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Fribourg/Freiburg, Bibliothèque cantonale et universitaire/Kantons- und Universitätsbibliothek, Ms. L 4 : Evangelia et collectae cartusianorum

The liturgical content of this manuscript corresponds to that in use among the Carthusians. The church consecration festival listed in the Proprium de Sanctis between the feast days on the 4th and the 23rd of April probably refers to the 18th of April, when this holiday was celebrated at La Lance. This observation suggests that the manuscript was created in the Carthusian Monastery La Lance (Canton of Vaud). Several ex-libris can be dated around 1500...

Solothurn, Staatsarchiv, R 1.1.10 : Boethius, De institutione musica (Liber IV, cap. 18, Liber V, Capitula, cap. 2), fragment

Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius
Lower half of a bifolium in Carolingian minuscule, containing a fragment of De institutione musica by Boethius (Liber VI, chap. 18 and Liber V, Capitula and chap. 2). The upper half of the left part is fragment R 1.1.9 from the state archives of Solothurn. This fragment is part of the same manuscript as the fragments R 1.5.7, R 1.5.8 and R 1.1.11 from those same archives. It was probably used as binding for a...

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 145 : Hieronymus, Commentarii in Matthaeum. De persecutione Christianorum (Ps.-Augustinus, Sermo LX ad fratres in eremo).

Aurelius Augustinus & Sophronius Eusebius Hieronymus
A copy of the exegesis of the Gospel of Matthew by the church father Jerome († 420) and his tract De persecutione Christianorum (On the Persecution of Christians), sometimes falsely attributed to Augustine as Sermon 60 of the Sermones ad fratres in eremo. The codex was made during the first quarter of the 9th century, probably not at the Abbey of St. Gall.

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 1718a : The Hierogazophylacium Monasterii Sancti Galli – catalog of the church treasury of the Gallusmünster (Church of St. Gall) from the year 1693

Gregor Schnyder
Volume 1 so-called Sacrarium Sancti Galli in six volumes (which could not be found at the time of Gustav Scherrer’s cataloguing of manuscripts before 1875). Volumes 2 to 6 of the Sacrarium have the shelfmarks Cod. Sang. 1719−1723. This volume lists the cult objects such as chalices, statues, monstrances, candle holders, small altars, patens, censers, reliquaries, etc. that made up the church treasure of the Monastery of St. Gall in the year 1693. This overview,...

Zürich, Schweizerisches Nationalmuseum, SH 228 : The Housebook of the Lords of Hallwil

Burkhard Von Hallwyl
The Housebook of the Lords of Hallwil, also known as Turnierbuch, is a combination of family chronicle, tournament book and book of heraldry. This paper manuscript from the second half of the 16th century probably replaces an older copy. On the inside of the cover are found the large coats of arms of Burkhart von Hallwil and his two wives Judith von Anwil and Margaretha von Löwenberg. Pp. 4-10 contain a late version of the...

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 1141 : Liturgical manuscript with Latin and German texts from the Cistercian Nuns’ Cloister Günterstal near Freiburg im Breisgau

Liturgical manuscript from the Cistercian Nuns’ Cloister Günterstal near Freiburg im Breisgau, written by various hands, partly in Latin and partly in German. The manuscript is damaged at the end. It was purchased in the year 1782 by the St. Gall monk Gall Metzler (1743-1820), parish priest in Ebringen near Freiburg, which was owned by St. Gall. The manuscript contains, among other texts, readings on the martyrology and on the Rule of Saint Benedict for...

Zürich, Braginsky Collection, K68 : Ketubah (כתובה), Livorno, 14 Nisan 5508 (12 April 1748)

The bridal couple mentioned in this marriage contract, Dona Sarah, daughter of Jacob Guttieres Pegna (Peña) and David, son of the late Benjamin Racah (or Raccah), both are members of wealthy families of the Sephardic community of Livorno. As is customary, the ketubah lists the dowry and increment: It consists of a house on the Piazza delle Erbe with a value of 907 piesas, 6 solidos and 10 dinaros da ocho reali di Spagna, plus...

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 840 : Commentary on Aristotle’s Metaphysics by Nicholas Theoderici of Amsterdam

Mag. Jacob & De Amsterdam Nicolaus
Copy of the commentary on the first twelve books of Artistotle’s Metaphyiscs by the philosopher Nicholas Theoderici of Amsterdam († before 1456 in Greifswald), completed on 21 May 1459 (fol. 203v). Following the text, there is a table of contents on fol. 204r−205r. According to the note of ownership on fol. 209v (Liber monasterii sancti Galli), this volume probably was part of the Abbey Library of St. Gall around 1500. Prior to that the volume...

