Cologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 10 : Aristoteles, Opera; Avicenna, De congelatione seu De mineralibus; Nicolaus Damasceus, De plantis; Costa-Ben-Luca, De differentia spiritus et animae; Alexander Aphrodisiensis, OperaAristoteles, Alexander Aphrodisiensis, Avicenna, Qusta Ibn-Luqa, Abu-Nasr Muhammad Ibn-Muhammad Al- Farabi & Nicolaus Damascenus
Manuscript CB 10 was probably intended for educational use, it contains works of Aristotle, Avicenna, Nicolaus Damascenus, Qusta Ibn-Luca and Alexander Aphrodisiensis. This manuscript, written on parchment during the 13th century, presumably belonged to a student of the Faculty of Arts in Leipzig, as may be concluded from a list of lectures attended during the year 1439 which is included in the codex. The list contains the names of the professors, titles of the texts...
St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 80 : Pentateuch . Books of Josua and Judges . Epistles of PaulVenerabilis Beda & Sophronius Eusebius Hieronymus
A copy of the first five books of Moses (the Pentateuch), the books of Joshua and Judges from the Old Testament as well as the Epistles of Paul and the Acts of the Apostles from the New Testament, produced in about 1100 in the cloister of All Saints (Allerheiligen) in Schaffhausen, already recorded in the 12th century as held in St. Gall.
Aarau, Aargauer Kantonsbibliothek, MsWettF 26: 4 : Wasmodus de Homberg; Varia in materia beghardorum et beginarum; Johannes Mulberg; Benedictus de Asinago; Felix HemmerlinFelix Hemmerlin, Episcopus Argentinensis Lampertus, Asinago Benedictus De, Bonifatius IX., Papst, Johannes XXII., Papst, Nikolaus IV., Papst, Johannes Mulberg & De Homberg Wasmodus
Manuscript of collected works including texts by Wasmodus de Homberg, Lampertus Episcopus Argentinensis, Johannes Mulberg and Felix Hemmerlin regarding the Beguine conflict and a tract by Benedictus de Asinago on poverty.
A precursor to the rediscovery of Statius during the Renaissance of the 12th century this manuscript of the Thebaid (sometimes Thebiad) from the 11th century was certainly copied in Germany. It contains some marginal glosses that originate in part in the commentary of Lactance, and is distinguished above all by its neumes, which stand above the verses on fols. 46v, 80r and 81r. The notation indicates the rhythem of the text and underscore the importance...
St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 226 : Isidori Synonyma II, Humilia ad monachos, Sermo EucheriiHispalensis Isidorus & Lugdunensis Eucherius
The sole papyrus manuscript held by the Abbey Library of St. Gall. The 23 pages, written after 650 in southern France, contain the closing of the second chapter of the Synonyma of Isidore of Seville as well as two exhortations aimed at monks. After being preserved over a very long period in a wooden case, these 23 pages were mounted between two glass plates in the Egyptian Museum of Berlin in 1899/1900.
A compilation from the 11th century containing a version of Prudentius' Psychomachia, illustrated with pen drawings.
Contains, among other items, the most reliable texts of the vitae of saints Richarius, Dionysius, Gregory the Great, Leodegarius, Vedastus, Nazarius, Mark the Evangelist, Kosmas and Damian.
St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 141 : Augustinus, de disciplina christianorum · Augustinus, Sermo de corpore et anima · Pseudo-Seneca, de moribus, et aliaAurelius Augustinus, Chrysostomus Johannes, Autpertus Ambrosius, Lucius Annaeus Seneca & Papa Gregorius I
An undecorated composite manuscript containing various short texts and textual excerpts from the writings of Augustine, John Chrysostom and Ambrosius Autpertus († 784) among others, together with the work, then attributed to Seneca, De moribus (145 moral proverbs, which were probably composed by a Christian living in Gaul). The codex was written in about 900 in a Carolingian minuscule, probably in northern France. The back portion contains, in a short selection from Moralia in Iob...
St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 733 : Capitular document collection from the time of Charlemagne(:Unav)
Small format manuscript for regular use with a Capitular document collection from the time of Charlemagne. It contains numerous regulations enacted by Charlemagne between 779 and 789, in good, excellent, and sometimes unique surviving versions. It contains, among other items, the Capitularies of Herstal from 779 and the famous Admonitio generalis of Charlemagne from 789. Excellently conserved original Carolingian binding.
This manuscript, which was written during the 15th century in Florence, retains its original binding. The humanistic script is the work of a single scribe, with large golden initials and "bianchi girari" (white vine) decorations at the beginning of each book. There are some marginal glosses written in violet ink as well as other, newer additions which were probably made during the 16th century. After Herodotus and Thucydides, Polybius is the third-greatest Greek historian. He...
The St. Gallen Passionarius Maior, or Great Passion, a collection of 92 legends of the saints assembled by monks of St. Gall from the time around 900, supplemented with annotations and glosses by the St. St. Gall monks Notker Balbulus († 912) and Ekkehart IV. († about 1060).
