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Sub-project: Call for Collaboration 2013

Start: January 2013

Status: Completed

Financed by: swissuniversities

Description: In mid-January 2013, e-codices published its second “Call for Collaboration”. This call, published jointly with our Swiss partner libraries, once more invited scholars to suggest Swiss manuscripts for digitization. As with the first such call, interest among international manuscript researchers was impressive; in fact, considerably more proposals were submitted this time than for the first call in June 2009. The number of researchers who submitted proposals rose from 33 to 55. Many researchers suggested several manuscripts at once, so that we received no fewer than 134 individual proposals. Three years before, the total number of proposals was 97. Altogether manuscripts from 22 collections were recommended, among these several Swiss manuscripts which are held today in foreign libraries, as well as a newly discovered and previously completely unknown manuscript from a private collection in Geneva.

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Genève, Bibliothèque de Genève, Ms. lat. 50
Parchment · I + 174 + II-IV ff. · 31.5 x 21 cm · Abbey of Massay (France, Cher, near Bourges) · around 825
Collection of texts on the computation of time by the Venerable Bede . Annales Petaviani and Annals of the Abbey of Massay

‘Venerable’ is the term that comes to mind for describing this manuscript. In fact, it can be considered ‘venerable’ due to its age since it is dated circa 825. Furthermore, the author of the main texts copied herein is Beda Venerabilis or the Venerable Bede (672/674, † 735), who was a monk at Jarrow Abbey in England. Copied in the Benedictine Abbey of Massay (France, Cher, near Bourges), the manuscript contains several of the Venerable Bede’s scientific works such as the Easter cycle, also known as Bede’s cycle, the De natura rerum, the De temporibus and the De temporum ratione. Various other texts were also inserted: the Annales Petaviani and the annals of the Abbey of Massay, calendar, fragments on the computus, letters. (jeg)

Online Since: 06/23/2014

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Luzern, Zentral- und Hochschulbibliothek, P 13 fol.:1
Parchment · 288 ff. · 36.5 x 25.5-26 cm · Upper Rhine · 1338
Vincentius Bellovacensis

This manuscript contains books 1-8 of the history of the world by the French Dominican monk Vincent of Beauvais († 1264) in the version of Douai in 32 books. (kam)

Online Since: 06/23/2014

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Luzern, Zentral- und Hochschulbibliothek, P 13 fol.:3
Parchment · 328 ff. · 36-36.5 x 25-25.5 cm · Upper Rhine · 1388-1340
Vincentius Bellovacensis

This manuscript contains books 17–24 of the history of the world by the French Dominican monk Vincent of Beauvais († 1264) in the version of Douai in 32 books. (kam)

Online Since: 06/23/2014

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Luzern, Zentral- und Hochschulbibliothek, P 13 fol.:4
Parchment · 380 ff. · 36-36.5 x 25-25.5 cm · Upper Rhine · 1340/1339
Vincentius Bellovacensis

This manuscript contains books 25-32 of the history of the world by the French Dominican monk Vincent of Beauvais († 1264) in the version of Douai in 32 books. Ff. 372-378 contain an early copy of the Historia Tartarorum by Frater C. de Bridia. (kam)

Online Since: 06/23/2014

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Schaffhausen, Stadtbibliothek, Ministerialbibliothek, Min. 14
Parchment · 154 ff. · 32 x 22.5 cm · Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen · around 1100
Hieronymus

This manuscript, a copy of 59 letters by Jerome created in the scriptorium of the monastery of Allerheiligen (All Saints) in Schaffhausen, is mentioned in the supplements to the booklist of the monastery in Schaffhausen (Min. 17, f. 306v). Evidence for dating the manuscript around 1100 comes from the Romanesque binding and the style of the initials with scroll ornamentation. A note of ownership by the monastery from the year 1365 and a note that the manuscript was borrowed by Frater Jacobus Winkelshan in that same year testify to the use of the codex in the late Middle Ages. (spe)

Online Since: 12/13/2013

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Solothurn, Staatsarchiv, R 1.1.17
Parchment · 2 ff. · 42 x 58.1 cm · Fulda · 12th century, 3rd quarter
Fulda Legendary

