Step: 2 Saints in the Margins
The images collected in the gallery below show leaves containing saints' feasts penned into the margins of Western MS 97. Click on an image once to view a page containing its metadata. To view a high quality version of the image, click on the thumbnail at the bottom of the metadata page.
Paleographical evidence suggests that two hands contributed the marginal additions. "Hand 1," which may date from as late as the 15th century, is seen on folios 206v, 218r, 224r, 233v, 241r, 242v, 243r, 249r. 252r. 254v, and 258r. (See "Figure 1," at the bottom of the gallery, for a closeup). "Hand 2" (Figure 2), which is probably from an earlier date, is seen on folios 233r and 241v. (See Paleography for a closer analysis.)
See the Discussion for a summary overview of issues raised by the marginal saints on view here, and Spotlight on a Feast for a short history of the theological disputes behind the Conception of Mary, a feast penned into the margin of folio 206v.