The Vatican copy of In Honor of the Holy Cross by Rabanus Maurus (d. 856) is the most artistically accomplished manuscript of the text. Copied in the second quarter of the ninth century at the author's monastic home at Fulda, it includes his autograph annotations and corrections. Its twenty-eight full-page figured poems on the theme of the Christian cross are preceded by a figured poem honoring Emperor Louis I "the Pious," an acrostic identifying the author, and a pair of presentation frontispieces.
We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Vatican In Honor of the Holy Cross": Kreuzeslob. Frühmittelalterliche Bildgedichte von Hrabanus Maurus. Reginensis Latinus 124 facsimile edition, published by Belser Verlag, 2019Request Info / Price