Augustine, De opere monachorum

CPL 305

Incipit:
Iussioni tuae, sancte pater Aurelii...
Monachorum qui operari nolunt...

Editions:
  • Joseph Zycha, in: Corpus Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum Latinorum 41, Vienna 1900, pp. 529-596, online.
  • abbreviated version (ch. 19-40): Patrologia Latina 40, col. 564-580.
  • Patrologia Latina, vol. 40, col. 547-582, online.
  • online.
Translation:
Manuscripts:
There are probably many more manuscripts, especially in French, English and Italian libraries. In most cases documented here De opere monachorum appears in collections of works of Augustine and in miscellaneous collections of theological texts. The text also appears in some of the 'Austrian' collections of monastic rules. Aside from that, it rarely appears in combination with other ascetic or monastic texts.
It might be worthwhile to investigate the implications of such contexts of transmission on the way how a reform text criticizing certain monastic practices was read and unsterstood throughout the Middle Ages and whether it was used as authority in movements of monastic reforms. In some cases (probably more than those documented here) De opere monachorum was excerpted and abbreviated: also a potentially fruitful research project.





Combined with
Admont, Stiftsbibliothek 331 s. XIII fol. 48-52 (abbrev.)
Hill Manuscript Library Monastic rules
Admont, Stiftsbibliothek 507 s. XII fol. 73-101 Hill Manuscript Library Augustine
Admont, Stiftsbibliothek 833
s. XVII
fol. 213-220 (abbrev.)
Hill Manuscript Library

Baltimore MD, Walters Art Museum W.2 s. IX fol. 2-24 In Principio-Database;
not yet digitized

Bamberg, Universitätsbibliothek Msc. Pat. 28 (B III 18) s. XII fol. 1-18
Ms D in ed. CSEL;
catalogue; not yet digitzed
Augustine
Berlin, Staatsbibliothek Ms. lat. qu. 690
s. IX2/4
fol. 2v-31v
catalogue
Augustine
Berlin, Staatsbibliothek Ms. Magdeburg
s. XV1/2
fol. 29-51v
catalogue
Misc.
Bern, Burgerbibliothek 162 s. XI fol. 1-15
Ms B in ed. CSEL
catalogue
Augustine
Brugge, Openbare Bibliotheek 109 s. XII-XV
fol. 26-46 catalogue Augustine
Brugge, Openbare Bibliotheek 112 s. XIII
fol. 45-57v
catalogue
Augustine
Brussels, Bibliothèque royale 1097 (1705-10)
s. XV
fol. 90v-107
catalogue
Augustine
Cambridge, Corpus Christi College 316 s. XIIIin
fol. 100-108v catalogue
catalogue
image
Augustine etc.
Cambridge, University Library Kk.II.14 s. XIV
fol. 154-161v catalogue Augustine etc.
Cologne, Diözenanbibliothek 1087 s. XV fol. 141- Hill Mannuscript Library;
image
Augustine
Cologne, Historisches Archiv GB quart 21
ca 1430
fol 81v (extracts)
catalogue
Misc.
Cologne, Historisches Archiv GB quart 134
1440-60
fol. 1-20
catalogue
Augustine etc.
Düsseldorf, Universitätsbibliothek B 3
s. IX
fol. 280-290
catalogue; image
Misc.
Düsseldorf, Universitätsbibliothek B 12
s. XVex
fol. 193-203v
catalogue
Augustine etc.
Durham, Dean and Chapter Library B.III.4 s. XIII/XIV fol. 75-75v (extracts) Hill Manuscript Library Augustine
Durham, Dean and Chapter Library B.IV.11 s. XII fol. 98- Hill Manuscript Library Monastic rules
Fulda, Hessische Landesbibliothek Aa 73
s. XIII3/3
fol. 143-167v
catalogue
Augustine, etc.
Göttweig, Stiftsbibliothek 91 (15) s. XII fol. 31-50 Hill Manuscript Library Augustine
Göttweig, Stiftsbibliothek 112 (57) s. XII fol. 56-62 (abbrev.) Hill Manuscript Library Monastic rules
Graz, Univ Bibl. 480 (39/47 f.) s. XII fol. 58-63 (abbrev.)
Hill Manuscript Library Monastic rules
Halle (Saale), Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek
Qu. Cod. 123
s. XVin
fol. 170-188
catalogue
Misc.
Heiligenkreuz, Stiftsbibliothek 203 s. XIII fol. 88-119 Hill Manuscript Library Bede, Augustine
Innsbruck, Universitätsbibliothek 470 s. XII 1-21
manuscripta.at
Augustine
Jena, Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek EL.q.7
s. XV
fol. 97-110v
catalogue
Misc.
Karlsruhe, Badische Landesbibliothek,
Schwarzach 4
ca 1485
fol. 245v-247 (extract)
catalogue
Patristic Misc.
Klosterneuburg, Stiftsbibliothek 219
s. XII3/4 fol. 129-146 Hill Manuscript Library Augustine etc.
Klosterneuburg, Stiftsbibliothek 570
s. XIV fol. 95-98 (abbrev.)
Hill Manuscript Library Monastic rules
Klosterneuburg, Stiftsbibliothek 587 s. XII fol. 79-83v Hill Manuscript Library Monastic rules
Klosterneuburg, Stiftsbibliothek 790 s. XII fol. 125-132v (abbrev.)
Hill Manuscript Library Monastic rules
etc.
Lambach, Stiftsbibliothek 31 
s. IX
fol. 73-79 and
135v-136v (abbrev.)

