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University College MS. 14


The cloud of Unknowing, or of Contemplation

Attributed in Coxe to Walter Hilton and William Exmew

Language(s): Middle English (South central Norfolk dialect)
Peter of Blois, pseudo, Regula aurea
Language(s): Latin
Catherine, of Sienna, Doctrine
Language(s): Middle English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: vellum


Contemporary white tawed leather (lacking clasps and catches)


Origin: 15th century ; England

Provenance and Acquisition

Once belonged to John Juel (1522-71), bishop of Salisbury. Given to University College by Thomas Walker, Master (d. 1665).

Record Sources

Summary description based on the following sources.

S. J. Ogilvie-Thomson (ed.), The Index of Middle English Prose VIII: Manuscripts Containing Middle English Prose in Oxford College Libraries (Cambridge, 1991), p. 102


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Last Substantive Revision

2022-01-13: Record created.