Bifolio from the third volume (May-June) of a Fulda Legendary that originally consisted of six volumes, commissioned in 1156 by Rugger, provost of Frauenberg Abbey in Fulda. This fragment contains parts of the vita of Boniface by Otloh of St Emmeram; it was written by Eberhard von Fulda. The legendary was still used in the middle of the 16th century in Fulda by Georg Witzel (1501-1573) for his Hagiologium seu de sanctis ecclesiae (Mainz 1541) as well as for his Chorus sanctorum omnium. Zwelff Bücher Historien Aller Heiligen Gottes (Köln 1554). Other fragments from this third volume are in Basel and Nuremberg. It shows that this volume, and at least the 6th volume (November-December) of the legendary as well, reached Basel, where both evidently were used as manuscript waste around 1580. The P-initial 1r has a representation of Boniface inside the bowl of the initial; below that is Rugger, who commissioned the legendary. (stb)

Online Since: 12/14/2017

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 223
Parchment · 138 pp. · 19.5 x 14 cm · St. Gall · 12th century
Ordo iudicii in mensura; Lectiones de Sancta Trinitate; Isidore's Synonyma; Pseudo-Sisbert of Toledo's Penitential works

Produced in the 12th century in St. Gall, this manuscript contains some liturgical and religious texts, a list of abbots of St. Gall, the Synonyma by Isidore of Seville (ca. 556-636) and three penitential works, namely the Exhortatio poenitendi, Lamentum poenitentiae and Oratio pro correptione uitae, nowadays considered as spurious works of Sisbert, bishop of Toledo at the end of 7th c. (can)

Online Since: 04/09/2014

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 674
Parchment · 435 pp. · 23.5–24 x 18–18.5 cm · Mainz (?) · 11th century
Burchardus Wormatiensis: Decretum

An 11th century manuscript, possibly written in Mainz, containing the Decretum by Burchard of Worms († 1025). (len)

Online Since: 06/25/2015

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 1004
Paper · 180 ff. · 15 x 11 cm · St. Gall, Benedictine Monastery / Hermitage of St. George · 1432-1436
›Engelberger Predigten‹, Johannes von Indersdorf, Marquard von Lindau

This manuscript was written by the Benedictine Friedrich Kölner among others and was meant for the Hermitage of St. George; in addition to a translation of the life of St. Benedict (after Gregory the Great’s Dialogi, Liber 2) and an excerpt from the Eucharist treatise of Marquard of Lindau, it contains an especially early version of prayers from the “Wilhelm-Gebetbuch” and the “Ebran-Gebetbuch” by Johannes von Indersdorf. Furthermore, it transmits several of the “Engelberger Predigten”, thus completing the collection contained in Cod. M 47 from the archive of the Convent of the Dominican sisters at St. Katharina in Wil. It bears mentioning that both of these manuscripts are based on an earlier model, to which also the manuscripts Cod. Sang. 1919 and Wil M 42, which were created about 50 years later, owe their (complementary) selection of „Engelberger Predigten“. (nem)

Online Since: 04/09/2014

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 1066
Paper · 327 ff. · 31 x 21 cm. · St. Gall, Dominican Convent of St. Katharina · probably 1484
German Sermons (Meister Eckhart, Johannes Tauler, Nikolaus von Straßburg et al.)

This manuscript, which originated probably in 1484 in the Convent of the Dominican Sisters of St. Katharina in St. Gall, constitutes the first (remaining) half-volume of a collection which, as indicated in the table of contents, originally comprised 151 sermons, organized according to the church year, and in all likelihood meant to be read daily at mealtime. Among others, it contains sermons by Meister Eckhart, Johannes Tauler, Nikolaus von Straßburg, Rudolf Goltschlacher, Meister Wilhelm, Felix Fabri (?), Jordan von Quedlinburg and several from the corpus of the „St. Georgener“ and „Engelberger Predigten“. Remarkably, regarding the inventory of “Engelberger Predigten”, Cod. Sang. 1066 is exactly complementary to Cod. Sang. 1919 and Wil M 42, which also originated in the Convent of the Dominican sisters of St. Katharina in St. Gall. Cod. Sang. 1919 and Wil M 42 are directly or indirectly based on the same model *C to which also cod. Sang. 1004 and Wil M 47, created 50 years ealier in the St. Gall Benedictine Monastery, owe their selection of Engelberger Predigten; in contrast, Cod. Sang. 1066 is based on a manuscript from text group *Y3, close also to Cod. 752(746) from the library of the Benedictine Monastery of Einsiedeln. (nem)

