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Sub-project: Pilot Project: Digital Abbey Library of St. Gall

January 2005 – December 2006

Status: Completed

Financed by: the Paul Schiller Foundation, the UBS Cultural Foundation, the Ernst Göhner Foundation, the Otto Gamma Foundation, the Jubilee Foundation of Swiss Mobiliar Insurance, the Research Funding Foundation of the University of Fribourg, the Jubilee Foundation of the Zurich Insurance Group, and the Friends of the Abbey Library of St. Gall

Description: In the pilot project a selection of medieval manuscripts from the Abbey Library of St. Gall was digitized. This start-up project was made possible by different financial supporters.

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 626
Parchment · 314 pp. · 35 x 25 cm · St. Gall · first third of the 9th century
History of the Jewish Wars in 5 books

Hegesippus/Flavius Josephus, Jewish War. Copy from the 9th century. (smu)

Online Since: 12/31/2005

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 658
Paper · 285 pp. · 31 x 21.5 cm · St. Gall · 1465
(1) Robertus Monachus, History of the first Crusade (illustrated); (2) Ottokar von Steiermark, rhymed chronicle of Austria: the fall of Akkon

German translation of a history of the First Crusade (1095/96-1099; Historia Hierosolymitana), composed by the monk Robertus Monachus from Reims. Written and illustrated with 22 colored pen drawings in the year 1465. As an appendix, the manuscript also contains around 9000 verses from the Österreichische Reimchronik (rhymed chronicle of Austria) by Ottokar of Steiermark describing the siege and destruction of the Crusaders' fortress in Akkon in the year 1291. (smu)

Online Since: 09/14/2005

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 671
Parchment · 444 pp. · 30.5 x 25 cm · St. Gall · third quarter of the 9th century
Collectio canonum Dionysio-Hadriana

Collection of council decisions and papal decrees up to the 8th century, an important St. Gallen copy from the 9th century. (smu)

Online Since: 12/31/2005

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 673
Parchment · 248 pp. · 24 x 15 cm · Italy, northern (?) · 12th century
Decretum Gratiani

Important early textual witness of the Decretum Gratiani, probably even the earliest known version. As opposed to the later widespread version of 101 Distinctiones (Part I), 36 Causae (Part II) and De consecratione (Part III) with ca. 4000 Canones in all, the Decretum in this manuscript consists of only 33 Causae with ca. 1000 Canones. The numbering, however, was soon adapted to the later commonly used division into 36 Causae and preceding distinctions. This version includes some sections of text not found in later versions. The Decretum is followed by an extremely heterogeneous collection of excerpts. (len)

Online Since: 12/12/2006

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 722
Parchment · V + 268 + II pp. · 25.5 x 16 cm · Italy; Chur Raetia (Retia curiensis) · beginning of the 6th century / about 800-820 / second half of the 8th century
Tractatus super Psalmos / Nehemias (Fragment) / Constitutiones Iustiniani imperatoris / Lex Romana Curiensis / Capitula Remedii

An important legal manuscript from Raetia: the Lex Romana Curiensis with the Capitula of Bishop Remedius of Chur which are only preserved here, dating from around 800. (smu)

Online Since: 12/31/2005

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 728
Parchment · 220 pp. · 25.5 x 16 cm · middle of the 9th century
Composite manuscript (collection of capitularies of Ansegis, Lex Salica, Lex Ribuaria)

The earliest manuscript catalogue of the monastery of St. Gall from the middle of the 9th century, followed by a collection of important law texts (capitularies of Ansegis, Lex Salica, Lex Ribuaria). (smu)

Online Since: 12/31/2005

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 731
Parchment · 342 pp. · 22.5 x 13 cm · Lyon · 794
Lex Romana Visigothorum, Lex Salica, Lex Alamannorum

The so-called Wandalgarius manuscript containing the Lex Romana Visigothorum, the Lex Salica and the Lex Alamannorum. An important legal manuscript, written and decorated with numerous colored initials and a miniature of a crowned lawgiver in the year 793 by the cleric Wandalgarius in Lyon. It contains the laws of the Visigoths (Lex Romana Visigothorum), the Salian Franks (Lex Salica) and the Alemanni (Lex Alamannorum). It is the oldest precisely dated manuscript in the Abbey Library of St. Gall. (smu)

