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Sub-project: e-codices 2017-2020

January 2017

Status: In progress

Financed by: swissuniversities

Description: Continued support from the swissuniversities program « Scientific Information » will ensure the sustainability of e-codices and its transformation from a project to an established service. In addition, it will ensure the continued improvement of technical infrastructure. Such ongoing development is necessary in order to contribute to essential technical developments in the area of interoperability in the coming years. Finally, more sub-projects will be initiated in order to publish online by 2020 most of those Swiss manuscripts that, from a current point of view, are relevant to research.

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A VII 30
Parchment and paper · 240 ff. · 21 x 14.5 cm · Basel · 2nd half of the 15th century
Composite manuscript (Henricus Arnoldi)

This composite manuscript from the Carthusian monastery of Basel contains — partly handwritten and partly printed — primarily texts of devotional and spiritual content. Author (and for the first part of the manuscript also the scribe) for the most part is Heinrich Arnoldi, Prior of the Carthusian monastery from 1449-1480. (flr)

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A VIII 36
Paper · 235 ff. · 21 x 14.5 cm · 1st half of the 15th century
Iordanus de Quedlinburgo, Sermones de sanctis

This composite manuscript in German is from the Convent of Dominican nuns of St. Maria Magdalena “an den Steinen” in Basel, which was reformed in 1423; most of the manuscript was probably written there as well. In addition to two sermons, a treatise and a miracle of Mary, the manuscript mainly contains legends: Elizabeth of Hungary, Jerome, Francis, Vincent, Ignatius, Julian and Basilissa, Paul of Thebes and Anthony. (stu)

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A VIII 37
Paper · 132 ff. · 21 x 14.5 cm · 15th century
Devotionalia

15th century devotional volume, mostly written by the Carthusian Johannes Gipsmüller and owned by the Carthusian monastery of Basel. On the verso side of a parchment leaf, inserted as f. 57 into the paper manuscript, there is a full-page image of Christ on the cross with Mary and John. A peculiarity is a collection of Bible passages in Latin and sayings in German by Petrus Wolfer, which are said to have been written on a wall of the Carthusian monastery, surrounding a crucifixion. (flr)

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A VIII 51
Paper · 167 ff. · 14.5 x 10.5 cm · 2nd half of the 15th century
Margret Zschampi’s Book of Devotion and Prayer

This late medieval book of devotion and prayer is named for its first owner, Margret Zschampi, Dominican at Klingental Convent in Basel. It is a typical manuscript for edification, in German, as they were customarily used and written at the end of the Middle Ages for private devotion, especially in women’s convents and in lay communities. Margret Zschampi donated the manuscript to the Carthusian monastery of Basel, where it became part of the library for lay brothers. As part of this Carthusian library, the devotional book reached the university library of Basel in 1590. This is the only completely preserved known manuscript from the Dominican Convent of Klingental.  (stu)

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A X 72
Paper · 277 ff. · 21-21.5 x 14.5 cm · Cologne · 1488
Petrus Siber, Lectura super Petri Lombardi libros 1 et 2 sententiarum

Lecture by Peter Siber about the first two Books of Sentences by Peter Lombard, whose systematic presentation of the whole of theology by means of carefully chosen quotations from Church Fathers and Doctors of the Church has often been commentated. The volume was copied in 1488 by the Dominican Wernher von Selden from Basel during his studies in Cologne. (flr)

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A XI 36
Paper · 154 ff. · 29 x 21 cm · 1429-1431
Robertus Holcoth OP, Quaestiones super quattuor libros sententiarum

Commentary on the Sentences by the Dominican theologian Robertus Holcot (ca. 1290-1349), who critically discusses the theological problems raised by Lombard. Robertus Holcot gave lectures on biblical theory at Oxford and was held in high esteem by his contemporaries. This volume, originally a catenatus from the Dominican monastery in Basel, was created between 1429 and 1431. (flr)

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, AN I 8
Parchment and paper · 385 ff. · ca. 38 x 27 cm · 13th century
Elias Cretensis, Commentarius in S. Gregorii Nazianzeni orationes

Famous for the two portraits of Gregory of Nazianzus and Elias of Crete, as well as for a unique cycle of illustrations in honor of Gregory (of which 5 have been lost), this codex is also noteworthy for its content (19 commentaries by Elias of Crete, still unpublished in Greek) and for the story of its creation. The commentaries were copied around the end of the 12th or the beginning of the 13th century, a project that did not provide for miniatures on the frontispiece. These were added a short time later, together with a prologue. The codex still retains the binding that was created in Constantinople between 1435 and 1437 during a restoration for its new owner, the Dominican John of Ragusa, who brought the codex to Basel in 1437. (and)

