Richardus de Mediavilla, Super quatuor libros Sententiarum Petri Lombardi quaestiones

Liber III, dist. XIV, art. 2-3.


Cluj-Napoca, Biblioteca Academiei Române, C.54769

Remarks by the Editor

Description made during the Codicology I course of the Diplôme Européen d'Études Médiévales (DEEM), organised by the Fédération Internationale des Instituts d'Études Médiévales (FIDEM). Tutor: Adrian Papahagi.  

General Information

Title Richardus de Mediavilla, Super quatuor libros Sententiarum Petri Lombardi quaestiones
Shelfmarks C. 54769
Former Shelfmarks 31. K 35; 19 Q 24
Page/Folio Reference wrapper
Material Parchment
Place of Origin France
Date of Origin 1301-1350
Script, Hands

French university Gothic textualis, one hand.

General Remarks

In the first lines of col. a, the scribe committed a homoioteleuton.

Original Condition

Page Height 315 – 330 mm
Page Width 220 – 230 mm
Height of Written Area 205 – 215 mm
Width of Written Area 145 – 150 mm
Number of Columns 2
Width of Columns 65 – 70 mm
Number of Lines 40 – 45
Line Height 4 – 5 mm
Ruling Plummet ruling
More about the Condition

A considerable amount of text is missing (1/3).

Current Condition

Extent the top 1/2-3/5 of a leaf.
Dimensions 230 - 330 mm
More about the Current Condition

The parchment is rather worn out, but largely legible (especially on the spine is affected by tear and wear). Col. a has lost much text, but col. b is almost entirely legible.

Book Decoration and Musical Notation


One flourished lettrine (red/blue); alternating red/blue paraphs.


  • Content Item
    • Persons Richardus de Mediavilla OFM (1249 – c. 1308)
    • Text Language Latin
    • Title Super quatuor libros Sententiarum Petri Lombardi quaestiones
    • Content Description

      [Lib. III, dist. XIV, art. 2-3]:

      (col. a) Utrum sit speculum voluntarium uero uolun[tarie manifestat ea] | quae uideret in ipso...  X ...quia sim]ul uidentur si enim ad uidendum creaturas in [uerbo opportet]...//

      (col. b) ... creaturas quas uidet in uerbo. Ad tertium cum dicitur quod quae eodem actu | [universaliter?] aliquo modo sunt unum etc. dico quod uerum est si extendatur... X Item secundum philosophi quatuor [physicorum] qua ratione duo corpora possent esse simul eadem ratione infinita ergo a simili...//

    • C_54769
    • Edition Richardus de Mediavilla, Super quatuor libros Sententiarum (Paris, 1504; Brescia, 1591, reprod. Frankfurt am Main, 1963).
    • Secondary Literature
    • Remarks

      The commentary was finished in 1295.



A typical university manuscript, most likely for the use of the Franciscans.


Most likely a Franciscan convent.


The host volume belonged to the Jesuit College of Cluj: "Collegij Soc. Jesu Claudiopoli 1764" (frontispiece ownership note). It is unlikely that the MS fragment had belonged to the local Franciscan convent, established at the end of the fifteenth century, and dissolved in 1556.

Host Volume

Title Valeriani Magni Mediolanensis F. Ordinis Minorum Seraphici P. Francisci Nuncupatorum Capuccinnorum de Acatholicorum credendi regula Judicium nec castigatum nec confutatum a johanne Maiore Jenensi Superintendente.
Date of Origin/Publication 1631
Place of Origin/Publication Pragae: apud Impressores Archiepiscopales
Shelfmark C. 54769
Persons Major, Johannes