680 Works

Einsiedeln, Stiftsbibliothek, Codex 109(447) : Amalarius (Metensis), De ecclesiasticis officiis Lib. I und II

Gallus Morel, Heinrich Von Ligerz & Metensis Amalarius
This manuscript produced at the Abbey of St. Gall during the second half of the 11th century contains a copy of De ecclesiasticis officiis Lib. I et II by Amalarius (Metensis), from which some chapters are missing. The continuation, with the missing text, is found in Cod. 110, which was also produced in St. Gall.

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 87 : Homiliae Origenis in Genesim, Exodum et Leviticum.

A copy of the sermons of the early Christian theologian Origen (185-254) on the Old Testament books of Genesis, Exodus and Leviticus, produced in the 9th century at the Abbey of St. Gall.

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 453 : The second-oldest surviving book of the chapter office of the Abbey of St. gall, including, among other items, lists of brothers who joined, the Rule of St. Benedict, a martyrology and death record as well as historical account records

Venerabilis Beda, Franz Joseph Mone, Ildefons Von Arx, De Nursia Benedictus & Sangermanensis Usuardus
The second-oldest surviving chapter office book of the Abbey of St. Gall, begun in the 12th century and maintained, with the addition of many entries, until early modernity. This volume contains, among other things, lists of the bishops of Constance (736-1318) and the abbots of the cloisters at Reichenau (724-1343) and St. Gall (719-1329), records of brothers who became members of the Abbey of St. Gall, readings and homilies for Sundays and holy days in...

Cologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 93 : Jacques de Cessoles, Echecs moralisés

Jacobus De Cessolis & Jean Ferron
This parchment manuscript from the time around 1400 contains a work by the Dominican sermonist Jacques de Cessoles, using the game of chess as the allegorical basis for a lesson in morals. The same theme is carried out in 16 accompanying illustrations as well.

Cologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 92 : Isidore of Seville, Etymologiae

Isidorus Hispalensis, Braulio Caesaraugustanus & Bernardus Bottonius
The first three books of the principal work of the Bishop of Seville, the Etymologiae, written at the beginning of the 7th century, provide the earliest medieval instance of division of scholarly study into the trivium (grammar, rhetoric and dialectic) and the quadrivium (mathematics, geometry, music and astronomy). Relying heavily on the--often unreliable--etymologies of the words, Isidore collected in his work the whole of ancient knowledge, in order to prevent it from being forgotten. This...

Wil, Dominikanerinnenkloster St. Katharina, Chronik ("Konventsbuch") : Chronicle ("Konventsbuch")

Justina Blarer, Von Schönau Cordula, Regula Keller, Elisabeth Muntprat Von Spiegelberg & Angela Varnbühler
Formerly referred to in the reseach literature as the "Chronic" or "Chronicle", this was in truth the convent record book of the Cloister of St. Katharina in St. Gall (61r:...und sol dis also in des convents buoch gesetz werden...). The content consists of chronologically ordered entries concerning the business transactions of the convent. The manuscript was produced in the course of the reform period, as the convent was converted from private to communal ownership. Thus...

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 168 : Augustini sermones . Ratperti cantilena de S. Gallo Ekkehardo interprete . Ekkehart, Ad picturas in claustro

Sangallensis Ratpertus, Aurelius Augustinus, Eccardus IV, Sangallensis & Eccardus IV, Sangallensis
The main content of this codex is a copy of sermons on the Gospel of John by the church father Augustine, produced sometime after 800. In the front is a Latin version with neumes of the now lost Old High German "Galluslied" (the translation into Latin was done by the monk Ekkehart IV in the first half of the 11th century), originally composed by the monk Ratpert before the year 900. In the back are...

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 106 : Commentarius in librum Job

Sophronius Eusebius Hieronymus
A copy of the commentary by a Pseudo-Jerome (Pseudo-Hrabanus Maurus) on the Old Testament book of Job; produced in the 9th century, possibly at the abbey of St. Gall; still in its original Carolingian-period binding.

Cologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 132 : Petrus de Vinea, Epistulae

Clemens IV, Papa, Bonfilius Aretinus, I Charles D'Anjou, Petrus De Vinea & Innocentius Papa
This manuscript contains a collection of letters exchanged in the court circle of Friedrich II., assembled in about 1270 at the papal Curia as a collection, which is generally attributed to Petrus de Vinea (Chancellor of Friedrich II.; ca. 1200-1249). This collection has been reproduced in over 230 manuscripts and was long regarded as a model for writers because of the elegant language used in the letters. The role of the collection as a model...

St. Gallen, Stiftsarchiv (Abtei Pfäfers), Cod. Fab. XIII : Vitas patrum

The Pfafers manuscript of the Vitas Patrum or Adhortationes sanctorum patrum ad profectum perfectionis monachorum was produced during the first half of the 9th century. It contains teachings of the fathers of Christian monasticism, who were extremely well received during the middle ages and had a strong influence on hagiography. This text was written by one hand and includes black, red and yellow filled initials and captions. On the front and back pastedowns are fragments...

Cologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 30 : Calendarium (Prayer calendar), Latin Bible selections: Liber Psalmorum, Cantica with prayers; Hymns, etc.

Odo Cluniacensis, Petrus Damiani, Venantius Fortunatus, Sedulius Caelius, Hrabanus Maurus, I. Gregorius Papa & Elpis Sicula
This codex from southern Germany is composed of two parts bound together in one German binding in 1569. The first part of the manuscript contains about a hundred leaves from the 12th and 13th centuries. It begins with a calendar featuring numerous constellations and full page illustrations. Following are prayers and liturgical songs. The second part consists of thirty leaves containing a series of Latin prayers in carefully wrought late 14th century Gothic script.

Engelberg, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. 141 : Henry Suso, Horologium sapientiae, germanice

Heinrich Seuse
The Little Book of Eternal Wisdom ("Büchlein der ewigen Weisheit") by Dominican monk and mystic Henry Suso (1295-1366). This is both the oldest copy of this particular text and the oldest surviving copy of a work by Suso. Probably produced shortly after Suso's death.

Cologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 55 : Dante, Inferno e Purgatorio (Codex Guarneri)

Dante Alighieri
The "Codex Guarneri" was written on paper fewer than twenty years after the death of Dante. The poetic form used in the textual layout, the tercet or "terza rima", which was introduced by Dante, is enhanced by the graphic design: the first letter in the first line of each three-line stanza is highlighted in red ink. The manuscript contains Latin glosses.

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 670 : Decretales Pseudo-Isidori. Epistolæ, Gregorii M.

Hispalensis Isidorus, Papa Clemens I, Papa Gregorius I, Mercator Isidorus, Ildefons Von Arx & Eccardus IV, Sangallensis
An early copy of the so-called Pseudo-Isidorean Decretals, also called the false Decretals, or Decretals of the Pseudo-Isidore, from the Abbey of St. Gall, produced in the second half of the 9th century. This text consists of a a wide-ranging collection of falsified papal letters and papal decrees from late antiquity. Numerous—real—letters of Pope Gregory I are found in the rear of the codex.

Cologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 148 : Sala (Pierre): Tristan

Pierre Sala
"Tristan", written by Pierre Sala of Lyon in the years 1520-1528, derives from the medieval Italian tradition of the "Tristan" and "Lancelot" story cycles in prose about the knights of the round table. Stories about the idealized friendship between Tristan and Lancelot shift between the adventures of the knights of the round table and their romantic intrigues. A mere two manuscripts transmit this Renaissance work by Pierre Salas. The codex held by Fondation Bodmer is...

Utopia, armarium codicum bibliophilorum, Cod. 1 : Johann von Indersdorf: Prayers from the Ebran-Gebetbuch

Von Indersdorf Johannes & Von Neumarkt Johannes
A collection of German prayers, most likely copied for a lay patron ca. 1500-1520.

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 1395 : Veterum Fragmentorum Manuscriptis Codicibus detractorum collectio Tom. II.

