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St. Gallen
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Cod. Sang. 598
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Manuscript Title
Vitaspatrum, German. Life of Saint Meinrad. Life of Saint Fridolin.
Paper · 540 (541) pp. · 28.5 x 21 cm · Säckingen, Johannes Gerster · 1431/32
Manuscript Summary:
Manuscript Summary
This manuscript contains German-language lives of the saints: the “Lives of the Fathers” (Vitaspatrum) (pp. 5a482a), the Life of Saint Meinrad (pp. 482a501b) and the Life of Saint Fridolin, a translation of the Latin Vita of Fridolin written by Balther von Säckingen (pp. 502a541a). The main scribe of this codex was Johannes Gerster, citizen of Säckingen, who identifies himself on p. 361 and p. 541, each time including a date. Several pen drawings: tree with blossoms and fruit (p. 361), young man in secular clothing (p. 482), sketches of dragons (p. 528 and p. 541), rosette (p. 541). In the 17th century, this manuscript was in the possession of the Convent of the Poor Clares in Freiburg i. Br. (note p. 3); only in the 18th century was it purchased for the Monastery of St. Gall. (sno)
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Scarpatetti Beat Matthias von, Die Handschriften der Stiftsbibliothek St. Gallen, Bd. 1: Abt. IV: Codices 47-669: Hagiographica, Historica, Geographica, 8.-18. Jahrhundert, Wiesbaden 2003, S. 149-151.
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Scherrer Gustav, Verzeichniss der Handschriften der Stiftsbibliothek von St. Gallen, Halle 1875, S. 192-193.
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DOI (Digital Object Identifier
10.5076/e-codices-csg-0598 (
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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 598: Vitaspatrum, German. Life of Saint Meinrad. Life of Saint Fridolin. (
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