Nowell Codex

Beowulf manuscriptCotton MS Vitellius A XV, fols 94–209BL Cotton Vitellius A.xvCodex NowellCódice NowellCotton VitelliusNowellkodeksenNowellkodeksetCòdex Nowellノーウェル写本

Language: Old English

Collection: British Library; Cotton library, Cotton MS Vitellius A XV

Material: vellum

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The Nowell Codex is the second of two manuscripts comprising the bound volume Cotton Vitellius A.xv, one of the four major Anglo-Saxon poetic manuscripts. It is most famous as the manuscript containing the unique copy of the epic poem Beowulf. In addition to this, it contains first a fragment of The Life of Saint Christopher, then the more complete texts Wonders of the East and Letters of Alexander to Aristotle, and, after Beowulf, a poetic translation of Judith. (continued on English Wikipedia)
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