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Ministerialbibliothek, Min. 4
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Bibliorum sacrorum pars prima
Parchment · 330 ff. · 35.5 x 25 cm · Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen · 1080-1096
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Part of a four-volume Latin Bible in parchment, produced in the scriptorium of Allerheiligen monastery in Schaffhausen shortly after 1080. The codex has numerous initials with scroll ornaments, a page decorated with colours and gold featuring an initial V (the vision of Isaiah), and a historiated inital with scroll ornaments (the calling of Jeremiah), in which the influence of manuscripts from Reichenau can be recognized. Along with Min. 18, Min. 4 is one of the most important codices from the prime of Allerheiligen, when the monastery, founded in 1049, supported, under Abbot Siegfried (d. 1096), the reforms of Hirsau and, for this purpose established a library. (spe)
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Gamper Rudolf / Knoch-Mund Gaby / Stähli Marlis, Katalog der mittelalterlichen Handschriften der Ministerialbibliothek Schaffhausen, Dietikon-Zürich 1994, S. 79-80.
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Bruckner Albert, Scriptoria Medii Aevi Helvetica 6, Schreibschulen der Diözese Konstanz: Kloster Allerheiligen in Schaffhausen, Genf 1952, S. 87-88.
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10.5076/e-codices-sbs-min0004 (
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Schaffhausen, Stadtbibliothek, Ministerialbibliothek, Min. 4: Bibliorum sacrorum pars prima (
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M. Bernasconi Reusser, Handschriften und Inschriften des 11./12. Jahrhunderts aus dem Kloster Allerheiligen in Schaffhausen, in: Scriptorium. Wesen. Funktion. Eigenheiten, Comité International de paléographie latine, XVIII. Kolloquium St. Gallen 2013, hrsg. von A. Nievergelt, R. Gamper, M. Bernasconi Reusser, B. Ebersperger, E. Tremp, München 2015, SS. 339-356: 344, 352, 354.

Szkiet Christine, Reichenauer Codices in Schaffhausen. Die frühen Handschriften des Schaffhauser Allerheiligenklosters und ihre Stellung in der südwestdeutschen Buchmalerei des 11. Jahrhunderts, Kieler Kunsthistorische Studien N. F. 9, Kiel, 2005.

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