A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Bodl. Rolls 12

Summary Catalogue no.: 8850


Peter of Poitiers, Genealogia historiarum

A genealogical and historical descent from Adam to Christ

Incipit: (preface) Considerans historie sacre prolixitatem
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: roll
Support: parchment
Extent: A roll of three membranes (one modern)
Dimensions (roll): 84 × 10.5 in.


The tables are coloured

The capitals are coloured


In a cloth box 10.75 in. × 2 x 2 in.


Origin: 14th century, middle ; England

Provenance and Acquisition

Edward Bernard (1638–1697): perhaps bought at the Heinsius sale

Bequeathed by Bernard to his widow

Purchased from her by the Bodleian in 1698

Record Sources

Description adapted (September 2023) by Stewart J. Brookes from the Summary Catalogue (1895)

Last Substantive Revision

2023-09-06: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1895)