Places ‣ Laon

Latin: Laudunum (Lao-, Lo-; Laudunensis urbs, Lugdunum clavatum)

Part of region: France

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15 manuscripts.    
City Library Shelfmark/section Contents Script Dating Origin Categories Images
LaonBibliothèque municipale38Jerome, Commentarii in Prophetas minores (Ioel, Mi, Na, Hab)Caroline minusculeIX 2/4prob. N FranceSb
LaonBibliothèque municipale92 (ff 1–164)Bede, In Marci evangelium expositio, De locis sanctis; Adamnán, De locis sanctisCaroline minusculeIXReims circleSb
LaonBibliothèque municipale265Gesta Salvatoris; Pseudo-Augustine, De fide sanctae trinitatis; etc.; Fulgentius, De trinitate; Homiliae; etc.Caroline minusculeIX 1/3 & 2/3Saint-Amand & NE FranceSb
LaonBibliothèque municipale273Poetae christiani (Alcimus Avitus, etc.); Wigbodus, De Octateucho.Caroline minusculeIX 3/4prob. NE FranceSb
LaonBibliothèque municipale298Origen, Homiliae in librum NumerorumCaroline minusculeIX 1/3Saint-AmandSb
LaonBibliothèque municipale299 (ff 2–137)Origen, Homiliae in libros Regum, Isaie, Hieremiae, HiezechielisCaroline minusculeIX 1/4Saint-AmandSb
LaonBibliothèque municipale319Taio, SententiaeCaroline minusculeIX 1/4Saint-AmandSb
LaonBibliothèque municipale444Glossary, grammatica, poetryIX 3/4LaonS Sb V Link to images available
LaonBibliothèque municipale447Isidore, EtymologiaeIX 2/4MainzSb V Link to images available
LaonBibliothèque municipale464Aldhelm, De metrisCaroline minusculeIX 2/3NE FranceSb
LaonBibliothèque municipale468 (ff 1–61)Commentarii in Virgilium, Sedulium artesque liberalesCaroline minusculeIX 3/4LaonSb Ex Link to images available
LaonBibliothèque municipale469Venantius FortunatusCaroline minusculeIX 2/4NE FranceSb
ParisBibliothèque nationale de FranceLat. 2024Pseudo-Augustine; Isidore; Hrabanus Maurus; Martinus Dumiensis; Fulgentius Ferrandus; Ambrosius Autpertus; Alcuinpost 875NE France (Laon?)Sb Link to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
St Paul im LavanttalArchiv des BenediktinerstiftsCod. 86b/1 (Reichenauer Schulheft) Vitae Virgilii; Ambrose , Hexameron (extracts); Old Irish poems; scholia on the Aeneid; astronomical table; Greek paradigms; Greek–Latin glossaries; etc. Irish minuscule840sNE France (Laon? Soissons?)S V Link to images available
Vatican CityBiblioteca Apostolica VaticanaReg. Lat. 215OT glossaryContinental hand876/7Limousin? Tours? Laon?V Link to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available

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Manuscript dates (approx.)

50060070080090002468108 MSS3 MSS4 MSS

Page sizes

Data available for 14 manuscripts (93% of this list).
Height range: 225–345 mm (average 268 mm). Width range: 118–248 mm (average 196 mm).
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Folio count

Data available for 14 manuscripts (93% of this list). Range of folio numbers: 8–318 (average 148).
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Pádraic Moran, Manuscripts with Irish Associations (MIrA), version 0.5 dev (2023) <> [accessed 24 July 2024]