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Guide to Giles, of Rome, Archbishop of Bourges, De regimine principum. Manuscript, circa 1310

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Title:

Giles, of Rome, Archbishop of Bourges, De regimine principum. Manuscript (Ms 533)

Dates:

circa 1310

Manuscript Number:

Codex Ms 533

Size:

1 volume (133 leaves); 28 x 19 cm

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

Henri de Gauchi's free French translation of the treatise by Egidio Colonna. Originally composed for the education of Philip IV (while still Prince Philippe le Bel). Text in French. Codex Ms 533.

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Scope Note

An early manuscript of Henri de Gauchi's free French translation of the treatise by Saint Thomas Aquinas' famous pupil Egidio Colona (also known as Gilles de Rome, Aegidius de Columna, and Aegidius Romanus). Originally composed for the education of Philip IV (while still Prince Philippe le Bel), the text was translated into French under the patronage of Philip IV. In addition to its age, this manuscript is notable for its crisp calligraphy, brilliant illuminations, and rubrication. The French title is Le Livre du governement des rois et des princes. Bound in 18th century Dutch vellum.

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Codex Ms 533

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