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Sub-project: e-codices 2017-2020

January 2017

Status: In progress

Financed by: swissuniversities

Description: Continued support from the swissuniversities program “Scientific Information” will ensure the sustainability of e-codices and its transformation from a project to an established service. In addition, it will ensure the continued improvement of technical infrastructure. Such ongoing development is necessary in order to contribute to essential technical developments in the area of interoperability in the coming years. Finally, more sub-projects will be initiated in order to publish online by 2020 most of those Swiss manuscripts that, from a current point of view, are relevant to research.

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[sine loco], codices restituti, Cod. 4 (Legendarium)
Parchment · 23 ff. · ca. 42 x 30.5 cm · Fulda · ca. 1156
Fulda Legendary

A total of 23 leaves of a Fulda Legendary that originally consisted of six volumes, commissioned in 1156 by Rugger, monk at Frauenberg Abbey in Fulda (1176-1177 abbot of Fulda as Rugger II). The main parts probably were written by Eberhard of Fulda; the book decoration as well is very reminiscent of the Codex Eberhardi (Marburg, Hessisches Staatsarchiv K 425 and K 426). Based on the numbering in the surviving indexes and at the beginning of the texts, the size of the collection can be projected to have been about 500 vitae and passions. Thus this work bears testimony to the efforts for not only the economic, but also the spiritual and cultural reform undertaken under Abbot Markward of Fulda (1150-1165); at the same time this work is the northernmost and probably the earliest of the surviving five- and six-volume 12th century legendaries from Southern Germany. Later it served as (indirect) model for the base stock of texts of the great Legendary of Böddeken, through which it remained influential for the Bollandists’ Acta Sanctorum and on into the modern times. The monumental Fulda Legendary was still used in Fulda in the middle of the 16th century 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). Fragments from the 3rd, 4th and 6th volumes are preserved in Basel, Solothurn, Nuremberg and Stuttgart. This indicates that at least the 3rd (May-June) and 6th (November-December) volumes of the legendary reached Basel, where both evidently were used as manuscript waste around 1580. (stb)

Online Since: 06/13/2019

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Aarau, Aargauer Kantonsbibliothek, MsMurF 5
Parchment · 258 ff. · 30.5-31 x 22.5-23 cm · first half of the 14th century
Jacobus de Voragine

The Italian Dominican Jacobus de Varagine, known as the author of the Legenda aurea, wrote not only lives of the saints, but also extensive cycles of sermons. This collection from the first half of the 14th century contains about 340 sermons for all Sundays and holidays of the church year. In 1553 it came to the library of Muri Abbey. (gam)

Online Since: 12/14/2018

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Aarau, Aargauer Kantonsbibliothek, MsMurF 6
Parchment · 77 ff. · 30 x 20.5 cm · 15th century
Missale speciale

This 15th century Missale speciale contains the formulas for the Mass for the highest holidays of the church year (Christmas, Epiphany, Easter, Ascension, Pentecost, Trinity Sunday, Michaelmas, All Saints' Day and the dedication of the church) as well as for the Mass for the dead and for several votive Masses. This compilation was suited for worship service in a chapel. An image of the crucifixion of Christ has been removed from this manuscript. (gam)

Online Since: 12/14/2018

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Aarau, Aargauer Kantonsbibliothek, MsMurF 8
Parchment · 217 ff. · 27 x 18.5 cm · 12th century
Hieronymus, Commentarii in evangelia

This 12th century manuscript with commentaries on the four Gospels is probably from Alsace. This is suggested by the history of the founding of the Benedictine monastery of St. Faith in Sélestat, added on the last pages. In 1530, the manuscript was owned by Johannes Schornegg, parish priest in Muri. (gam)

Online Since: 10/04/2018

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Aarau, Aargauer Kantonsbibliothek, MsMurF 14
Paper · 293 ff. · 41 x 31 cm · Lucerne · 1474
Ps. Giles of Rome, Nicolaus de Dinkelspühl, Bernardus de Parentis

In 1474 Adam Keuten, since 1467 parish priest at the Hofkirche in Lucerne, compiled a large-format volume with the Proprietates rerum naturalium moralisatae, an encyclopedia in seven parts about the most important fields of creation, followed by allegorical interpretations of natural phenomena. The volume also contains a medical treatise, several short works about the Eucharist, and a longer treatise about the Mass. (gam)

