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Ruttilio Scotti manuscript

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS E96


An unpublished historical work on one of the great monastaries of the Western Church, Subiaco, established by St. Benedict, and its surrounding territories in central Italy.


  • Creation: 1615


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1 volume : Binding: Vellum. Ornamentation: Vignette on title page depicting a headland by a body of water, with a sailing boat. Material: Paper. Scribe: Presumably Scotti. Spine title: Descrizzione et historia dell’Abbazia di Subiaco M.S. ; 31 x 21.5 cm

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Scope and Contents

Leaf numbers have been added in pencil near the gutter by a later individual. The first several pages of the volume provide preliminary information about the volume.

Section I. describes the monastery in general terms: it gives antique inscriptions found there; and lists the Commendatori (Papal supervising officials) from the time of Pope Urban VI to Gregory XIII (circa 1378-1585).

Section II. is a brief sketch of the military and political history of the region.

Section III. provides more detailed descriptions of the monasteries of Sts. Benedict and Scholastica; remains of Roman Imperial buildings (villa of Nero); the town of Trevi; the village and region of Affile, the author's birthplace; and other related topics.

Physical Location

MS E96

Custodial History

Earl of Guilford; Phillipps MS 7271, no. 609

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Kraus, 1968

Guide to the Ruttilio Scotti Manuscript Collection
Ruttilio Scotti manuscript
Finding aid prepared by alh, 1968. Finding aid encoded by skt, 2006.
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Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
Ruttilio Scotti manuscript, Department of Special Collections, MS E96, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

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