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 839 : Nicolas Oresme, Commentary on Aristotle

Oresmius Nicolaus
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.

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 1919 : German sermons (“Engelberger Predigten“, Johannes Tauler); religious education; religious writings

Meister Eckhart, Johannes Tauler, Prediger Engelberger, De Lyra Nicolaus & Von Lindau Marquard
A collection of religious writings from the Dominican cloister of St. Katherina in St. Gall, written in the second half of the 15th century by the hand of an experienced woman scribe. The volume transmits a great number of sermon texts in versions important to textual history. It contains, among other things, seven so-called Engelberger Predigten, the oldest copy of Version B of the work De Nabuchodonosor by Marquard of Lindau († 1392), ten sermons...

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 266 : Beda Venerabilis: De tabernaculo, De templo, Quaestiones in libros regum

Venerabilis Beda
A copy of the exegetical works De tabernaculo and De templo as well as Quaestiones in libros regum by the Venerable Bede (d. 735), produced in the Abbey of St. Gall during the second half of the 9th century.

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 1262 : Monastery of St. Gall, P. Johannes Strang

This manuscript was written in 1583 during the abbacy of Prince-Abbot Joachim Opser (1577-1594) by the Cantor Johannes Strang who died young († 1588; profession 1580), based on notes by Father Heinrich Keller. Mostly in Latin but often also in German, the manuscript describes the worship practices of the Monastery of St. Gall in the course of the year from January 1 to December 31. This Directorium cultus divini is one of the most important...

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 913 : Vocabularius S. Galli

Hispalensis Isidorus & Sophronius Eusebius Hieronymus
The Vocabularius sancti Galli – an Old High German glossary written by a missionary 150 years after the death of St Gallus. A manuscript compilation in small format written around 790 in Germany as a kind of diary by a scribe educated in the Anglo-Saxon tradition containing texts treating missionary, theological and educational questions. The glossary, which comes at the end of the manuscript, is arranged thematically rather than alphabetically.

Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, AR I 3 : Georg Carpentarius: Registrum pro nove bibliotheca cartusiae Basiliensis

Nicolaus Molitor, Georgius Carpentarii & Georgius Carpentarii
Around 1520, Georg Carpentarius, the librarian of the Carthusian Monastery of Basel at the time, compiled a shelf list for the library. This catalog consists of two volumes, one each for the two library rooms of the Bibliotheca antiqua (AR I 2) and the Bibliotheca nova (AR I 3). The catalog for the Bibliotheca nova was designed for expansion and contains blank pages after each letter of the alphabet, where more shelfmarks could be added.

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 612 : Copies of the Casus sancti Galli by Ratpert, by Ekkehart IV., by anonymous continuators, and by Conradus de Fabaria

Aegidius Tschudi, Eccardus IV, Sangallensis, Franz Eduard Buchegger, Sangallensis Ratpertus, De Fabaria Conradus, Anonymus, Aegidius Tschudi, Pater Pius Kolb & Ildefons Von Arx
This manuscript, written in the 15th century by a "sehr routinierten und stilsicheren Schreiber" (Scarpatetti, S. 194; "a very practiced and stylistically confident copyist"), contains the first four parts of the great St. Gall historical work Casus sancti Galli: the history of the monastery by the Monk Ratpert (pp. 3-39), the Casus sancti Galli by the Monk Ekkehart IV (pp. 40-257), the Casus sancti Galli by the anonymous continuators for the years 975 to 1203...

Zürich, Schweizerisches Nationalmuseum, LM 24097 : Letter of Protection

This parchment contains a rare example of a letter of protection. The numerous folds indicate that the sheet was folded into a very small format in order to be easily carried. The letter promises protection against enemies, assistance from friends and gratification of desires. Red crosses and initials structure the Latin and German text, which contains a mixture of Christian and magical content made up of complete sentences and single letters. This letter of protection...

