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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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St. Gallen, Kantonsbibliothek, Vadianische Sammlung, VadSlg Ms. 72
Paper · 615 ff. · 31 x 20.5 cm · 1533 – ca. 1544/45
Johannes Kessler, Sabbata: Chronica inhaltend historien geschichten und händel die sich von erwellung an Caroli V. Röm. Kai. in miner herren statt allhie zů Sant Gallen ... zůgetragen und verloffenn habennd

This chronicle of the Reformation, an autograph illustrated with numerous woodcuts, comprises seven “books”: the first book is about Christ and the Pope, and Kessler describes the old church. In the second book he describes the emergence of Luther and the new faith. Books III through VII give a detailed report about the beginning and the course of the Reformation in St. Gall and in the adjacent area ruled by the Prince-Abbots, in the Swiss Confederation and in the German Empire. Regarding volume and detail, the events in St. Gall and in Eastern Switzerland take up the largest share. Mentioned and praised over and over again are the merits of Vadian, whose work Kessler named “Sabbata” because it was written “an den Sabbaten, das sind an den Fyrtagen und Fyrabendstunden” (on the Sabbath, which are the holidays and the hours at the end of the day, after work). (goe)

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St. Gallen, Kantonsbibliothek, Vadianische Sammlung, VadSlg Ms. 326
Parchment · IV + 134 + IV ff. · 12.3-12.5 x 9-9.5 cm · Italy · 14th century
Mahzor according to the Roman rite

This small mahzor according to the Roman rite was written in Italy during the 14th century. It contains a first section with abridged prayers for the festivals of the Jewish liturgical year (Pessah, Shavuot, Rosh ha-Shanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Shemini Atseret) and a second section, enclosing many liturgical poems accompanying the prayers. This prayer ritual was not only written for personal use, due to its size, but may have also been destined for a woman, since a word, found in the vidui (confession), situated in the manuscript at the end of the Yom Kippur afternoon prayers, ends with a feminine suffix. (iss)

Online Since: 06/13/2019

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St. Gallen, Stadtarchiv der Ortsbürgergemeinde St. Gallen, StadtASG, Altes Archiv, Bd. 677a
Paper · XXXVIII + 480 + 41 pp. · 43 x 28.5 cm · 1549
Joachim von Watt (Vadian), Kleinere Chronik der Äbte des Klosters St. Gallen

The impulse for writing the original model of this text, Vadian’s “Kleinere Chronik der Äbte” (1544-46) (VadSlg Ms. 44), came from Heinrich Bullinger and Johannes Stumpf; they wanted to make use of Vadian’s knowledge of the history of St. Gall for the Eidgenössische Chronik (1547/48) that appeared under Stumpf’s name. The chronicle consists of three parts: the first part is about Saint Gall; the second part is a history of the monastery and of the city of St. Gall; the third part gives a historical-topographical description of the city of St. Gall and of Lake Constance. Wolfgang Fechter produced two copies thereof in 1549. The illustrations are by Caspar Hagenbuch. (gug)

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St. Gallen, Stiftsarchiv (Abtei Pfäfers), Cod. Fab. VII
Parchment · 173 ff. · 24 x 18 cm · 12th century
Graduale, Sacramentarium

Calendar, gradual and sacramentary from the parish church St. Evort in Pfäfers; held in the library of Pfäfers Abbey since the 17th/18th century. With initials, rich decoration and a full-page image of the crucifixion (the canon image) on fol 59r. On fol. 173v, an Alemannischer Glauben und Beichte were later added by a 13th century hand. (kur)

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St. Gallen, Stiftsarchiv (Abtei Pfäfers), Cod. Fab. XXIV
Paper · 190 ff. · 33.5 x 20 cm · end of the 16th-beginning of the 17th century
Hans Ardüser

Ardüser’s notes begin in the year 1572 and end in 1614. His chronicle is considered an important source of political and social life in the "Alt Fry Rätien" of the time. Not until the 1870s was Hans Ardüser’s chronicle discovered and published by cantonal high school principal J. Bott from Grisons. A large part of the chronicle consists of reports about political events at the end of the 16th and the beginning of the 17th century. In his work Ardüser also mentions crimes and the execution of witches; among other things he reports about extraordinary weather events and consequent crop failures. From his autobiographical nots, which are recorded in the "Rätische Chronik" (Raetian chronicle) as well, it becomes clear that Ardüser was a gifted reader. We can conclude that he obtained his knowledge about all of these topics from written sources such as parish registers, circulating news bulletins, official publications and personal contacts to officials, returning mercenary soldiers or traveling merchants. (jan)

