.D.
Form / Genre:
Fragments.
Histories.
Manuscripts, Latin - 12th century.
Manuscripts, Medieval.
Indexed / Referenced in:
Described in Transformation of knowledge: early manuscripts from the collection of Lawrence J. Schoenberg (London: Paul Holberton, 2006), p. 143 (LJS 36).
Cite as:
UPenn Oversize LJS 36
Manuscript location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library University of Pennsylvania Oversize LJS 36

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Collection: Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection
Collection: Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts
Facsimile: Yes
Illuminated: No
Illustrated: No
Notated: No
Language: Latin
Century: 12th century
Date: 1100
Genre: Fragments
Genre: Histories
Genre: Manuscripts, Latin - 12th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Medieval
Subject: Alexander Balas, King of Syria, -145 B.C
Subject: History
Subject: Jews
Related names: Schoenberg, Lawrence J., former owner
Page material: Parchment