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 768 : Planctus beati Galli; commentary on Boethius, Opuscula sacra; Boethius, Opuscula sacra; Ps.-Beda, De septem miraculis mundi

Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius, Ildefons Von Arx, Venerabilis Beda, Altissiodorensis Remigius & Scotus Eriugena Johannes
This codex contains the Opuscula sacra by Boethius on pp. 59–111, that is I. De trinitate (pp. 59–70), II. De divinitate (Utrum pater et filius et spiritus sanctus; pp. 70–72), III. De hebdomadibus (Quomodo substantiae; pp. 72–77), IV. De fide catholica (pp. 77–84), V. Contra Eutychen et Nestorium (pp. 84–111), partly with glosses. Possibly parts were added in the 11th/12th century. Before that, on pp. 7–58, is a commentary on the Opuscula sacra I–III and...

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 674 : Burchardus Wormatiensis: Decretum

Wormaciensis Burchardus, Pater Pius Kolb & Ildefons Von Arx
An 11th century manuscript, possibly written in Mainz, containing the Decretum by Burchard of Worms († 1025).

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 356 : Missale

Ulrich VIII., Sankt Gallen, Abt
Pontifical missal of St. Gall Abbot Ulrich Rösch (1463-1491). The manuscript consists of two parts: the first part (p. 5-102) was written by the Wiblingen conventual Simon Rösch, the second part (p. 103-236) was perhaps not added until after the death of Abbot Ulrich Rösch. Only the prefaces (p. 83-102) have melodies in German plainsong notation ("Hufnagelnotation") on 5 lines. There is also the abbot’s coat of arms (p. 5) and an image of the...

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 599 : Life of Jesus in German

Franz Eduard Buchegger
German version of the life of Jesus according to the four gospels, in an Alemannic recension. With colorful initials and 21 filled initials, drawn in pen and usually colored. The scribe and probably also first owner, Rudolf Wirt, gives his name at the end of the text on p. 463 as well as the date of the completion of the manuscript on January 9, 1467. The volume originated in one of the women’s cloisters of...

Zürich, Schweizerisches Nationalmuseum, LM 55087 : Fragment with Christ before Pilate from the Gradual of St. Katharinenthal (Thurgau)

Fragment with a depiction of Christ before Pilate, from an I-Initial. This initial consisted of several medallions and decorated page f. 87a of the gradual of St. Katharinenthal. In the 19th century, this leaf was removed from the gradual, and the medallions were sold separately. Of the 9 or 10 medallions that originally made up the body of the letter I, there are known today, in addition to this one, medallions with the following scenes:...

Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A VII 21 : Statutes of the lay brothers of the Carthusian order

Georgius Carpentarii
Around 1510, Georg Carpentarius, Carthusian of Basel, translated the statutes of his order’s lay brothers from Latin into German. At the Carthusian Monastery of Basel, the text was considered an autograph by the translator. It was held in the library of the lay brothers.

Wil, Dominikanerinnenkloster St. Katharina, M 46 : Composite manuscript

The first half of this manuscript contains two sermons on charity translated from Latin. They were copied in 1589 by a scribe who signed as F. C. A. (f. 7v). The rest of the manuscript is the work of two different scribes who were active in the second half of the 15th century; this part contains a sermon for members of religious orders (ff. 8r-30r) and a treatise about sin and repentance (ff. 31r-49r). A...

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 1014 : Collection of theological-mystical treatises and sermons in the spirit of the Dominican mystic and preacher Johannes Tauler

Johannes Tauler, Eberhard Mardach, Claraevallensis Bernardus, Thomas Peuntner & Von Lindau Marquard
Around 1500, this composite manuscript of theological-mystical content, which may have originated in Northern Bavaria and have been completed in the area of Lake Constance, was the property of the spiritual community of Franciscan sisters at the lower hermitage (Untere Klause) of St. Leonhard, west of the city of St. Gall, which was dissolved in the wake of the Reformation. This volume contains more than thirty mostly anonymous sermons, treatises and excerpts of treatises of...

Fribourg/Freiburg, Archives de l'État de Fribourg/Staatsarchiv Freiburg, Archives du Chapitre St. Nicolas/Kapitelsarchiv St. Niklaus, CSN III.3.2 : Antiphonarium Lausannense. De Tempore, pars hiemalis

This antiphonary with musical notation, whose text corresponds to the Lausanne Ordinary, contains the winter portion of the Proprium de tempore. The parchment codex was written between 1511 and 1517 in the workshop of Master Ruprecht (Fabri) in Fribourg. The book decorations are by Jakob Frank of the Augustinian monastery ofFribourg. The binding, from about 1528-1559, is from the workshop of the Franciscans in Fribourg.

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