Online Since: 04/09/2014

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Überlingen, Leopold-Sophien-Bibliothek, Ms. 22
Paper · I + 321 ff. · 29.5 x 21 cm · Constance, Cloister of the Dominican Nuns of Zoffingen · around 1505
German-language composite manuscript containing poems in the form of dialogues, a dialogue in prose, texts by Henry Suso, “Schwesternbücher”, legends such as the “Vierzig Myrrhenbüschel vom Leiden Christi”

This manuscript consists of four codicological units; it was written around 1505 by the two Dominican nuns Cordula von Schönau (Constance, previously St. Gall) and Regina Sattler (St. Gall) at and for the Cloister of the Dominican Nuns of Zoffingen in Constance. For this codex, the two sisters copied the poems in dialogue form Kreuztragende Minne and Christus und die minnende Seele, the prose dialogue Disput zwischen der minnenden Seele und unserem Herrn, Henry Suso’s Exemplar (without the Büchlein der ewigen Weisheit) as well as 15 of his open letters, the Tösser Schwesternbuch, the legends of Elizabeth of Hungary, Margaret of Hungary, and Louis of Toulouse, the Vierzig Myrrhenbüschel vom Leiden Christi , the story of the founding of the Cloister of the Dominican Nuns St. Katharinental near Diessenhofen, and the St. Katharinentaler Schwesternbuch. (fas)

Online Since: 04/09/2014

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Utopia, armarium codicum bibliophilorum, Cod. 5
Parchment · 126 ff. · 30 x 22.4 cm · second half of the 14th century
Liber bonorum et iurium Castropolae

This volume contains a collection of 213 documents from the years 1324-1327, copied by nine notaries in a tiny, very careful cursive script. The collection contains the documentation of property rights of the Castropola de Sergi, the lords of Pula (Croatia), regarding their properties in the area of Pula, in Istria and in Venice. The notarial documents are organized according to the city or location where the property was located; the place name is noted in the top margin of the first page of the section; each section contains a detailed list of properties and their associated auxiliary buildings, together with their exact locations. (tog)

Online Since: 12/20/2016

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Wil, Dominikanerinnenkloster St. Katharina, M 42
Paper · III + 294 ff. · 20.5 x 14 cm · St. Gall, Dominican cloister St. Katharinen in St. Gall · probably 1484
Marquardt of Lindau, "Engelberger Predigten", "Fegfeuer des hl. Patricius", anonymous sermons

This manuscript contains a previously unknown copy of the German translation of De reparatione hominis, the principal work of the Franciscan Marquard of Lindau. In addition, it transmits several of the „Engelberger Predigten,“ thus completing the collection contained in Cod. Sang. 1919. It bears mentioning that both of these manuscripts are based on an earlier model, to which also the manuscripts Cod. Sang. 1004 and Wil M 47, which were created 50 years earlier, owe their (complementary) selection of „Engelberger Predigten“. (nem)

Online Since: 10/07/2013

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Wil, Dominikanerinnenkloster St. Katharina, M 47
Paper · 179 ff. · 14 x 11 cm · St. Gall, Benedictine Monastery / Hermitage of St. George · 1432-1436
Jan van Schoonhoven, Johannes Tauler, Henry Suso, "Engelberger Predigten", Interpretations of the Lord’s Prayer, Prayers

This manuscript, written by the Benedictine Friedrich Kölner and meant for the Hermitage of St. George, contains, among others: a translation of the letters of Jan van Schoonhoven, which survive only in this manuscript; a sermon by Tauler (Vetter no. 70); and excerpts from Chapter 49 of the Vita by Henry Suso. In addition, it transmits several of the “Engelberger Predigten“, thus completing the collection contained in Cod. Sang. 1004. It bears mentioning that both of these manuscripts are based on an earlier model, to which also the manuscripts Cod. Sang. 1919 and Wil M 42, which were created 50 years later, owe their (complementary) selection of “Engelberger Predigten“. In the fold of the twelfth quire (set of sheets), there can be found remnants of a two-columned, rubricated German parchment manuscript from the first half/middle of the 13th century. (nem)

Online Since: 10/07/2013

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