Manuscripts of the Lombard Laws

The following pages presents an overview of a selection of manuscripts containing copies of various versions of the Lombard laws. Currently, the manuscripts are divided into the different versions of the Lombard Laws (Edictus Langobardorum, Liber Legum, Liber Papiensis and the Lombarda), and within those headings in the approximate data order of their production. Links are given to digital images, where they are freely available online, and, where I have produced a draft description of the manuscript, it may be downloaded as a PDF.

Please note, this list does not pretend to be complete, as this website is very much an ongoing project.

Edictus Langobardorum

  • ST GALLEN, Stiftsbibliothek, MS 730, ca. 650-700, Northern Italy, Bobbio?
  • IVREA, Biblioteca Capitolare, MS 34, ca. 830, Italy
  • VATICAN, Biblioteca Apostolica, MS Vat. Lat. 5359, ca. 850-1000, Northern Italy
  • WOLFENBÜTTEL, Herzog August Bibliothek, MS Cod. 130, Blankenburg, ca 850-1000, Northern Italy
  • PARIS, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, MS Lat. 4614, 975-1025, Northern Italy

Liber Legum

  • MODENA, Biblioteca Capitolare, MS O. I. 2, 850-900, Northern Italy
  • GOTHA, Forschungsbibliothek, MS Memb. I. 84, 950-1025, Mainz or Northern Italy

Liber Papiensis (Liber Legis Langobardorum)

  • VENICE, Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, MS Lat. V. 81 (2751), ca. 1050-1100, Northern Italy
  • PADUA, Biblioteca del Seminario Vescoville, MS DXXVIII (528), ca. 1100-25, Northern Italy

Lombarda

(Provisional List)

  • MONTECASSINO, Archivio dell’Abbazia, MS 328, ca. 1070-1100, Southern Italy
  • NAPLES, Biblioteca Nacional Vittorio Emanuele III, MS Branc. I. B. 12, ca. 1125-1150, Southern Italy
  • MUNICH, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, MS Clm 3510, ca. 1130-1170, Italy?
  • PARIS, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, MS Lat. 14475, ca. 1130-1170, Italy?
  • FLORENCE, Biblioteca Medica Laurenziana, MS Plut. 77 Cod. 1, ca. 1100-1200?, Italy?
  • FLORENCE, Biblioteca Medica Laurenziana, MS Plut. 77 Cod. 10, ca. 1100-1200?, Italy?
  • VATICAN, Biblioteca Apostolica, MS Pal. Lat. 772, 1100-1200, ?
  • VATICAN, Biblioteca Apostolica, MS VAT. Lat. 8782, 1100-1200, ?
  • WROCŁAW, Uniwersytet Wrocławski, MS Rehd. 293, 1100-1200, ?
  • PARIS, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, MS Lat. 4615, 1100-1200, ?
  • PARIS, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, MS Lat. 4616, 1100-1200, ?
  • VATICAN, Biblioteca Apostolica, MS Reg. Lat. 1060, 1175-1200, ?
  • VIENNA, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, MS Cod. 394, ca. 1180-1220, in or around Bari, Italy
  • VATICAN, Biblioteca Apostolica, MS Vat. Lat. 3845, ca. 1175-1225, Italy
  • LONDON, Lambeth Palace Library, MS 39, ca. 1200-1300, Italy
  • PARIS, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, MS Lat. 4614, 1200-1300, Northern Italy
  • PARIS, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, MS Lat. 4617, 1200-1300, ?
  • PARIS, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, MS Lat. 4566, 1300-1400, ?
  • VENICE, Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, MS Lat. Z 210 (1823), ca. 1300-1400, Italy?

Last Updated: July 2021


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6 thoughts on “Manuscripts of the Lombard Laws

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  4. Alina O.

    Dear Mr. Gobbitt,
    thank you for the information shared on your blog! It is really helpful and interesting! I wanted to suggest that you could use a little date stamp for the list of manuscripts too, so that the user knows, when the page was last updated (mainly the year and month are important). This would facilitate citing, if a researcher wants to mention a post from your blog in his or her publication 😉

    Greetings,
    Alina O.

    Reply
    1. thomgobbitt Post author

      Dear Alina!
      Thanks for the message and the kind words, I’m glad it has proven a useful resource. I’ve been a bit slow on updating of late, both on the blog front and the listing… The individual draft manuscript descriptions have year and, usually month also included in the administrative information, but I’ll add in a ‘last updated’ to the main list when I get chance, yes!

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