Online Since: 12/14/2018

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Aarau, Aargauer Kantonsbibliothek, MsMurF 84
Paper · 388 ff. · 26.5 x 19.5 cm · Alpirsbach · 1498-1499
Petrus Hispanus, Petrus Tartaretus

This composite manuscript consists of an incunable from Freiburg i. Br. from 1494 and two parts in manuscript, which were copied in 1498 and 1499 by Brother Johannes Bengel, Conventual at Alpirsbach Abbey in the Black Forest. The three texts on scholastic logic are by Peter of Spain and by Petrus Tartaretus, a contemporaneous Parisian philosopher whose mnemonic device, a logical figure called pons asinorum has also been copied. (gam)

Online Since: 12/14/2018

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Aarau, Aargauer Kantonsbibliothek, MsMurF 85
Paper · 149 ff. · 28 x 21 cm · Upper Italy · around 1470-1480
Antonius Guainerius; Tractatus medicinales

This composite manuscript about medicine is from Upper Italy and contains three incunabula with works by the doctor Antonio Guainerio, who was active in Pavia. It also contains a part in manuscript from the 1470s with treatises on infertility, on urine, and on stomachache, supplemented by several short recipes and a medical consultation for the humanist and diplomat Marcolino Barbavara. (gam)

Online Since: 12/14/2018

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Aarau, Aargauer Kantonsbibliothek, MsMurFm 4
Parchment · 339 ff. · 49 x 35 cm · last quarter of the 15th, first quarter of the 16th century
Graduale, pars de tempore

First volume (Temporale) of the two-volume gradual with liturgical songs that Abbot Laurentius of Heidegg from Muri Abbey purchased from the convent of canonesses at Säckingen in 1532, after the furnishings of Muri Abbey, along with the liturgical books, were destroyed in the Second War of Kappel. The abbot had the large pen-flourish initial at the beginning painted over with the miter, the abbatial crozier, his own coat of arms and that of the abbey. (gam)

Online Since: 10/04/2018

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Aarau, Aargauer Kantonsbibliothek, MsMurFm 5
Parchment · 300 ff. · 49 x 36 cm · last quarter of the 15th, first quarter of the 16th century
Graduale, pars de sanctis

Second volume (sanctorale) of the two-volume gradual, which Abbot Laurentius of Heidegg from Muri Abbey purchased from the convent of canonesses at Säckingen in 1532, after the furnishings of Muri Abbey, along with the liturgical books, were destroyed in the Second War of Kappel. The abbot had the large pen-flourish initial at the beginning painted over with the miter, the abbatial crozier, his own coat of arms and that of the abbey. (gam)

Online Since: 10/04/2018

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Aarau, Aargauer Kantonsbibliothek, MsMurQ 1
Parchment · 325 ff. · 23 x 16–16.5 cm · Southwestern Germany · second half of the 14th century
Breviarium monasticum

This breviary from the second half of the 14th century contains the texts for the Divine Office for the entire liturgical year. According to the wording of the prayers and the rubrics in German, it was meant for a convent of Benedictine nuns; several antiphons suggest the area around Engelberg Abbey and Muri Abbey. (gam)

Online Since: 03/29/2019

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Aarau, Aargauer Kantonsbibliothek, MsMurQ 2
Parchment · I + 6 + I ff. · 23.5 x 17 cm · Muri · end of the 15th, beginning of the 16th century
Kalendarium murense

This late 15th or early 16th century calendar, consisting of only six leaves, contains in addition to the feast days and the saints also the Dedicatio Murensis. After the Reformation, the abbots Christoph von Grüt (1549-1564), Hieronymus Frey (1564-1585) and Jakob Meyer (1585-1596) used it to record the dates of their entry into the monastery, their election as abbot, the death of their successor and other events at the monastery. (gam)

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Aarau, Aargauer Kantonsbibliothek, MsMurQ 4
Parchment · 138 ff. · 17 x 12.5–13 cm · 14th century
Sermones · Franciscus de Maironis

This 14th century parchment volume is of Franciscan origin and consists of two different parts. The first part is an incomplete cycle of sermons for the feasts of the Lord and the feasts of the saints; the second part contains the Moralia by the Parisian philosopher Francis of Meyronnes. (gam)

Online Since: 03/29/2019

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Aarau, Aargauer Kantonsbibliothek, MsMurQ 6
Parchment · 91 ff. · 17 x 12.5 cm · 1483
Missale OFM

