Memoriale qualiter in monasterio religiose ac studiose conversare vel Domino militare oportet idipsum cotidie repetendo

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Edition:
Translation:
Manuscripts (divided in groups according to Morgand's edition)

Group 1:

Incipit ordo in monasterio qualiter a fratribus religiose conuersari seu militari domino oportet (Ms W)

Incipit ordo in monasterio qualiter a fratribus religiose ac studiose conuersari uel domino militare oportet idipsum cotidie repetendo
(MS KRW)

Incipit ordo monasticus secundum doctrinam sancti benedicti abbatis monachorum primus qualiter a fratribus religiose ac studiose conuersari et militari domino oportet idipsum cotidie repetendo.... (Ms. Z)

Rome, Biblioteca Casanatense 54 (olim B IV 21)
s. XI
fol. 21v-24
Ms K   
images of the manuscript; description; from Nonantola
Paris, BN lat. 2860
s. XIII
fol. 15v-19v
Ms P catalogue; not yet digitized
Cambridge, University Library Dd. 4.58
s. XIIIin
fol. 103v-105v
Ms R    
catalogue; not yet digitized; combined with works of Gregory the Great and Bede
Vatican, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana Reg. lat. 127
1361-
1367
fol. 117-120
Ms T image; bibliography; text presented as Informatio beati Benedicti quam posuit in fine regule sue
Trier, Stadtbibliothek 1238/601
s. XV
fol. 124-127
Ms t catalogue; combined with various monastic texts
Trier, Stadtbibliothek 1259/586 s. XV
fol. 41-44
Ms c catalogue; combined with various monastic texts
Paris, Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal 968
s. XVI
fol. 48-54
Ms U catalogue; combined with Regula Benedicti
Avignon, Bibliothèque municipale 712
s. XVI
fol. 50-55
Ms W catalogue; combined with Regula Benedicti (excerpt)
Paris, BN lat. 12885
1455
fol. 135v-139
Ms Z image; catalogue; combined with Regula Benedicti
Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek lat. 2655
s. XV
fol. 103-109
Ms z catalogue; Hill Manuscript Library; combined with Regula Benedicti

Group 2: Memoriale qualiter in monasterio conuersare/conuersari debemus

Torino, Biblioteca Nazionale G.V. 4
s. X
fol. 197-200
Ms B
catalogue; combined with Ps.-Paulus Diaconus/Hildemar, Expositio regulae, Collectio Capitularis, Paulus Diaconus, Letter to Charlemagne; no title, beginning missing
London, British Library Harley 5431
s. Xex
fol. 114-126v
Ms C         
image; description; combined with Regula Benedicti and Collectio Capitularis
,
Cambridge, Corpus Christi College 57
s. XI
fol. 33-37
Ms E image, catalogue, catalogue; from Abingdon, combined with Regula Benedicti and Collectio capitularis
Vatican, Biblioteca Apostolica Vataicana, Barb lat. 646   
s. XI
fol. 91v-98v
Ms F bibliography; not digitized; no title
London, British Library, Cotton Tiberius A III
s. XI
fol. 164-168v
Ms H image; description; combined with Regularis concordia, Regula Benedicti, Collectio Capitularis; no title, beginning missing
London, British Library, Cotton Titus A IV
s. XImed
fol. 111-117v    
Ms I image and description; combined with Regula Benedicti and Collectio Capitularis
Paris, BN lat. 15025
s. XIII
fol. 113v-116
Ms Q image; catalogue; combined with the Regula Benedicti and the Regula Augustini
Cambridge, University Library Ll. 1.14
s. XI
fol. 100v-104v
Ms S catalogue; combined with Regula Benedicti and Collectio Capitularis; not yet digitized   

Group 3: Ordo qualiter agendum sit monachis in monasteriis constitutis et rub regula beati patris benedicti degentibus

