A copy for practical use transmitting numerous anonymous commentaries on the Isagoge of Porphyrius († after 300) as well as various philosophical works by Aristotle and Boethius, almost certainly written during the 12th century.
St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 390 : Antiphonarium officii (Antiphonary for liturgy of the hours)Hartker & Hartker
Winter volume of the so-called Hartker Antiphonary: Chants for the liturgy of the hours of the St. St. Gall monks, written and provided with finest neumes by the St. St. Gall monk Hartker. A masterpiece of script, neumes and illuminated initials. The most important choral manuscript, with four colored pen drawings of outstanding quality.
This copy of the Prognosticum futuri saeculi by Julian of Toledo is significant to textual history, as it is one of the first comprehensive and systematically constructed eschatologies in Christian literature. It was produced in the Abbey of St. Gall during the last third of the 9th century. Includes glosses, among them some by the hand of Ehhekart IV., and at the end of the manuscript a short note about the works of the St....
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 recordsVenerabilis 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...
St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 168 : Augustini sermones . Ratperti cantilena de S. Gallo Ekkehardo interprete . Ekkehart, Ad picturas in claustroSangallensis 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...
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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...
Cassiodorus, Expositio psalmorum 101-150 (commentary on Psalms 101 to 150).
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. 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.
Winter part (from the first Sunday in Advent to Holy Saturday) of a Breviary written in the monastery of St. Gall between 1034 and 1047 (with readings and chants for the liturgy of the divine office), with addenda until the 14th century. Prefaced by a Calendar and computational tables. The corresponding summer part of the Breviary can be found in Cod. Sang. 387. One of the oldest extant Breviaries from St. Gallen.
St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 70 : Pauline Epistles with prologue to the Epistle to the RomansSangallensis Winitharius, Sophronius Eusebius Hieronymus, Apostolus Paulus & Venerabilis Beda
Winithar's copy of the Pauline Epistles – Winithar's address to his fellow monks.
St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 125 : In evangelia . Excerpts from Homilies . Excerpts from Isidor, Cassiodor, Prosper et al.Hispalensis Isidorus, De Aquitania Prosper, Sophronius Eusebius Hieronymus, Papa Gregorius I, Flavius Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus, Claudius Gordianus Fulgentius, Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius & Carthaginiensis Ferrandus
A collection of works dating from the time of Abbot Waldo (782-784) containing writings of the church fathers.
St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 907 : Composite manuscript: Etymological dictionary, Ages of the world, Grammary, Excerpts from the Bible (Cath Apc 1,1-7,2)Sangallensis Winitharius
Manuscript compilation for the monastery school of St. Gall, written by the monk Winithar.
The Gundis Gospel-Book, one of the most splendid liturgical manuscripts of the monastery of St. Gall, containing a monumental "Maria" monogram.
Gregory the Great, 22 homilies on the Old Testament Book of Ezekiel. Copy dating from the time of Hartmut (dean ca. 850-872).
A copy of Augustine's work De genesi contra manichaeos, written in Carolingian minuscule during the first third of the 9th century at the Abbey of St. Gall. The numerous glosses in Latin were added during the 11th century; frequent supposition of their attribution to St. St. Gall monk Ekkehart IV. appears questionable. At the end of the text is an apology by an inexperienced scribe. Original Carolingian binding.
St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 111 : Copy of Jerome's commentary on chapters 14-18 of the Book of IsaiahSophronius Eusebius Hieronymus
A copy of the commentaries of the church father Jerome († 420) on chapters 14 through 18 of the Old Testament Book of Isaiah, written at the Abbey of St. Gall in the 9th century. On the first and last pages are pen tests from the 11th through 15th centuries, including three Old High German proverbs from the compendium of dialectic De partibus logicae by St. St. Gall monk and teacher Notker the German, a...
St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 193 : Palimpsest-manuscript of the oldest known texts of the Old Testament books of Ezekiel, Daniel and the Minor ProphetsSophronius Eusebius Hieronymus, Taurinensis Maximus, Aurelius Augustinus & Arelatensis Caesarius
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...