St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 1103 : Mauritius Enk, notes on lectures by Jacobus Valentinus on AristotleJacques Valentin & Enk Mauritius
A study notebook used by the St. Gall monk Mauritius Enk († 1575) containing notes on lectures given by the Jesuit Jacobus Valentinus (also known as Jacobus de Borrasa; † 1581) on Aristotle's De physica, De caelo et mundo, Tractatus de elementis, De ortu et interitu and De anima, written in 1568/69 while Enk was a student at the Jesuit-run Collège de Clermont in Paris.
The title of this manuscript is misleading: it does not mean, as it would in formal research, a collection of short biographies of the sisters of a particular cloister written by close associates in the following generation of sisters. On closer examination, the contents of the St. Gall Book of Sisters has two parts, probably composed at the beginning of the 1480s: Part 1, fols. jr-xxiiijv (pp. 5-14r of the new pagination): digests of the...
St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 230 : Manuscript compilation: texts and excerpts from the works of Isidore of Seville, Augustine, Caesarius of Arles, Defensor (Liber scintillarum), Jerome, Gregory the Great, Eucherius (Formulae spiritalis intelligentiae) etc.Massiliensis Gennadius, Aurelius Augustinus, Aelius Donatus, Papst Gelasius I., Nazianzenus Gregorius, Sophronius Eusebius Hieronymus, Hispalensis Isidorus, Arelatensis Caesarius, Lugdunensis Eucherius, Papa Damasus I & Locogiacensis Defensor
A manuscript compilation produced outside of St. Gall in about 800, written and illuminated unusually colorfully with numerous small initials, possibly at the Cloister of St. Denis near Paris. It consists of a large number of texts and excerpts, especially from the works of Isidore of Seville (Liber Sententiarum, Liber Differentiarum, Etymologiae), but also including texts by Augustine, Caesarius of Arles, Defensor (Liber scintillarum), Jerome, Gregory the Great, Eucherius (Formulae spiritalis intelligentiae) and many other...
St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 330 : Commentarius in epistolas Pauli ad Galathas, ad Ephesios etc.Ambrosiaster
Copies of the Ambrosiaster (commentaries by a Pseudo-Ambrosius on the letters of the apostle Paul), produced in the second half of the 9th century at the Abbey of St. Gall.
Christine de Pisan, a writer and poet of great renoun, was the author of numerous works and was personally involved in the design and production of manuscripts of her works. This hold true for this codex, which contains an account of the building of a utopian city by and for women.
At the time this work, Die 24 Alten, which was completed in 1386, was written, the Franciscan Otto von Passau was a member of the Minorite convent in Basel. This piece, a form of guide to the Christian life, was widely used in women's convents for reading aloud during meals. This manuscript was written by a swester Endlin, probably at the Franciscan nuns' convent of St. Leonhard in St. Gall.
St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 397 : Personal reference handbook (vade mecum) of Grimald of St. Gall (Abbot 841-872)Sangallensis Grimaldus, Bartholome Schobinger, Venerabilis Beda, Einhardus, Claudius Gordianus Fulgentius & Fabius Planciades Fulgentius
Personal reference handbook (vade mecum) of Grimald of St. Gall (Abbot 841-872). This manuscript collection contains items of poetic, liturgical, computational, natural scientific, and historical content, including a calendar, an horology table (orologium), word explanations and definitions from various fields of knowledge, the names of the nymphs and muses, and a provincial directory for the area of St. Gall. About 40 different scribes added texts to this manuscript.
St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 728 : Composite manuscript (collection of capitularies of Ansegis, Lex Salica, Lex Ribuaria)Hispalensis Isidorus & Fontanellensis Ansegisus
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).
St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 134 : Aurelius Prudentius Clemens, Cathemerinon and Peristephanon · Aristotle · BoethiusAnicius Manlius Severinus Boethius & Aurelius Prudentius Clemens
A composite manuscript with three originally separate parts. In front, an incomplete copy of the works Cathemerinon (up to Book X) and Peristephanon (Books I and V) by Aurelius Prudentius Clemens from about 900, in the middle, a 13th/14th century Latin commentary on Aristotle's Perihermeneias, and at the end, a copy of the works De trinitate, De divinitate, De substantiis and Contra Nestorium by Boethius, made in about 1000. This codex is annotated with a...