This small format missal, written in 1483, was used by members of the Franciscan order, as can be deduced from the calendar that precedes it. In the 16th century, it belonged to Rudolf Gwicht, Conventual at Muri, who later became abbot of Engelberg Abbey. In the calendar, he recorded his entry into the monastery and added his coat of arms to the back pastedown. (gam)

Online Since: 10/04/2018

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Aarau, Aargauer Kantonsbibliothek, MsMurQ 7
Parchment and paper · 357 ff. · 19.5 x 13.5 cm · Southwestern Germany · second half of the 14th century and second half of the 15th century
Breviarium monasticum

This monastic breviary was written in the second half of the 14th century for a Benedictine monastery; judging by the antiphons, it was perhaps written for Muri Abbey. At the end, a later hand added paper leaves to the parchment manuscript and entered the Offices of the Virgin and of Martin. In the 16th century, this breviary was the property of the Benedictines of Muri. (gam)

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Aarau, Aargauer Kantonsbibliothek, MsMurQ 11
Paper · 97 ff. · 21 x 14.5 cm · Southwestern Germany · middle of the 15th century, second half of the 15th century
Letter writing guide

This guide brings together two 15th century collections that were created independently of one another. The first, longer one is from the area around Rottweil, while the second, shorter one is from the area around Muri. Both provide models for formulating purchases and obligations, collateral and sureties, donations and inheritances, and they both contain letters dealing with the courts. (gam)

Online Since: 03/29/2019

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Aarau, Aargauer Kantonsbibliothek, MsMurQ 12
Paper · 112 ff. · 20.5–22 x 14–15 cm · Southwestern Germany · third quarter of the 15th century, beginning of the 15th century
Pharmacopoeia

This Pharmacopoeia is an unorganized collection of prescriptions in German for diseases of all kinds, interspersed with recipes for cooking and with short medical treatises. Several prescriptions and treatises mention medical authorities such as Mesue, Bartholomew, Hippocrates and Galen, Heinrich Fründ, Johannes Minnch, Meister Heinrich and Vitalis de Furno. Various scribes contributed to this manuscript during the third quarter of the 15th century. (gam)

Online Since: 03/29/2019

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Aarau, Staatsarchiv Aargau, AA/0428a
Paper · 126 pp. · 29 x 23 cm · Königsfelden · probably begun in 1417, with additions until 1427
Cartulary and register of annual donations of the Franciscan Königsfelden Abbey

Paper manuscript with copies of the privileges and annual donations regarding the property of the Franciscan Königsfelden Abbey. Begun around 1417 with additions until 1427. After the dissolution of Königsfelden Abbey, the book came to Muri and from there to Muri-Gries (Bolzano, Italy). It was returned as part of the exchange of cultural property with Muri-Gries/Sarnen in 1960. (hod)

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Aarau, Staatsarchiv Aargau, AA/0429
Paper · 242 ff. · 33.5 x 23.5 cm · Königsfelden · begun around 1417, with additions until 1530
Cartulary II of Königsfelden Abbey

Copies of the privileges, regulations, registers of annual donations and documents from the 13th to the 16th century regarding the property of Königsfelden Abbey. Originally set up in individual booklets that were only later bound together. Arranged by type (for the privileges) and otherwise by geographical units. (stt)

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Aarau, Staatsarchiv Aargau, AA/0429 Index
Paper · 10 ff. · 33 x 21 cm · Königsfelden · around 1530
Index for the Königsfelden Abbey Cartulary II

Incomplete alphabetical index by subjects, persons and places for Cartulary II of Königsfelden Abbey (StAAG AA/0429). It was produced around 1530 by Eberhart von Rümlang, secretary of the treasurer’s office of Bern, probably as part of an administrative reform during the time of the Reformation, when the Königsfelden monasteries were secularized by the Bernese Administration. (stt)

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Aarau, Staatsarchiv Aargau, AA/0446
Paper · III + 136 ff. · 32 x 22 cm · Königsfelden · begun around 1480, with additions until about 1530
Cartulary of Königsfelden Abbey concerning the abbey’s Waldshut properties

Copies and regesta of privileges and documents from the 14th to the 16th century concerning Königsfelden Abbey’s Waldshut properties. Begun around 1480, parallel to the establishing of the Königsfelden cartulary II (StAAG AA/0429), with additions until about 1530. (stt)

Online Since: 10/04/2018

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