Monastic rules
Laon,  Bibliothèque municipale 135 s. IXex no. 3
Ms O in ed. CSEL;
catalogue
Augustine
Laon,  Bibliothèque municipale 136 s. IX no. 11
Ms L in ed. CSEL;
catalogue
Augustine
Leipzig, Universitätsbibliothek Ms 251
s. XIIIin
fol. 114v-131v
catalogue
Augustine etc.
Leipzig, Universitätsbibliothek Ms 266
s. XIVin
fol. 52-71v
catalogue
Augustine etc.
Lilienfeld, Stiftsbibliothek 106 s. XV fol. 163v-166 (abbrev.)
Hill Manuscript Library Augustine etc.
London, British Library Add. 37328
s. IX fol. 2-9v catalogue Augustine
London, British Library Royal 5 C IV s. XIVin
fol. 96 catalogue Augustine etc.
Melk, Stiftsbibliothek 136 (627. L 52) s. XV
1451
fol. 249v-273v Hill Manuscript Library Augustine etc.
Melk, Stiftsbibliothek 735 (224.4.14) s. XV
1452
fol. 28v-43 Hill Manuscript Library Augustine
Melk, Stiftsbibliothek881 (15)
s. XV
fol. 428-457
Hill Manuscript Library
Augustine
Metz, Bibliothèque municipale 138 s. XI
Ms A in ed. CSEL;
catalogue
Augustine etc.
Milano, Biblioteca Ambrosiana C 24 inf.
s. XII
fol. 149v-167r
cataloge
Gregory,
Dialogues
Milano, Biblioteca Ambrosiana R 30 sup.
s. XVmed
fol. 70-84
catalogue
Augustine
Montecassino, Biblioteca dell'Abbazia 173  s. XI pp. 1-24 In Principio-Database
Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Clm 9639
s. XIV
fol. 1-
not yet digitized
catalogue
Augustine,
Hugo of St. Victor
Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Clm 13059 before
1156
fol. 45-69v
Ms M in ed. CSEL;
not yet digitized;
catalogue
Augustine
Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Clm 17057 s. XII
Ms N in ed. CSEL;
not yet digitized

