Theological works, notably by Peter Blomevenna

Scope and Content

Manuscript volume containing contemporary transcripts of theological works, [1560], namely 'Libellus introductorius in vitam contemplatium cui titulus Directorum paruum contemplari inchoantium', by Petrus Blomevenna, Prior of the Carthusian monastery of Cologne; an incomplete copy of a work on the Holy Eucharist, also by Petrus Blomevenna, entitled 'Enchiridion Sacerdotum'; and a copy of the acts and decrees of the Diocesan Synod convoked by Robert de Croy, Bishop of Cambrai in 1550.

Administrative / Biographical History

Petrus Blomevenna (1466-1536) was born at Leyden, and was Prior of the Carthusian monastery of Cologne for 29 years. He composed several religious treatises. Robert de Croy became Bishop of Cambrai in 1519 when his brother Guillaume, who was Bishop of Cambrai and of Toledo, resigned the former office in favour of Robert. Robert died in 1556.


Single item.

Access Information

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Manuscript sextodecimo. Bound in contemporary stamped leather (rebacked).

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Sarah Smith as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.


The two works by Petrus Blomevenna were printed in Cologne in [1527] and 1532 respectively. The decrees of the synod convoked by Robert de Croy were printed in 1551 and again in 1614 - see La France Pontificale (Metropole de Cambrai) by H J P Fisquet.