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, C I 1
Parchment · 343 ff. · 44 x 27 cm · Bologna · 2nd half of the 13th century
Digestum vetus cum glossa

This legal manuscript was owned by the Basel jurist Arnold Zum Luft (1453-1517). The manuscript was produced in Bologna in the second half of the 13th century and contains the Digestum vetus, the first part of the tradition regarding existing laws, dating from late antiquity, together with the explanatory glosses compiled by Franciscus Accursius. In addition to Arabic and Roman numerals, the manuscript also presents a vigesimal numeral system. (flr)

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, C I 2
Parchment · 300 ff. · 44-44.5 x 27.5 cm · Bologna · 2nd half of the 14th century
Digestum novum cum glossa

Like C I 1, this 14th century legal manuscript was produced in Bologna and was owned by Arnold Zum Luft (1453-1517). It contains the Digestum novum with Accursius’ glosses, i.e., the fourth and last part of the corpus of the Digest of ancient Roman legal literature. The manuscript is richly decorated with title miniatures and figure initials. (flr)

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, C I 21
Paper · 355 ff. · 40-41 x 28.5-29 cm · 1439
Dominicus de S. Geminiano, Lectura super VI, pars 1

Canonistic manuscript with Dominicus de Sancto Geminiano’s Lectura super librum sextum Decretalium. This volume was written in 1439 by Johannes Berwenstein for Peter Zum Luft, who was teaching at the university of the Council of Basel and who later left his extensive book collection to his nephew Arnold Zum Luft. (flr)

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, C II 1
Paper · 309 ff. · 41 x 28.5 cm · 2nd quarter of the 15th century
Iohannes de Imola, Lectura super Clementinas

This manuscript from the second quarter of the 15th century contains the Lectura super Clementinas by Johannes de Imola; it is from the extensive library of the Basel jurist Arnold Zum Luft (1453-1517). This volume, originally a catenatus, contains initials by the same hand as in C I 21.   (flr)

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Bern, Burgerbibliothek, Cod. AA 91
Paper · 181 ff. · 31 x 21.5 cm · 1467
Wolfram von Eschenbach: Parzival, German

The so-called "Berner Parzival" is the last dated manuscript of Wolfram von Eschenbach’s epic poem about the Holy Grail, created between 1200 and 1210; moreover, this textual witness is adorned with illustrations. Presumably the Bernese merchant Jörg Friburger commissioned the manuscript in 1467 from the scribe Johann Stemhein of Konstanz, who edited and stylistically modernized the text of his model to match the tastes of a late medieval urban public. In addition, he gave directions for illustrations, which were later executed by a painter who created 28 colored pen and ink drawings. The further history of this manuscript,which today consists of 180 leaves, is unknown; it must, however, have reached the Bernese municipal library in the early years of the 19th century, where it is attested at least since 1816. (mit)

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Frauenfeld, Kantonsbibliothek Thurgau, Y 96
Paper · 22 ff. · 32.5 x 21.5 cm · between 1614 and 1638
Chronicle of Hauterive Abbey

In contrast to other chronicles by Heinrich Murer (1588-1638, from 1614 on a Conventual at the Carthusian Monastery of Ittingen), this entirely chronicle of Hauterive Abbey (FR) is not by Murer’s hand, but was probably only commissioned by the monk from Ittingen to be created at Hauterive Abbey. Regarding the content, the manuscript consists of two parts: the history of the monastery and a list of ecclesial events. The former begins with Abbot Girard (1138-1157) and ends with Abbot Petrus (end of the 16th century); the latter pertains to the years between 1500 and 1510. (sol)

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Frauenfeld, Kantonsbibliothek Thurgau, Y 97
Paper · 7 ff. · 30.5 x 20 cm · Ittingen, Carthusian Monastery · between 1614 and 1638
Chronicle of the Dominican Monastery of Basel and of the Convent of Maria Magdalena OP in Basel