Olmütz, Wissenschaftliche Staatsbibliothek M II 35


catalogue
Augustine
Paris, BN lat. 3835 s. XI

catalogue Misc.
Paris, BN lat. 4333B
s. VIII-IX
fol. 50v-68v
image
Monastic rules
Paris, BN lat. 13367
s. VI
fol. 1-39
Ms C in ed. CSEL
Augustine
Paris, BN lat. n.a. 1448 s. IX
Ms gamma in ed. CSEL;
catalogue
Augustine
Salzburg, Bibliothek der Erzabtei St. Peter b.IX.20
s. XV
1467
fol. 11-15 (abbrev.)
Hill Manuscript Library
Monastic rules
Soissons, Bibliothèque municipale 143 (135)
s. XII

catalogue
Smaragdus,
Diadema
monachorum
Stuttgart, Württembergische Landesbibliothek
HB VII 16
s. XII
fol. 105-121v
catalogue
Augustine
Trier, Bibliothek des Priesterseminars 96 s. XV fol. 75 (extracts) Hill Manuscript Library Augustine etc.
Vatican, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana Pal. lat. 210 s. VI (VIII)
fol. 79-111
Ms P in ed. CSEL;
catalogue
Augustine
Vatican, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana Reg. lat. 2730 s. X
Ms F in ed. CSEL; verify
Vatican, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana Vat. lat. 10664 1215 fol. 295-296 In Principio-Database
Vendôme, Bibliothèque municipale 36
s. XIIIex

catalogue
Augustine
Vendôme, Bibliothèque municipale 43
s. XIII
fo. 117-125
catalogue
Misc.
Verdun, Bibliothèque municipale 57 s. X no. 7 catalogue Augustine
Vienna, Dominikanerkloster 203 (169)
s. XV
fol. 96-111
Hill Manuscript Library
Misc.
Vienna, Nationalbibliothek 735 s. XIII fol.198-202v
Ms Y in ed. CSEL;
Hill Manuscript Library
Augustine;
Orosius
Vienna, Nationalbibliothek 757 s. XII fol. 13-34v Ms X in ed. CSEL;
Hill Manuscript Library
Augustine etc.
Vienna, Nationalbibliothek 923 s. XIV1 fol. 160-175 Ms Z in ed. CSEL;
Hill Manuscript Library
Augustine;
Isidore; misc.
Vienna, Nationalbibliothek 1021 s. IX fol. 94v-112v Ms V in ed. CSEL;
Hill Manuscript Library
Augustine
Vienna, Nationalbibliothek 1550 s. XII fol. 105v-112v (abbrev.)
Hill Manuscript Library Monastic rules
Vienna, Nationalbibliothek 3994 s. XIV/XV fol. 297-307v Hill Manuscript Library Misc.; Gregory,
Dialogues
Vienna, Nationalbibliothek 4138 s. XV fol. 77-85v Hill Manuscript Library Misc.
Vienna, Nationalbibliothek 4613 s. XV fol. 226v-236r Hill Manuscript Library Misc.
Vienna, Nationalbibliothek 5379 s. XV
fol. 81-95v
Hill Manuscript Library
Misc.
Vienna, Nationalbibliothek 13537 s. XVmed fol. 237v-249 Hill Manuscript Library Misc.
Vienna, Bibliothek des Dominkanerklosters 203/169
s. XV
1456
fol. 96-111
Hill Manuscript Library
Misc
Vienna, Bibliothek der Theresianischen Akademie 4o25 s. XV
1481
fol. 169-219


Vitry-le-François, Bibliothèque municipale 34
s. XII
fol. 125-138
catalogue Augustine;
Gregory I.
Zwettl, Zisterzienserstift 296
s. XII/XIII 
fol. 103-122v
Hill Manuscript Library Augustine;
Bede

Literature:
Weber, Dorothea, Die Handschriftliche Überlieferung der Werke des Heiligen Augustinus
Bd. IX, Vienna 1993, pp. 122-123.