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 13
Parchment · 232 pp. · 25.5–26.5 x 19–19.5 cm · St. Gall (?) · 11th/12th century
Bible (Prv, Ecl, Ct, Sap, Sir, Iob, Tb, Idt, Est)

Copy of Old Testament books, primarily with Jerome’s prologues: Proverbs (pp. 5-37), Ecclesiastes (pp. 37-49), Song of Songs (pp. 49-55), Wisdom (pp. 55-78), Sirach (pp. 78-141), Job (pp. 141-180), Tobias (pp. 180-195), Judith (pp. 195-214), Esther (pp. 214-232). Contains several initials with scroll ornamentation in red ink (pp. 7, 8, 141, 143, 180, 181). (sno)

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 32
Paper · 313 (312) pp. · 21-21.5 x 14.5-15 cm · 14th century
Petrus Riga, Aurora

Incomplete copy of the Aurora, a verse commentary on the Bible by Petrus Riga († 1209). This codex contains only the books of the Old Testament and breaks off in the Book of Machabees. In detail, the content includes: Praefatio Petri Rigae (pp. 34), Genesis (pp. 460), Exodus (pp. 60106), Leviticus with prologue (pp. 107137), Numbers with prologue (pp. 137160), Deuteronomy (pp. 160169), Joshua (pp. 169180), Judges (pp. 180191), Ruth (pp. 191193), 1st–4th Book of Kings with prologue (pp. 193244), Tobit (pp. 244261), Daniel (pp. 261285), Esther (pp. 285294), Judith (pp. 294300), Machabees, V. 1–234, 307–445 and 235–272 (pp. 301313). In several places, the text contains additions that are not by Petrus Rigo; for the most part they are listed in the edition by Paul E. Beichner (Aurora. Petri Rigae Biblia versificata. A the Bible, Notre Dame 1965). Contains numerous interlinear and marginal glosses. (sno)

Online Since: 03/22/2018

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 61
Parchment · 344 pp. · 25.5 x 17–18 cm · St. Gall (?) · 12th/13th century
Bible (Jn, Mk) with Glossa ordinaria

This volume consists of three codices that were bound together. The first two (pp. 184 and 85228) contain the Gospel of John, the third (pp. 229342) the Gospel of Mark, each with the so-called Prologus monarchianus (Stegmüller, Repertorium Biblicum, No. 624: pp. 12 and 8688; Stegmüller, RB 607: pp. 229232) and Glossa ordinaria. In the first codex, the Gospel text abruptly ends in the middle of a sentence on p. 84 in Jn 21,2; only Jn 1,1–8,24 are glossed. In the second codex, Jn 1,1–20,25 is glossed. While the first and third codices are from the 12th century, the second is somewhat later (12th/13th century). The last pages of the third codex also are later (13th century: glosses from p. 315, main text from p. 319). There is a zoomorphic initial (dragon) on p. 3 and an initial in minium on p. 229. Fragments of 10th century manuscripts were used to line the back. On the inside of the front cover, there is an imprint of a manuscript fragment, and on the back pastedown there is a late medieval note of ownership for St. Gall Abbey. (sno)

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 66
Parchment · 64 pp. · 23.5–24 x 15–15.5 cm · St. Gall (?) · 12th century
Epistolae catholicae with Glossa ordinaria

Copy of the Catholic epistles with the Glossa ordinaria: Jerome’s prologue to the Epistle of James, Stegmüller, Repertorium Biblicum, No. 809 (p. 4), Epistle of James (pp. 5-19), First Epistle of Peter (pp. 19-34), Second Epistle of Peter (pp. 34-43), First Epistle of John (pp. 43-57), Second Epistle of John (pp. 57-59), Third Epistle of John (pp. 59-61), Epistle of Jude (pp. 61-64). Pages 1 and 2 contain more introductory texts, by various hands, on the Epistle of James, among them the prologue by Jerome (Stegmüller, RB 808), excerpts from Jerome, ep. 53 (Stegmüller, RB 807), an anonymous prologue to the Epistle of James (Stegmüller, RB 806) and various other texts related, in the broadest sense, to the Glossa ordinaria (mentioned by Stegmüller, RB 11846, as having survived only in this manuscript). P. 2 also contains the first 3 stanzas of the sequence for St. John the Evangelist Verbum dei deo natum. (sno)