Constantinopolitanus Iulianus, Aurelius Augustinus, Caelius Sedulius & Ildefons Von Arx
Collected Fragments Volume II from the Abbey Library of St. Gall ("Veterum Fragmentorum manuscriptis codicibus detractorum collectio tomus II"). Among other texts, this volume contains 110 smaller and larger single leaves from the oldest Vulgate version of the Gospels, produced in northern Italy (Verona?) in about 410/420, fragments of Psalm manuscripts in Latin and in Greek from the 7th and the 10th centuries respectively, and a large number of Irish fragments from the Abbey Library...

Engelberg, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. 46 : Frowin, De laude liberi arbitrii libri septem

Heinrich Von Ligerz, De Monte Angelorum Frowinus & De Monte Angelorum Frowinus
Tract by the Engelberg Abbot Frowin (1143-1178) about free will, the De laude liberi arbitrii libri septem, from the 12th century. This as-yet unedited work is regarded as an important contribution from the perspective of monastic theology during the early scholastic period.

Frauenfeld, Kantonsbibliothek Thurgau, Y 113 : Chronicle of Allerheiligen Abbey

Heinrich Murer
Three chronicles of the Abbey of Allerheiligen in Schaffhausen in three different hands, among which the first is the hand of Heinric Murer (1588-1638, a member of the Carthusian community at Ittingen beginning in 1614).

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 388 : Antiphonary

Antiphonary from St. Gall for the liturgy of the divine office, as sung by St Gall monks, dating from the 12th century, with addenda until the late 14th century. Illustrated with several initials and (at the beginning) with a miniature of the crucified Christ with Mary and John.

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 89 : Cypriani de dominica oratione etc. Dicta Gregorii Nazanzeni episcopi de Hieremia propheta. Cypriani de mortalitate.

Thascius Caecilius Cyprianus & Nazianzenus Gregorius
This manuscript of collected works is important to textual history and contains various works by Bishop Cyprian of Carthage († 258), including De dominica oratione, De mortalitate and De opere et eleemosynis, together with a tract by an unknown Irish author, De duodecim abusivis saeculi written by an unknown author, and the invocation of Gregory of Nazianz to the residents of Nazianz in Latin translation (Ad cives Nazianzenos gravi timore perculsos et praefectum irascentem) copied...

Aarau, Aargauer Kantonsbibliothek, MsWettF 16: 3 : Silbereisen: Chronicon Helvetiae, Part III

Werner Schodoler, Silberysen Christoph & Silberysen Christoph
A richly illustrated Swiss chronicle in three parts, or books. The newest and most comprehensive book (Part I) contains the origin and history of the Confederation up to the 14th century. The oldest book (Part II) contains a description of the Burgundian wars of the 15th century. The subsequent book (Part III) describes selected events from the history of the Confederation during the 15th and 16th centuries, such as the deposition of Hans Waldmann (1489)...

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 202 : Expositio psalmorum (101-150)

Flavius Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus
Cassiodorus, Expositio psalmorum 101-150 (commentary on Psalms 101 to 150).

Genève, Bibliothèque de Genève, Ms. lat. 54 : The "Conspiracy of Catilin" and the "Jugurthine War" by Sallust

Bedford-Meister, Paul Petau, Gaius Sallustius Crispus & Alexandre Petau
This manuscript dates from about 1420 and contains the "Conspiracy of Catilin " and the "Jugurthine War" by Sallust. Miniature illuminations in grisaille were added by Bedford-Meister and assistants in his workshop, followed by a commentary by Jean Lebègues, who wrote a guide to the illustration of historical scenes in the above-named works of Sallust in 1417. During the 17th century the manuscript was owned by the Petau family. In 1720 Ami Lullin of Geneva...

Cologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 162 : Thucydides, De bello Peloponensium

In his De bello Peloponensium, Thucydides fully achieves the work of a historian, as he shows the origins of the Peloponnesian War and then relates its events year by year with great exactitude. This parchment manuscript is extraordinarily beautiful in its illustrations, especially the two "putti" and the human figure in the center of one initial, wearing a blue suit of armor and holding a sword. The humanistic script, a slightly angular cursive, is the...

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