In the Margins of the Predestination Controversy: The Manuscript Context of the Hincmar Mock Epitaph

The predestination controversy, which involved some of the most important figures of Europe between 848-860, also made literary victims. A distich, found in the margins of five manuscripts copied from the ninth to the eleventh century, reads "Here lies Hincmar, a fiercely avaricious thief; the...

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Published in:The catholic historical review
Main Author: Papahagi, Adrian 1976-
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: [2019]
In:The catholic historical review
Year: 2019, Volume: 105, Issue: 1, Pages: 52-74
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Hincmar of Reims 806-882 / Funeral oration / Distichon / Parody / Manuscript / Predestination
Further subjects:B Hincmar, Archbishop of Reims, ca. 806-882
B Epitaphs
B mock epitaph
B Catholic Church history
B Hincmar of Reims
B Manuscripts
B Eriugena
B Predestination
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Summary:The predestination controversy, which involved some of the most important figures of Europe between 848-860, also made literary victims. A distich, found in the margins of five manuscripts copied from the ninth to the eleventh century, reads "Here lies Hincmar, a fiercely avaricious thief; the only noble thing he did was to die." By looking afresh at the manuscripts, their context, and their relationships, the present study investigates the vexed question of the authorship of the Hincmar mock epitaph. It also offers the first edition of the text to take into account all manuscript variants.
Item Description:Seite 68-74: Appendix: "Edition of the Hincmar mock epitaph"
ISSN:1534-0708
Contains:Enthalten in: The catholic historical review