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 67
Parchment · 4 + 216 + 2 pp. · 21-23 x 14-15 cm · 12th century
Epistolae Pauli with Glossa ordinaria

Copy of the Pauline Epistles with the Glossa ordinaria: Epistle to the Romans (pp. 344), First Epistle to the Corinthians (pp. 4478), Second Epistle to the Corinthians (pp. 78106), Epistle to the Galatians (pp. 106121), Epistle to the Ephesians (pp. 121136), Epistle to the Philippians (pp. 136146), Epistle to the Colossians (pp. 146156), First Epistle to the Thessalonians (pp. 156164), Second Epistle to Timothy (pp. 165172), Epistle to Titus (pp. 172177), Epistle to Philemon (pp. 177179), Epistle to the Hebrews (pp. 179214). The Second Epistle to the Thessalonians and the First Epistle to Timothy are missing (loss of a quire).The beginning of the Epistle to the Romans (Rm 1, 1–20) appears on pp. 1-2 already, also with the Glossa ordinaria. The decoration consists of initials with scroll ornamentation in the same ink as the text on pp. 3, 44, 106, 146, 172, 177 and 179. On the last leaf (p. 215-216), presumably formerly a pastedown, there is the sequence De sancto Nicolao by Adam of Saint Victor with diastematic neume notation on staff lines incised with a stylus. This notation, not customary in St. Gall, argues against the manuscript’s having been produced at the St. Gall monastery. (sno)

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 69
Parchment · 448 pp. · 18–19 x 25.5–26.5 cm · St. Gall (?) · 12th and 12th/13th century
Bible (Pauline epistles with Glossa ordinaria); Augustine and others, Sermones; Adso of Montier-en-Der, De antichristo; Peter Abelard, Sententiae

Two codices in one volume. The first codex (pp. 1-288; early 12th century) contains the Pauline epistles with the Glossa ordinaria and four prologues: anonymous prologue, Stegmüller, Repertorium biblicum, No. 11086 (p. 1), prologue by Pelagius (?), Stegmüller, RB 670 (pp. 12), prologue by Pelagius, Stegmüller, RB 674 (pp. 23), prologue by Marcion, Stegmüller, RB 677 (p. 3). P. 3 also contains excerpts from the Decretum Gratiani (D. 28 c. 17), the Concilium BracarenseII, can. 2, and one more canonical text. This is followed by the Pauline epistles in the customary order (pp. 5-287), including the apocryphal Epistle to the Laodiceans (pp. 216-218). The second codex (pp. 288-448; 12th century; from p. 417 on 12th/13th century) primarily contains excerpts from sermons and other works by Jerome (pp. 289374 and 386387), interposed with more sermons (pp. 382386, 387403 and 408415) and other works, in part only as excerpts: Grimlaicus, Regula solitariorum, cap. 3–5 and 31–34 (p. 374381); anon., De consanguinitate BMV (pp. 403407); Gregory of Tours, Miracula 1, 31–32 (on St. Thomas; pp. 407408); Amalarius of Metz, Ordinis missae expositio I, prologue and cap. 17 (pp. 415416); excerpt from Gregory the Great, Regula pastoralis, cap. 12 (p. 416); Peter Abelard, Sententiae 1–60 and 102–247 (pp. 417448). The front and back covers show imprints of fragments from a 10th century missal. (sno)

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 74
Parchment · 300 pp. · 38-38.5 x 26 cm · 12th century
Bible (Apc, Epistolae catholicae, Io), with Glossa ordinaria

Copy of New Testament books with prologues and Glossa ordinaria: Gilbertus Porretanus, prologue to the Apocalypse, Stegmüller RB 839 (pp. 24), Apocalypse (pp. 481), prologue to the catholic epistles, Stegmüller RB 809 and 11846 (p. 82), Epistle of James (pp. 8399), First Epistle of Peter (pp. 99115), Second Epistle of Peter (pp. 115126), First Epistle of John (pp. 126141), Second Epistle of John (pp. 141143), Third Epistle of John (pp. 143145), Epistle of Jude (pp. 145150), prologue to the Gospel of John, Stegmüller RB 624 (pp. 151153), Gospel of John (pp. 154300). At the beginning of the chapters (p. 2, 4, 83, 126, 141, 145, 151, 154), there are initials stretching over several lines executed in minium with blue, green and light yellow, in part with figurative elements (p. 83 and 145: animal head and animal mask; p. 126: quadruped; p. 143: billy goat; p. 154: dragon). In the margin on p. 99, there is a depiction of the Apostle Peter with the keys. (sno)

