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Anselm of Laon: Glosae super Iohannem

Prof. Alexander Andrée is preparing a critical edition of the Glosae super Iohannem of Anselm of Laon, master of the cathedral school at Laon in the early twelfth century and famous for his teaching of the Bible. The Glosae or Verbum substantiale, which served a later compiler as the major source for the Glossa ordinaria on John, is edited from the extant fourteen manuscripts and provides a fascinating glimpse of how the sacra pagina, the study of the Bible, was taught at the dawn of scholasticism.

Photo: Württembergische Landesbibliothek, HB IV 32, fol. 8r