Dated manuscript

A manuscript whose production may be assigned to a certain date or a restricted range of dates.

A dated manuscript is a manuscript which contains empirical evidence for its date of creation. This may appear in a colophon, but it may also appear in the text itself or even in contemporary annotations or references in the manuscript. Dated manuscripts can provide a guide for the period or location of the production of similar scripts and decorative programs, therefore catalogs for dated manuscripts have been published.

  • German:
    datierte Handschrift
  • Portuguese:
    manuscrito datado

Raymond Clemens and Timothy Graham, Introduction to Manuscript Studies (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2007), 121. 

Katalog der datierten Handschriften in der Schweiz in lateinischer Schrift vom Anfang des Mittelalters bis 1550 (Dietikon-Zürich: U. Graf, 1977-1991).

Katalog der datierten Handschriften in lateinischer Schrift in Österreich (Vienna; Cologne; Graz: Böhlau in Kommission, 1969-1988).

François Masai. Manuscrits datés, conservés en Belgique (Brussels: E. Story-Scientia, 1968- ) 

Dieter Harlfinger, Specimina Sinaitica: die datierten Handschriften des Katharinen-Klosters auf dem Berge Sinai (Berlin: D. Reimer, 1983).