The Dating and Chronology of the Strahov Codex
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The Strahov Codex (PragP 47) is usually dated as 1480, or between 1460 and 1480 (Census-Catalogue). A more precise dating for the codex’s compilation can be gained by studying the watermarks. The author presents evidence showing that the codex’s fascicles were written at different times around the end of the 1460s and he offers a new perspective on the manuscript in the light of this information. Strahov can now be seen as chronologically (and repertorially) close to the oldest fascicles of the Leopold Codex (MunBS 3154), bridging what has hitherto been a temporal gap between the two ‘youngest’ of the Trent Codices (TrentC 89 and TrentC 91).
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