Rethinking the manuscript tradition of Arbor vite crucifixe Iesu: unveiling new insights
Gaia Sofia Saiani
This contribution presents a brand-new comprehensive examination, with paleographic and codico-logical insights, of the thirty-eight manuscripts that transmit Ubertino da Casale’s «Arbor vite crucifixe Iesu» in non-fragmentary forms, thus identifying its Latin manuscript tradition. Disseminated along at least three main geographical axes, the Italian, Brabantian-Rhenish, and Franco-Iberian areas, it now relies on revised chronological and topical coordinates. Previously reliant on outdated reference materials (when not entirely absent), these coordinates, have been redefined. Furthermore, the material features, functions and transmission circumstances of many of these manuscripts have been reconstructed.