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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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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A IV 6
Paper · 198 ff. · 31.5 x 22 cm · Basel · 2nd-3rd quarter of the 15th century
Composite manuscript of theological content

This manuscript, parts of which are dated, is from St. Leonhard Monastery of the Canons Regular of St. Augustine; it contains mostly patristic and liturgical texts. For a while, this volume, along with the corrections later added to the manuscript, served as a model in the printshop of Michael Furter of Basel, who in 1496 edited the Expositio super cantica canticorum, which has been preserved among the works of Gregory the Great, but today is attributed to Robertus Tumbalena. A specimen copy may have been returned to the monastery along with the manuscript, as there remains one printed copy with a note of ownership indicating such. (flr)

Online Since: 06/14/2018

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A V 26
Paper · 180 + 1 ff. · 29.5 x 22 cm · 2nd half of the 15th century
Composite manuscript of theological content

This codex from the holdings of the Carthusian Monastery of Basel contains as a first part a treatise about the appropriate penance for various transgressions against commandments and sacraments. A second part consists of a collection of Latin hymns with an interlinear translation into German, as well as a loose translation into German as continuous text, in part also combined with a short interpretation. This is followed by texts about the mass and several Opuscula by Gregory of Nazianzus, a letter by Johannes Heynlin de Lapide about the qualities of a good priest, and a brief text by Heinrich Arnoldi about a sermon on Mary. (mue)

Online Since: 06/14/2018

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A V 41
Parchment and paper · 94 ff. · 28.5 x 19.5 cm · Basel (?) · around 1370
“Alemannische Vitaspatrum”

This manuscript was produced in the Southern Alemannic-speaking region around 1370; it contains the corpus of exempla of the “Alemannischen Vitaspatrum”, one of the most important collections of hagiographic texts in its original form. A treatise compiled of mystic texts is added at the end, into which is inserted the gloss "Von dem überschalle”. The origin of this manuscript is unknown. (stu)

Online Since: 09/26/2017

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A V 54e
Paper · 3 ff. · 21.5 x 15 cm · first half of the 15th century
Fragment with prayers

This fascicle, consisting of only three pages, contains prayers and a text about the seven heavenly joys of Mary. (mue)

Online Since: 06/14/2018

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A VI 12
Paper · 231 ff. · 29.5 x 21 cm · 3rd quarter of the 15th century
Johannes Heynlin: Disputationes

This undecorated paper volume from the library of the Carthusian Monastery of Basel contains theological Disputationes or Quaestiones by Johannes Heynlin de Lapide. These discussions, which, according to a note on folio 1r, took place in Paris in the presence and at the instigation of Heynlin, were copied by different hands, including that of Heynlin himself. (mue)

Online Since: 12/14/2018

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A VI 19
Paper · 347 ff. · 30 x 21 cm · Basel · 1460
Epistolae Pauli

This manuscript, created around 1460 and written by the Basel notary and city clerk Jodocus Seyler (1454-1501), contains the Pauline Epistles in canonical order, as well as the apocryphal Epistle to the Laodiceans. Only the Letter to the Romans is richly glossed; First Corinthians still has several interlinear glosses, then the commentary ends. Of the many initials that probably were originally present, only one figure initial remains. (flr)

Online Since: 09/26/2017

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A VI 38
Paper · 300 ff. · 20.5 x 13.5 cm · 1493
Libellus of John the Evangelist

This libellus of John the Evangelist from the Gnadental Convent of the Poor Clares was completed in 1493. The manuscript contains texts by and about John the Evangelist, among them exempla, sermons, sequences, lections, and the Revelation in German. A pictorial cycle with scenes from the legend of the Evangelist decorates the vita of John at the beginning of the manuscript. (stu)

Online Since: 12/14/2017

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A VII 21
Paper · 67 ff. · 21 x 15 cm · Carthusian Monastery of Basel · around 1510
Statutes of the lay brothers of the Carthusian order

Around 1510, Georg Carpentarius, Carthusian of Basel, translated the statutes of his order’s lay brothers from Latin into German. At the Carthusian Monastery of Basel, the text was considered an autograph by the translator. It was held in the library of the lay brothers. (stu)

Online Since: 10/04/2018

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A VII 27a
Paper · 172 ff. · 22 x 15.5 cm · Carthusian Monastery in Basel · 1489
Epithalamium sive soliloquium beatae Mariae virginis

This volume was written in 1489 by Ambrosius Alantsee (†1505). Ambrosius, originally from Füssen, enrolled at the University of Basel in 1468/69 and, as can be proven, wrote several mostly liturgical books between 1484 and 1492 at the Carthusian Monastery in that city. Among them is this Epithalamium (bridal or wedding song) for Mary. Possibly this is the same Ambrosius Alantsee who is attested as prior of St. Mang's Abbey in Füssen in 1491. (stu)

Online Since: 03/22/2018

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A VII 30
Parchment and paper · 240 ff. · 21 x 14.5 cm · Basel · 2nd half of the 15th century
Composite manuscript (Henricus Arnoldi)

This composite manuscript from the Carthusian monastery of Basel contains — partly handwritten and partly printed — primarily texts of devotional and spiritual content. Author (and for the first part of the manuscript also the scribe) for the most part is Heinrich Arnoldi, Prior of the Carthusian monastery from 1449-1480. (flr)

Online Since: 09/26/2017

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A VII 68
Parchment and paper · 324 ff. · 13 x 10 cm · Middle/2nd half of the 15th century
Cursus beatissimae virginis Mariae secundum ordinem Carthusiensem et aliae orationes

