Un exemplaire me´connu de l’Articella (Ars medicine): e´tude codicologique du manuscrit de Rouen, Bibliotheque Municipale, Ms. I. 57
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SUMMARY: MS Rouen, Bibliothe`que Municipale, Ms. I. 57, is a copy of the Articella, the
famous collection of ancient medical texts translated into Latin and assembled in southern Italy
in the eleventh century: the first complete description of this MS is here provided. The codicological
description, especially of the decoration and of the arrangement, nature and version of
the texts in the corpus has made possible to correct the traditional dating of the manuscript
(14th century), and to assign its redaction to the 13th century in the context of the Paris university.
This is a contribution to a catalogue of the preserved Articella manuscripts that would serve
as the basis to understand the history and the transmission of this collection, used from the
11th to the 15th century for the teaching of medicine in the universities of Western Europe.