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Josephus Scottus's Abbreviation of Jerome's Commentariorum in Esaiam: A Partial Edition with Apparatus

Silvers, Margaret (2016) Josephus Scottus's Abbreviation of Jerome's Commentariorum in Esaiam: A Partial Edition with Apparatus. PhD thesis, University of York.

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Abstract

This thesis presents an edition of the first five books of Josephus Scottus's eighteen-book Abbreviatio commentarii S. Hieronymi super Isaiam, a text which has not previously been edited and has rarely been studied. The edition is eclectic, and has been based on the ninth-century manuscripts Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Clm 6296, Paris, Bibliothèque nationale lat. 12154, and St. Gall, Stiftsbibliothek Cod. Sang. 254, with partial collation of the tenth-century Fulda, Hochschul- und Landesbibliothek 100 Aa 13 manuscript and the ninth-century Wolfenbüttel Herzog August Bibliothek Cod. Guelf. 49 Weiss. manuscript. A critical apparatus is included. I have thoroughly described the surviving manuscripts of the Abbreviatio and their complex relationships to each other, as well as discussing my choice of editorial methods. As part of placing the edition and Josephus Scottus's work in context, I have considered and assessed previous scholarship on abbreviated exegesis and on Hiberno-Latin exegesis. I have also discussed the text of the Book of Isaiah and its history in early and patristic Christian thought in order to better understand Josephus Scottus's approach. A survey of the extant pre-ninth-century manuscripts of Jerome's Commentariorum in Esaiam is provided as part of establishing the text's transmission. I have also compared passages from Jerome's Commentariorum in Esaiam and Josephus Scottus's Abbreviatio at greater length than any previous study, in order to understand the method Josephus Scottus used to abbreviate the Commentariorum and to analyse his style of abbreviation and his goals. It is my intention in creating this partial edition to provide a legible text that other scholars may use for further study of Josephus Scottus and the subject of abbreviated exegesis.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Academic Units: The University of York > Centre for Medieval Studies (York)
Identification Number/EthosID: uk.bl.ethos.727324
Depositing User: Ms Margaret Silvers
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2017 13:24
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2018 15:23
URI: http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/18316

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