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Anonymous, Bernardino of Siena, OFM, Michele Carcano of Milan, OFM, and Roberto Caracciolo of Lecce, OFM
Sermons, including some from Quadragesimale de evangelio aeterno and Quadragesimale de christiana religione; decorated manuscript on parchment and paper
- DECORATED MANUSCRIPT IN LATIN AND ITALIAN ON PARCHMENT AND PAPER, Italy (Tuscany or Umbria?), c. 1480-1500. 290 x 105 mm. 324 folios, preceded and followed by two paper flyleaves, on parchment and paper, incomplete (collation, i-xlvii6 xlviii10 xlix8 l10), vertical catchwords, written in brown ink in a very minute cursive book hand by at least three scribes on up to 62 to 64 lines (justification, 220 x 70 mm.), some guide words for rubrics, headings and lengthy passages underlined in red, rubrics and some marginalia in red, spaces left blank for initials. BINDING: Bound in a modern binding of tan sheepskin over pasteboard, smooth spine decorated with simple double gold fillets, marbled endleaves and pastedowns. TEXT: This manuscript contains 103 sermons presented in a highly original and uncommon format. The authors of most of the sermons have not been identified, but those that have been identified are by Franciscan authors, and this collection is related to the success of the preaching revival of the Franciscan Observance and the pastoral activities of Observant preachers like Bernardino of Siena, the only author actually identified within the volume. Bernardino’s sermons, along with sermons of two other Franciscan authors and preachers, Michele Carcano and Roberto Caracciolo, and the vast body of anonymous sermons are all unpublished and unstudied, and they offer a fine witness to the extremely rich homiletic output of the Franciscan Observants in Italy. A table at the end of the volume lists all of the sermons’ thematic headings, and is directly preceded by … [Click Below for Full Description]
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