A Benedictional from the diocese of Mainz, written and decorated with about 200 gold initials and a full-page miniature of Christ as Savior of the World; from about the year 1000, during the tenure of Archbishop Willigis (975-1011). Obtained by the Cloister of St. Gall at an unknown point in time (oldest evidence: in St. Gall by about 1600). It contains the prayers of benediction to be sung by the bishop, ordered according to the...
Hagiographic manuscript compriseing the lives of early Roman and early German saints, produced in the monastery of St. Gall around 900. The volume contains, among other items, lives of saints Lucius, Desiderius, Kilian, Vigilius, and Gertrud as well as a compilation in calendar format of the lives of the saints who were well-known in the monastery of St. Gall in the 9th century.
St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 196 : Educational manuscript: poems of Venantius Fortunatus; Aenigmata (riddles) of a poet named Symphosius or Symposius.Symphosius & Fortunatus Venantius
Educational manuscript from the monastery of St. Gall, produced in the second third of the 9th century; contains mainly the poems (Carmina) of the early Christian Merovingian poet Venantius Fortunatus († 600), with four pattern poems on the Cross, as well as a copy of the Aenigmata (riddles) of a poet named Symphosius or Symposius.
This copy of the so-called Chrysostomus Latinus is significant in terms of textual history study. This collection of 38 sermons and other works attributed to the early church father John Chrysostom (349/50-407) includes both ancient Latin translations of original works in Greek reliably attributable to John Chrysostom, and also some pieces originally written in Latin, the contents of some of which are identified and some are not, for which the celebrated sermonist is claimed as...
A copy of Augustine's work Contra Faustum Manichaeum libri II, written during the second half of the 9th century, probably at the Abbey of St. Gall. In the year 2009, a strip containing a portion of text from the Vetus-Latina version of the Gospels from the early 5th century was detached from page 258 of this codex; it is now included with other fragments from the same original manuscript in Cod. Sang. 1394 (pp. 51-88).
St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 72 : Epistolæ Pauli. Acta Apostolorum. Epistolæ catholicæ. Apokalypsis.Venerabilis Beda
Copies of the Epistles of Paul, the Acts of the Apostles, the Catholic Letters (3 by John, 2 by Peter, one by James, one by Jude) and the Apocalypse, written and decorated with several initials sometime in the middle of the 9th century at the Abbey of St. Gall.
A martyrology by Hrabanus Maurus, composed shortly after 843. The codex contains a copy of Cod. Sang. 457, under the auspices of the St. Gall monk Notker Balbulus shortly after 875. It also includes the presentation dedication, missing from the presentation copy (Cod. Sang. 457), addressed to Abbot Ratleik of Seligenstadt and Abbot Grimald of St. Gall (841-872).
A copy of the four Gospels with commentaries by Jerome, produced in the Abbey of St. Gall during the 10th century (before 950).
A painstakingly annoted copy of the work De natura animalium tractatus XIX by Aristotle, in the Latin version by the scholar Michael Scotus († ca. 1235), written during the 13th century, with an opening "I" initial, partly decorated in gold, showing a man sitting before a book. In 1453 this manuscript was owned by one Johannes Kalf from Wangen (in Allgäu); bound in a Kopert (limp vellum) binding.
Zürich, Zentralbibliothek, Ms. D 76a : Collection of Latin poetry, epigrams, etc. by St. St. Gall monks, compiled by P. Uodalrich Aichhaim, Vol. II(:Unav)
Volume 2 in a series originally consisting of eight volumes by the St. St. Gall monk P. Ulrich Aichhaim (1626-1675): including 1) Verses from St. Gall on the birth of Christ and the births of prominent historical figures in the realms of politics, the church, science and literature, 2) so-called Aggratulationes (congratulatory addresses) for individuals in responsible positions in the monastery of St. Gall (abbots, deacons, subpriors, officials, professors and teachers) with anagrams, chronograms from...
Gradual dating from the 12th century, used by the Prémontré order at the Abbey of Bellelay.
A copy of the excerpts made by Junianus Justinus from the lost history of the world (Historiae Philippicae) by the Roman historian Pompeius Trogus, produced in the 9th century, probably at the Abbey of St. Gall. At the end of the text is the famous Old High German St. Gallen scribal verse: Chumo kiscreib filo chumor kipeit.
Summer portion (Holy Saturday through the end of the church year) of a breviary written at the Abbey of St. Gall between 1022 and 1047 (with readings, prayers, extracts from homilies, antiphons, responses and hymns for the monastic liturgy of the hours), includes additions made as late as the 14th century. The sung sections include neumes. Preceding materials include a fragment of a collections of homilies, a calendar, and computistical texts and tables. The corresponding...
Adamnan of Iona (Hy; ca. 624-704), Vita of Saint Columba († 597), with a faded pen drawing of the saint at prayer.