Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS. Canon. Misc. 378

Notitia Dignitatum Facsimile Edition

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The Notitia Dignitatum (Notitia Dignitatum et Administrationum Omnium tam Civilium quam Militarium) is arranged in two parts, each entitled ‘a list of all offices, civil and military’ in the eastern and western halves of the Roman empire after AD 395.

Made in 1436 for Pietro Donato, Bishop of Padua, both text and pictures derive ultimately from a late Roman original.

The Notitia Dignitatum is thus an illustrated document of outstanding importance both for the history of the administrative organization of the late Roman Empire and for the Renaissance rediscovery of classical antiquity.

On the left-hand page are the insignia of the praetorian prefect 'per Italias', the civilian administrator responsible for the three dioceses personified on the right: Italy, Illyricum and Africa.

We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Notitia Dignitatum": Notitia Dignitatum facsimile edition, published by Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana - Treccani, 2014

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Notitia Dignitatum

Rome: Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana - Treccani, 2014

  • Commentary (Italian) by Canfora, Luciano; Alexander, Jonathan J.; Marcone, Arnaldo
  • Limited Edition: 599 copies
  • Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document, Notitia Dignitatum: the facsimile attempts to replicate the look-and-feel and physical features of the original document; pages are trimmed according to the original format; the binding might not be consistent with the current document binding.

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