n Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa - The in a manuscript from the library of Nicholas of Cues

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Collecting mediaeval manuscripts is not what one might call a cardinal sin, unless the collector himself happens to be a cardinal. The cardinal in question would have been one of my closer neighbours, had I lived in the early 15th century. Born in 1401, Nicolaus Cusanus would also have been a close neighbour of Hildegard of Bingen, had she been born three hundred years later. The Cusanus part in Nicholas' name tells us where he came from, the village of Cues (now part of Bernkastel-Kues) on the Moselle river, praised by Ausonius in the 4th century in a Latin poem.


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