Collection manuscript, 15th century, from the Dominican convent of St. Katharina in St. Gall. This German-language manuscript is made up of five fascicles and contains a treatise on the Passion of Christ (“Vierzig Myrrhenbüschel vom Leiden Christi‟): the story of the foundation of the Dominican convent of St. Katharinental near Diessenhofen; the "Diessenhofener Schwesternbuch" and the "Tösser Schwesternbuch"; the legends of saints Elizabeth of Hungary, Margaret of Hungary, Ida of Toggenburg and Louis of Toulouse...
The Epistolary is the oldest manuscript in the library at Beromunster; according to local tradition it was presented by a member of the patron family of Lenzburg, Count Ulrich († before 1050). The front cover, added later, is an ivory panel dating from the second half of, perhaps the end of, the 13th century.
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...
A copy of the commentary on Aristotle by the French scientist and philosopher Nicolas Oresme († 1382) Quaestiones super libros Meteororum; according to the colophon (on f. 175v) this copy was completed in September 1459.
Lectionary for the period from Christmas through the second Sunday of Lent, with 32 homilies (Predigten) for Sundays and feastdays, written mostly by the church fathers (Ambrosius, Augustine, the Venerable Bede, Fulgentius and Leo the Great, among others), most likely produced at the Abbey of St. Gall in the 10th or early 11th century. The name of one scribe, Egilolfus, added later, can be found on page 85 of the manuscript. The front pages of...
Gregory the Great, Moralia in Hiob (Commentary on Job): commentary on Job 28-35 dating from the time of Hartmut (dean ca. 850-872). Volume 6 of a six-volume series.
St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 193 : Palimpsest-manuscript of the oldest known texts of the Old Testament books of Ezekiel, Daniel and the Minor ProphetsAurelius Augustinus, Sophronius Eusebius Hieronymus, Arelatensis Caesarius & Taurinensis Maximus
An impressive palimpsest-manuscript (with pages containing duplicate texts) of the oldest known texts of the Old Testament books of Ezekiel, Daniel and the Minor Prophets. Upper script in Retro-Romanish minuscule from the time around 800 (from Rätien or St. Gall): sermons of Caesarius of Arles (470/71-542), further homilies and sermons, tracts, prayers and lessons. Lower, sometimes difficult to read script in Roman half uncial from northern Italy: fragmentarily preserved Latin bible texts from the Old...
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.
Legendary of St. Gall: contains, among other items, the German lives of the St. Gallen Saints Gallus, Magnus, Otmar and Wiborada, illustrated with 142 vivid images.
A copy of the work De vita contemplativa by the Gallic priest Julianus Pomerius (5th c.), incorrectly ascribed to Prosper of Aquitaine, produced in the 9th century at the Abbey of St. Gall, in part by the monk Rihpertus, who included his name in a secret script.
The commentary on the Gospel of John by Alcuin of York (k. 804), possibly produced in the vicinity of Reims during the mid-ninth century.
The layperson who commissioned this book of hours is not known by name, but left definite personal traces on the book: he had a full page portrait miniature of himself painted on Fol. 11v, kneeling and accompanied by a coat of arms. The presence of such a prominent portrait of the benefactor indicates considerable ambition on the part of the book's commissioner, who was probably a member of the merchant class. In addition, the portrait...
Hagiographic manuscript collection containing the lives of numerous saints, especially the Benedictine saints, written and compiled in the Cloister of St. Gall between the 10th and 13th centuries. Among other items it contains the lives of saints Remaclus, Gangold, Willibrord (originally written by Alcuin of York), Ulrich of Augsburg (originally written by Abbot Bern of Reichenau) and Magnus (older and newer lives). Between the newer and older versions of the lives of Magnus is a...
A collection of vitae of 13 saints, among them – preserved only here – the vita of St Germanus of Moutier-Grandval in the canton of Jura, Switzerland, written by Bobolenus of Luxeuil ca. 690. A copy from the early 10th century.
A glossed psalter from the monastery ofSt. Gall, dating from the middle of the 9th century.
Chronicle of the Paradies Cloister by Heinrich Murer (1588-1638, a member of the Carthusian community at Ittingen beginning in 1614). For this work Murer used the Swiss Chronicle of Johann Stumpf and probably the "Swabian Chronicle" by Thomas Lirer, among others. It contains numerous copies of documents regarding the holdings of the Paradies Cloister.