This small, thick paper and parchment manuscript from the library of the Carthusian Monastery of Basel must have been intensely used, as suggested by soiling and signs of heavy usage. The original red leather binding is covered with another layer of leather that sticks out beyond the covers at the bottom and can be folded over the lower edge as protection. The manuscript contains prayers, hymns and other devotional texts by numerous different authors — primarily saints and popes — such as Mechthild of Magdeburg or Bernard of Clairvaux. Also represented are Carthusian authors such as Heinrich Arnoldi. Several colored woodcut and metalcut prints have been glued onto leaf 4v and 316v. (mue)

Online Since: 12/14/2018

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A VIII 2
Paper · 85 ff. · 21.5 x 15.5 cm · 1504-1505
Sermones capitulares Cartusiensium

This paper manuscript, prepared specifically by the scribe Johannes Loy for the Carthusian Monastery of Basel, contains a collection of sermons for reading in the chapter. The sermons were written by three Carthusians: Hieronymus Brönick, Heinrich Arnoldi and Heinrich Eger von Kalkar. An introductory note on folio 1v explains that in order to avoid uniformity, which is the mother of tedium, four different sermons are assembled for every feast day so that the same sermon will be held once only every leap year. (mue)

Online Since: 12/14/2018

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A VIII 36
Paper · 235 ff. · 21 x 14.5 cm · 1st half of the 15th century
Iordanus de Quedlinburgo, Sermones de sanctis

This composite manuscript in German is from the Convent of Dominican nuns of St. Maria Magdalena “an den Steinen” in Basel, which was reformed in 1423; most of the manuscript was probably written there as well. In addition to two sermons, a treatise and a miracle of Mary, the manuscript mainly contains legends: Elizabeth of Hungary, Jerome, Francis, Vincent, Ignatius, Julian and Basilissa, Paul of Thebes and Anthony. (stu)

Online Since: 09/26/2017

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A VIII 37
Paper · 132 ff. · 21 x 14.5 cm · 15th century
Devotionalia

15th century devotional volume, mostly written by the Carthusian Johannes Gipsmüller and owned by the Carthusian monastery of Basel. On the verso side of a parchment leaf, inserted as f. 57 into the paper manuscript, there is a full-page image of Christ on the cross with Mary and John. A peculiarity is a collection of Bible passages in Latin and sayings in German by Petrus Wolfer, which are said to have been written on a wall of the Carthusian monastery, surrounding a crucifixion. (flr)

Online Since: 09/26/2017

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A VIII 51
Paper · 167 ff. · 14.5 x 10.5 cm · 2nd half of the 15th century
Margret Zschampi’s Book of Devotion and Prayer

This late medieval book of devotion and prayer is named for its first owner, Margret Zschampi, Dominican at Klingental Convent in Basel. It is a typical manuscript for edification, in German, as they were customarily used and written at the end of the Middle Ages for private devotion, especially in women’s convents and in lay communities. Margret Zschampi donated the manuscript to the Carthusian monastery of Basel, where it became part of the library for lay brothers. As part of this Carthusian library, the devotional book reached the university library of Basel in 1590. This is the only completely preserved known manuscript from the Dominican Convent of Klingental.  (stu)

Online Since: 09/26/2017

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A IX 7
Paper · 212 ff. · 20.5 x 14 cm · 2nd quarter of the 15th century
Iodocus Gartner

This volume with Quaestiones by the Viennese theologian Iodocus Gartner (attested between 1424 and 1452) was owned by Albertus Loeffler (middle of the 15th century); it was part of the chained library of the Dominican Monastery of Basel. (flr)

Online Since: 09/26/2017

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A IX 14
Paper · 221 ff. · 20.5 x 14-14.5 cm · 15th century
Composite manuscript of theological-historical content

This volume from the Carthusian Monastery of Basel contains handwritten and printed texts concerning questions on the history of the order, on the spiritual life, as well as on theological interpretations, as for example the commentary on Ecclesiastes by Denis the Carthusian (1402-1471). The handwritten parts are by various hands, among them the Carthusian Johannes Gipsmüller of Basel (1439-1484). (flr)

Online Since: 06/14/2018

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A IX 22
Parchment · 181 ff. · 20-20.5 x 12.5 cm · beginning of the 13th century
Monastica et canonistica

This manuscript from the beginning of the 13th century is of unknown origin; it contains monastic and canonistic writings, among them, for example, the monastery rule that Benedict of Nursia issued for his monastery at Monte Cassino in 529, Gregory the Great’s Regula pastoralis about the ideal of the (secular) pastor of souls from the late 6th century, or the abbreviated version of a part of the Decretum Gratiani from the 12th century. (flr)

Online Since: 09/26/2017

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A IX 23
Paper · 131 ff. · 16.5 x 12 cm · Basel (?) · 15th century
Composite manuscript (theology)

This manuscript from the library of the lay brothers of the Carthusian monastery in Basel consists of various parts that are bound together. It was meant as a devotional book for the lay brothers and contains various basic texts in German translation, among them a Rule of Saint Benedict, a life of Saint Benedict, as well as various prayers that address either the lay brothers of the Carthusians or the lay brothers of the Benedictines.  (stu)

Online Since: 12/14/2017

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A IX 23a
Paper · 14 ff. · 16.5 x 11.5 cm · Basel · around 1475
Ars moriendi, German

These 14 leaves were removed from a composite manuscript from the Carthusian Monastery of Basel around the end of the 19th century. The 11 colored woodcuts with the respective handwritten text transmit a German Ars moriendi, a type of text on the art of dying well that was very popular during the late Middle Ages. (flr)

Online Since: 09/26/2017

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