Online Since: 12/12/2006

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 855
Parchment · 429 pp. · 16.5 x 11 cm · St. Gall · middle of the 9th century
Grammatica / De rhetorica / Institutiones II / De natura rerum / Miscellaneous; drawings

School manuscript from the monastery of St. Gall, containing Cassiodorus'Institutiones saecularium litterarum (an educational book on the "Septem Artes Liberales"). (smu)

Online Since: 12/31/2005

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 863
Parchment · 270 pp. · 22.5 x 16.3 cm · Reichenau (possibly) · second quarter of the 11th century
Pharsalia libri decem

Marcus Annaeus Lucanus (Lucan, 39-65 AD), "De bello civili" (also known as the "Pharsalia"). Epic poem on the civil war between Pompey and Caesar (48 - 45 BC). (smu)

Online Since: 06/12/2006

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 877
Parchment · 470 pp. · 23 x 14 cm · various origins · 9th century
Composite manuscript: Grammar / Poems and Carmen paschale / Miscellaneous / Dialogue between teacher and disciple / Pauline commentary

Manuscript compilation from the St. Gallen scriptorum, dating from around 800 and containing numerous grammatical treatises. (smu)

Online Since: 12/31/2005

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 878
Parchment · 304 pp. · 21.5 x 13.5 cm · Reichenau · between about 825 and 849
Vademecum of Walahfrid Strabo

The Vademecum (personal handbook) of Walahfrid Strabo (ca. 808-849), Abbot of Reichenau. It is one of the few known autographs of a prominent figure to survive from the early Middle Ages. It contains diverse texts and images by numerous hands, written between ca. 825 and 849, among them a labyrinth (on page 277) and different alphabets (pages 320/321), one in runes. (smu)

Online Since: 12/12/2006

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 902
Parchment · 186 pp. · 32 x 25 cm · St. Gall · first half of the 9th century / second half of the 9th century
Composite manuscript with Aratus Latinus

School manuscript for the St. Gall monastery school, containing the Greek grammar by Dositheus and a prose version of Aratos of Soloi's didactic poem Phainomena which is illustrated with a pen drawing. (smu)

Online Since: 09/14/2005

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 907
Parchment · 320 pp. · 25 x 17.5 cm · St. Gall · 760-780
Composite manuscript: Etymological dictionary, Ages of the world, Grammary, Excerpts from the Bible (Cath Apc 1,1-7,2)

Manuscript compilation for the monastery school of St. Gall, written by the monk Winithar. (smu)

Online Since: 09/14/2005

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 908
Parchment · 412 pp. · 20.5 x 13.5 cm · 6th-7th centuries (lower script) / second half of the 8th century (upper script)
Fragmenta rescripta

"The king of palimpsests": parchment fragments from late antiquity that were erased and reused at a later time, sometimes more than once. The scholarly significance of the palimpsests normally lies in the older texts. Some works have only been preserved as palimpsests. This volume, compiled by the librarian Ildefonse of Arx before and after 1800 from single fragments found in the abbey library, contains among many other texts the oldest known copy of the Mulomedicina of Vegetius (5th century), the only known poems and prose by Flavius Merobaudes (5th century) and the so-called "St. Gallen oracles", or "Sortes Sangallenses" (6th century). (smu)

Online Since: 12/12/2006

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 914
Parchment · 136 ff. · 23.5-23.9 x 16.7-17 cm · Saint Gallen · first third of the 9th century
St. Benedict's Rule

The most historically significant exemplar of the Benedictine Rule from the time after 810. (smu)

Online Since: 09/14/2005

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 915
Parchment · 353 pp. · 24 x 18 cm · St. Gall · middle of the 9th century / 10th century / 11th century
Capitulary

The oldest capitulary from the monastery of St. Gall, containing, among other items, a martyrology, a necrology, the annals of St. Gall and several rules for monks. (smu)

Online Since: 12/31/2005

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