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 131
Parchment · 90 pp. · 21.5 x 16 cm · 12th century
Pseudo-Hieronymus, Sermo De assumptione beatae Mariae

This thin codex contains the homily for the Assumption of Mary, attributed to Jerome. The text begins on p. 1 with a red initial with scroll ornamentation. (nie)

Online Since: 10/04/2018

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 149
Parchment · 206 + 2 pp. · 25 x 16.5 cm · 12th and 14th century
Augustinus, Sermones

This manuscript is a collection of sermons by the church father Augustine, written by a 12th century hand. Two fragments are bound in at the end without pagination; they contain verses, exempla, allegories and similar short texts, written in a 14th century hand which also added numerous marginalia. (nie)

Online Since: 10/04/2018

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 287
Parchment · 60 (58) pp. · 19-19.5 x 13-13.5 cm · 12th century
Anselm of Canterbury, Cur deus homo

This manuscript contains Anselm of Canterbury’s main work, Cur deus homo, including the Praefatio (p. 3), table of contents (pp. 35) and Commendatio operis ad Urbanum papam II (pp. 56). (sno)

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 298
Parchment · 280 pp. · 24 x 16 cm · 11th/12th century
Glossae latinae; anonymous commentary on the Gospel of Matthew

This volume consists of two more or less equally old codices. On pp. 3-94, the first codex collects glosses on Genesis and on Leviticus, drawing on patristic sources such as the works of Gregory the Great and Augustine, as well as on the Leviticus commentary by Hesychius of Jerusalem. On pp. 95-279, the second codex contains an anonymous commentary on Matthew. Several initials are multicolored, e.g., p. 278, p. 279. In the 14th century, a table of contents was added on the last page, p. 280, which had originally been left blank. (nie)

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 309 B
Parchment · 188 pp. · 15.5-18 x 10.5-11.5 cm · 12th century
Berengaudus Ferrariensis, Expositio super septem visiones libri Apocalypsis

Copy of the commentary on the Apocalypse by a certain Berengaudus or Bellengarius, written by numerous different hands. Probably the author is Berengaudus, a monk at Ferrières Abbey, who studied in Auxerre around 890 and who is mentioned in a letter by Lupus von Ferrières, but about whom nothing more is known. The small-format manuscript is written in 33 to 64 lines per page. (sno)

Online Since: 03/22/2018

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 319
Parchment · 288 pp. · 36 x 25 cm · Southern Germany (?) · 2nd half of the 12th century
Petrus Lombardus, Commentaria in psalmos

Incomplete copy of Peter Lombard’s commentary on the Psalms (on Ps 80-150). The first half (quires 1-27) is missing. The decoration is limited to red paragraph initials. The initials planned for subdividing the Psalter (Ps 101, 109) were not executed. (sno)

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 372
Parchment · 220 pp. · 25.5 x 20 cm · St. Gall (?) · 11th century
Lectionary

This manuscript contains the epistles, the readings from the Old Testament and the readings from the Gospel for the period from Christmas Eve until Easter Sunday (pp. 1-144), from the Thursday after the first of Advent until the end of the Advent season (pp. 145-155), and for the saints’ days (pp. 156218). Several quires seem to have come out between pp. 144 and 145, since the greater part of the readings for Easter Sunday, for the feasts between Easter and the last Sunday after Pentecost, as well as for the first Sunday of Advent are missing. The decoration consists of several initials with scroll ornamentation in red ink (pp. 1, 4, 131, 144 and 156). 15th century entries (foliation, references, neumes in the Passion according to Matthew, pp. 98104) attest that this codex was in use for a long time. (sno)

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 379
Parchment · 228 pp. · 18 x 12 cm · 13th century
Sequentiary, Gradual

This codex, with boards covered in green textile, consists of two parts. The first part (pp. 3-53) contains sequences by Notker Balbulus and other authors, the second part (pp. 55-226) contains a gradual. All of the texts have neumes; the script is interspersed with red and blue majuscules. Of note is a series of decorated initials, for example one containing a dragon on p. 3 of the sequentiary and one with scroll ornamentation on p. 55 of the gradual. Other examples can be found on pp. 114, 134, 144, 146. Bound in at the beginning is an 11th/12th century leaf containing excerpts from the Commune Sanctorum, with 14th century supplements on the back. (nie)

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