The Parisian Manuscript Tacuinum sanitatis (Bibliothèque Nationale de France, shelf mark MS nouv. acq. lat. 1673) and the Czech Lands
|Keywords||Tacuinum sanitatis – Ibn Butlān – Czech glosses – illuminated manuscript – Northern Italy – workshop of Giovannino and Salomone de Grassi|
|Type of Article||Miscellanea|
|Citation||STUDNIČKOVÁ, Milada. The Parisian Manuscript Tacuinum sanitatis (Bibliothèque Nationale de France, shelf mark MS nouv. acq. lat. 1673) and the Czech Lands. Acta Musei Nationalis Pragae – Historia litterarum. Prague: National Museum, 2022, 67(1-2), 89–93. DOI: https://doi.org/10.37520/amnpsc.2022.012. ISSN 2570-6861 (Print), 2570-687X (Online). Also available from: https://publikace.nm.cz/en/periodicals/acta-musei-nationalis-pragae-historia-litterarum/67-1-2/the-parisian-manuscript-tacuinum-sanitatis-bibliothque-nationale-de-france-shelf-mark-ms-nouv-acq-lat-1673-and-the-czech-lands|
The Parisian manuscript Tacuinum sanitatis is considered to be the oldest of a series of luxurious illuminated manuscripts containing an abridged text by Ibn Butlān that were commissioned by Gian Galeazzo Visconti or aristocrats in his circle. According to a note added later, it is believed to have belonged to Viridis Visconti, wife of Leopold III, Duke of Austria, and to have remained in the possession of the Habsburgs until the 16th century. The article draws attention to previously unanalysed Czech glosses written by several scribes, which contradict this hypothesis and prove that the North Italian manuscript was in Bohemian possession for a long time in the 15th century.