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The Circulation of the Scholia Vallicelliana to Isidore

Woudhuysen, George; Stover, Justin


Justin Stover


This study brings together the evidence for the circulation of an important monument of early medieval scholarship, the Scholia Vallicelliana to Isidore, which Claudia Villa brilliantly attributed to Paul the Deacon in 1984. Starting from the Vallicelliana manuscript itself, we proceed to bring together the disparate published scholarship on other traces of the text, most of which are linked to southern Italy and Monte Cassino itself – a fact which supports the attribution to Paul. We then adduce a new piece of evidence: an interpolated passage in a manuscript of Vindicianus’ Gynaecia, produced in Bavaria around 1200. This interpolation may give us evidence for the Scholia’s circulation north of Alps, or alternatively, might suggest that the interpolated text of Vindicianus was originally produced at Monte Cassino. In either case, however, this new find gives us some evidence that the text had an impact in Northern Europe.


Woudhuysen, G., & Stover, J. (2023). The Circulation of the Scholia Vallicelliana to Isidore. Revue d'histoire des textes, 18, 409-416.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jun 9, 2022
Online Publication Date Jul 26, 2023
Publication Date Jul 26, 2023
Deposit Date Jun 24, 2022
Publicly Available Date Jul 27, 2024
Journal Revue d'histoire des textes
Print ISSN 0373-6075
Electronic ISSN 2507-0185
Publisher Brepols Publishers
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 18
Pages 409-416
Keywords Literature and Literary Theory
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