Select manuscript from this collection: Cod. Fab. II  Cod. Fab. XXX Cod. Fab. 2  Fragm. Fab. IV  12/14
Country of Location:
Country of Location
Switzerland
Location:
Location
St. Gallen
Library / Collection:
Library / Collection
Stiftsarchiv (Abtei Pfäfers)
Shelfmark:
Shelfmark
Cod. Fab. 1
Manuscript Title:
Manuscript Title
Evangelistary ("Liber viventium")
Caption:
Caption
Parchment · 91 ff. · 31 x 20.5 cm · Churrätien · first quarter of the 9th century / 9th-14th centuries
Language:
Language
Latin
Manuscript Summary:
Manuscript Summary
The Liber viventium Fabariensis is likely the most important surviving work of Rhaetish book art. This manuscript was originally designed as an Evangelistary and richly adorned with initials, frames for canonical tables and full-page illustrations of the symbols of the four evangelists. Starting in 830 the names of monks who joined the monastic community were listed in the empty canonical table frames, together with living and deceased benefactors of the abbey. In addition to its function as evangelistary, memorial and record of the monastic brotherhood, the Liber viventium was later also used to preserve the historial records and treasure catalog of Pfäfers Abbey. Because of the legal importance of the Liber viventium up to modern times, the volume is housed in the archival collection of Pfäfers Abbey. (kur)
Standard description:
Standard description
Jurot Romain (unter Mitarbeit von Rudolf Gamper), Katalog der Handschriften der Abtei Pfäfers im 
Stiftsarchiv St. Gallen, Dietikon-Zürich 2002 (Studia Fabariensia; 3), S. 81-83.
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DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
DOI (Digital Object Identifier
10.5076/e-codices-ssg-fab0001 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5076/e-codices-ssg-fab0001)
Permanent link:
Permanent link
http://e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/ssg/fab0001
IIIF Manifest URL:
IIIF Manifest URL
IIIF Drag-n-drop http://e-codices.unifr.ch/metadata/iiif/ssg-fab0001/manifest.json
How to quote:
How to quote
St. Gallen, Stiftsarchiv (Abtei Pfäfers), Cod. Fab. 1: Evangelistary ("Liber viventium") (http://e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/ssg/fab0001).
Online Since:
Online Since
06/02/2010
Rights:
Rights
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Document Type:
Document Type
Manuscript
Binding:
Binding
17th century
Century:
Century
9th century, 10th century, 11th century, 12th century, 13th century, 14th century
Decoration:
Decoration
Figurative, Full Page, Fully Painted, Initial, Ornamental
Liturgica christiana:
Liturgica christiana
Evangelistary
Illuminated:
Illuminated
Yes
Restored:
Restored
Yes
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