The Vatican Library's
Vaticanus Latinus collection is one of its largest holdings. The majority of the codices between the shelf numbers 3000 and 9000 remain as yet to be cataloged according to modern standards.
Professor Girard Etzkorn has cataloged over one hundred of these manuscripts, selecting principally those pertaining to Franciscan authors and Franciscan history between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries. He has successfully identified the authors of many treatises and sometimes entire works which were hitherto 'anonymous'.
Iter Vaticanum Franciscanum focuses principally on manuscripts dealing with philosophy and theology, there are also codices which transmit texts on medieval astronomy, medicine, Canon Law, as well as numerous sermons, many of which have until now been unknown. The format of this catalog comprises three (sometimes four) categories: 1) the description, 2) a list of published editions, 3) annotations of historical, biographical or bibliographical importance noted in the codex and 4) a bibliography of 'post-medieval' books and articles about the codex and/or its contents.
Girard J. Etzkorn received his doctorate in Philosophy from the Université de Louvain and is Professor Emeritus of the Franciscan Institute of St. Bonaventure University. He has published the Quodlibets of two thirteenth-century Franciscans, namely John Pecham and Roger Marston. He also edited or co-edited five volumes of the critical edition of William of Ockham's philosophical and theological works.
Table of contents
Introduction Iter Vaticanum Franciscanum Tabula codicum et contentorum Index auctorum medii aevi Incipitarium quaestionum et tractatuum Incipitarium sacrae scripturae et sermonum Incipitarium sermonum
All those interested in Medieval Latin literature, as well as Theology, Philosophy, Science, Canon Law, Medicine and Intellectual History.