Chronicle of the Dominican Monastery of Basel and of the Convent of Maria Magdalena OP in Basel by Heinrich Murer (1588-1638, from 1614 on a Conventual at the Carthusian Monastery of Ittingen). The manuscript is divided into the chronicle of the Dominican Monastery and the chronicle of the Convent in Basel. In the first part, Murer describes the building of the Dominican Monastery in 1233 and the development of the diocese of Basel from the 13th to the 15th century. In the second part, Murer turns to the establishment of the convent in the 11th century and its reconstruction in 1253, as well as other ecclesial events until 1465. (sol)

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Frauenfeld, Kantonsbibliothek Thurgau, Y 98
Paper · 42 ff. · 31.5 x 21 cm · Ittingen, Carthusian Monastery · between 1614 and 1638
Chronicle of the diocese of Chur

Chronicle of the diocese of Chur by Heinrich Murer (1588-1638, from 1614 on a Conventual at the Carthusian Monastery of Ittingen). Murer describes the establishment of the diocese of Chur and names Asinio (451) as its first bishop, followed by 75 more bishops until John IV (1418-1440). Four modern copies of deeds of donation from Emperor Otto I and King Louis the German, as well as annalistic notes, are appended to the chronicle. (sol)

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Frauenfeld, Kantonsbibliothek Thurgau, Y 99
Paper · 53 + 1 ff. · 32.5 x 20.5 cm · Ittingen, Carthusian Monastery · between 1629 and 1638
Chronicle of Einsiedeln Abbey

Chronicle of Einsiedeln Abbey by Heinrich Murer (1588-1638, from 1614 on a Conventual at the Carthusian Monastery of Ittingen). The description of the abbots from Eberhard (934-958) to Plazidus (1629-1670) is preceded by a pen and ink drawing of the patron saints of the church and a fold-out map of the monastery complex. The chronicle contains copies, written by Murer, of deeds of donation and confirmation that relate to Einsiedeln Abbey. (sol)

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Frauenfeld, Kantonsbibliothek Thurgau, Y 100
Paper · 7 ff. · 30.5 x 20 cm · Ittingen, Carthusian Monastery · between 1614 and 1638
Chronicle of the Priory of Embrach

Chronicle of the Priory of Embrach by Heinrich Murer (1588-1638, from 1614 on a Conventual at the Carthusian Monastery of Ittingen). In this chronicle, which is incomplete with respect to decoration as well as content, Murer describes a few individual abbots and important events in the history of the monastery. (sol)

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Frauenfeld, Kantonsbibliothek Thurgau, Y 101
Paper · 22 ff. · 32.3 x 20.2 cm · Ittingen, Carthusian Monastery · between 1631 and 1638
Chronicle of Engelberg Abbey and of the Convent of St. Andreas

Chronicle of Engelberg Abbey and of the Convent of St. Andreas by Heinrich Murer (1588-1638, from 1614 on a Conventual at the Carthusian Monastery of Ittingen). The chronicle begins with a description of the geographic location and the foundation of the monastery (1119). This is followed by the history of Engelberg Abbey from Abbot Adelhelm (1124/26-1131) until Abbot Plazidus Knüttel (1630-1658). In a shorter second part, Murer describes the foundation (1199) and history of the Convent of St. Andreas from 1254-1455. (sol)

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Frauenfeld, Kantonsbibliothek Thurgau, Y 107
Paper · 126 ff. · 31 x 20.5 cm · Ittingen, Carthusian Monastery · between 1614 and 1638
Chronicle of Konstanz Cathedral, of the collegiate churches of the diocese, of the city of Konstanz and of Reichenau

Chronicle of Konstanz Cathedral, of the collegiate churches of the diocese, of the city of Kon-stanz and of Reichenau by Heinrich Murer (1588-1638, from 1614 on a Conventual at the Car-thusian Monastery of Ittingen). While in Y 106 Murer only addressed the history of the diocese of Konstanz, in this manuscript he goes into more detail about Konstanz and its surroundings. His sources were writings by other clerics, such as the Chronicle of Konstanz by Jakob Rassler (1568-1617). (sol)

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Frauenfeld, Kantonsbibliothek Thurgau, Y 114
Paper · 6 ff. · 30.5 x 20 cm · Ittingen, Carthusian Monastery · between 1614 and 1638
Chronicle of Selnau Abbey

Chronicle of Selnau Abbey by Heinrich Murer (1588-1638, from 1614 on a Conventual at the Carthusian Monastery of Ittingen). This incomplete manuscript would have treated the Cistercian monasteries of Switzerland in a first part and, in a second more detailed part, the convent of nuns at Selnau. The manuscript remained fragmentary. (sol)

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