Medieval Manuscripts

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Item No: mca2400011
Title: Revelations
Script: Humanistic cursive
Language: Latin
Folio Number: f. 1r
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Beginning of book 5
Notes: This manuscript contains books 5-8 of Revelations by St. Bridget of Sweden (1303-1373), who began a life devoted to religion after the death of her husband in 1344. She became renowned as a mystic after receiving a series of visions, which she believed to have come to her directly from Christ. She recorded these revelations, which were soon disseminated throughout Europe.

The manuscript shown here is unfinished. The large initials were never filled in, and one can still see the small guide letters that the scribe included in order to tell the artist what letter to place in the blank space.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1586226
Country: Country:Italy

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1499
Image Dimensions Width: 294 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E 240
Creator Name: Bridget of Sweden - Author


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