Montecassino, Biblioteca dell'Abazia 175
s. X
pp. 518-526
Ms D
catalogue; combined with Ps.-Paulus Diaconus/Hidemar, Expositio Regulae, various monastic reform texts
Montecassino, Biblioteca dell'Abazia 179
s. XI
pp. 246-258
Ms L
catalogue; similar collection as in Ms 175
Montecassino, Biblioteca dell'Abazia 442 s. XI
pp. 388-399
Ms M      
similar collection as in Ms 175
Vatican, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Vat. lat. 13501    s. XIex
fol. 36-37v
Ms d
image; bibliography; fragment

Group 4: Incipit ordo in monasterio qualiter a fratribus religiose ac studiose conuersari uel domino militare oportet idipsum cotidie repetendo

Montecassino, Biblioteca dell'Abazia 418                         
s. XVI
pp. 345-362
Ms V     
combined with various ascetic texts                                              
Avignon, Bibliothèque municipale 732 1645
fol. 57v-66v
Ms X
catalogue; handbook for novices; fragment
Valenciennes, Bibliothèque municipale 246
1647
fol. 51-55v
Ms Y catalogue, combined with various monastic texts
Zurich, Zentralbibliothek Rh. 134
s. XV
fol. 249v-251v
Ms a catalogue, incomplete, at the and of prayer book

Group 5: Memoriale qualiter in monasterio religiose ac studiose conuersare uel domino militare oportet idipsum cotidie repetendo.

Merseburg, Domstiftsbibliothek I 136 (58)
s. X
fol. 26v-35   
Ms A
description; image; combined with Collectio capitularis and Theodomar Letter to Charlemagne
Rouen, Bibliothèque Municipale 1385 (U 107)                  
s. XI
fol. 20-24v
Ms G
images of the ms; catalogue; combined with Collectio capitularis; beginning missing

Group 6: Traditio de ordine monachorum

Tours, Bibliothèque Municipale 284
s. XI   
fol. 74-77v
Ms N
catalogue; not yet digitized; text isolated 

Group 7 (addressing a female community): to nitile

Montpellier, Bibliothèque de l'École de la Médicine  85     
s. XII   
fol. 98-102    
Ms O
catalogue; not yet digitized; combined with Institutio canonicorum and Institutio sanctimonialium, text appears as part of the Institutio sanctimonialium 

Manuscripts not used in Morgand's edition:

Admont, Bibliothek des Benediktinerstifts 497               
s. XII1/2
fol. 111v-119
image; description; ascribed to Abbot Peter of Cluny, combined with monastic consuetudines.
Brno, Státní Vědecká Knihovna NR 34


                                                       
Brussels, Bibliothèque Royale 15111-15128 (479) s. X fol. 49-52 catalogue; combined with gloss on the Regula Benedicti
Budapest, Magyar Nemzeti Muzeum lat. 329
s. XI-XII
fol. 65-75

Melk, Stiftsbibliothek 1093 (olim 423)
s. XV
fol. 525-538
catalogue; combined with Regula Benedicti
München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Clm 14678 s. XVI fol. 295-298 image; catalogue; combined with Regula Benedicti
München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Clm 14952
1452
fol. 332v-346
image; catalogue; combined with various monastic texts
München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Clm 17459 s. XIV/XV fol. 96-97v catalogue; combined with various monastic texts

Literature:
  • Dunn, Marilyn, 'The Master and St Benedict: A Rejoinder', in: The English Historical Review 107:422 (1992), pp. 104-111.
  • Mattingly, Matthew, 'The Memoriale Qualiter: An Eighth Century Monastic Customary', in: American Benedictine Review 60:1 (2009), pp. 62-75.
  • Morgand, Claudio, 'La discipline pénitentielle et l'Officium capituli d'après le Memoriale qualiter', in: Revue Bénédictine 72 (1962), pp. 22-60.
  • Spurrell, Mark, 'The architectural interest of the Regularis Concordia', in: Anglo-Saxon England 21 (1992), pp. 161-176.