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Sub-project: Digitization of all of the medieval manuscripts from Hermetschwil Convent

February - November 2016

Status: Completed

Financed by: swissuniversities

Description: The manuscripts of the Benedictine nuns’ Convent of Hermetschwil were digitized by e-codices in 2016, when the collection returned to the convent from its previous location in Sarnen. All 56 medieval manuscripts have now been published on e-codices. Regarding the manuscripts’ migrations, please see the newsletter on the completion of the project From Sarnen to Hermetschwil: a 170-year odyssey.

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Hermetschwil, Benediktinerinnenkloster, Cod. membr. 20 (formerly in Sarnen, Benediktinerkollegium)
Parchment · 87 ff. · 22 x 16.5 cm · Muri · 12th century
Psalterium

This psalter was written during the 12th century in the monastery of Muri. The death records in the calendar include both nuns and monks who were members of the Muri monastic community and are thus an important witness for the existence of the double monastery. (bre)

Online Since: 06/22/2010

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Hermetschwil, Benediktinerinnenkloster, Cod. membr. 29 (formerly in Sarnen, Benediktinerkollegium)
Parchment · 157 ff. · 21 x 14.5 cm · Zurich · second half of the 14th century
Breviarium OP

This Dominican-type breviary is from Zurich. It contains texts on the saints’ days and on the Commune of saints. Thomas Aquinas is especially emphasized (2r has an initial stretching over 10 lines with a pen drawing of the saint). (szu)

Online Since: 11/10/2016

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Hermetschwil, Benediktinerinnenkloster, Cod. membr. 30 (formerly in Sarnen, Benediktinerkollegium)
Parchment · 219 ff. · 15.5 x 11 cm · St. Katharinental · first half of the 14th century
Psalterium OP

This psalter comes from the Dominican nuns’s monastery St. Katharinenthal near Diessenhofen. The calendar contains several necrological entries. The book’s edge is painted. (szu)

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Hermetschwil, Benediktinerinnenkloster, Cod. membr. 33 (formerly in Sarnen, Benediktinerkollegium)
Parchment · 35 ff. · 16.5 x 12.5 cm · second half of the 15th century
Pseudo-Anselm of Canterbury

This manuscript is originally from Fraumünster Abbey in Zurich. It contains the dialogue with Mary, attributed to Anselm of Canterbury, in Alemannic dialect. (szu)

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Hermetschwil, Benediktinerinnenkloster, Cod. membr. 35 (formerly in Sarnen, Benediktinerkollegium)
Parchment · 141 ff. · 17.5 x 11.5 cm · Savoyard or western Swiss origin · around 1490
Book of hours

This book of hours of Savoyard or western Swiss origin, produced in about 1490, was originally the property of the Bern patrician Thomas Schöni and his wife Jeanne d'Arbignon. The miniatures were ascribed to the Meister of the breviary of Jost von Silenen. (bre)

Online Since: 06/22/2010

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Hermetschwil, Benediktinerinnenkloster, Cod. membr. 37 (formerly in Sarnen, Benediktinerkollegium)
Parchment · 110 ff. · 19.5 x 15 cm · Southwestern Germany · end of the 12th/first half of the 13th century
Psalterium

This psalter is the work of the Engelberg Master. Psalms 1, 51 and 101 are introduced by large initials. Especially remarkable is a knight on 41r. (szu)

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Hermetschwil, Benediktinerinnenkloster, Cod. membr. 38 (formerly in Sarnen, Benediktinerkollegium)
Parchment · 101 ff. · 14.5 x 10 cm · beginning of the 16th century
Prayer Book

This prayer book contains prayers in High Alemannic dialect. They are directed to saints, are dedicated to the deceased or contemplate the Passion of Christ. (szu)

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Hermetschwil, Benediktinerinnenkloster, Cod. membr. 40 (formerly in Sarnen, Benediktinerkollegium)
Parchment · 153 ff. · 15 x 11 cm · Southwestern Germany · 14th century
Psalterium

This psalter was originally made for Selnau Abbey in Zurich. 7r has a portrait of a benefactress. In the 17th century, it was owned by Sister Ottilia Suter of Hermetschwil. (szu)

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Hermetschwil, Benediktinerinnenkloster, Cod. membr. 41 (formerly in Sarnen, Benediktinerkollegium)
Parchment · 164 ff. · 15 x 11.5 cm · Bremgarten (?) · second half of the 15th century
Psalterium

This psalter is from Gnadental Abbey near Bremgarten (AG). A 16th century note names Herr Kopp im Engel zu Bremgarten as scribe. (szu)

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Hermetschwil, Benediktinerinnenkloster, Cod. membr. 47 (formerly in Sarnen, Benediktinerkollegium)
Parchment · 373 ff. · 15 x 10 cm · Schaffhausen (?) · 14th-15th century
Diurnale monasticum

This diurnal contains the texts for the Liturgy of the Hours of the day. It was made for the convent of the Benedictine nuns of St. Agnes in Schaffhausen. Later it was owned by Anna von Hertenstein, conventual of Hermetschwil. (szu)

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Hermetschwil, Benediktinerinnenkloster, Cod. membr. 56 (formerly in Sarnen, Benediktinerkollegium)
Parchment · 333 ff. · 13.5 x 9.5 cm · Basel, Gnadental (OFM) · second half of the 15th century / early 16th century
Diurnale OFM

This diurnal is from the Convent of the Poor Clares Gnadental in Basel. The decorations consist of a great number of faces, drolleries, animals and figures of saints. (szu)

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Hermetschwil, Benediktinerinnenkloster, Cod. membr. 57 (formerly in Sarnen, Benediktinerkollegium)
Parchment · 96 ff. · 12.5 x 9 cm · first half of the 14th century and end of the 15th / beginning of the 16th century
Diurnale OP

This volume contains prayers for the parts of the Liturgy of the Hours to be recited during the day. It also contains texts dedicated to the veneration of the saints. The book has suffered some losses (lost pages in the beginning and at the end, strips of parchment cut away in the lower margin). The volume comes from a convent of Dominican nuns, possibly from Zurich. (szu)

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Hermetschwil, Benediktinerinnenkloster, Cod. membr. 61 (formerly in Sarnen, Benediktinerkollegium)
Parchment · 332 ff. · 7.5 x 5.5 cm · 1496
Officium BMV, Obsequiale OFM

This small-format book contains parts of the Liturgy of the Hours for a Convent of the Poor Clares. It contains primarily texts for personal prayer, with a focus on the cult of the dead. The volume was given to Barbara Seiler († 1624), sister at Hermetschwil Convent, by Melchior Roth, parish priest of Erlinsbach. (szu)

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Hermetschwil, Benediktinerinnenkloster, Cod. membr. 63 (formerly in Sarnen, Benediktinerkollegium)
Parchment · 104 ff. · 8.5 x 6.5 cm · second half of the 15th century
Officium defunctorum, OFM

This small volume contains prayers in memory of the deceased in a convent of Franciscan nuns. It is decorated with initials stretching over several lines of text, consisting of plant motifs in rich colors. (szu)

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Hermetschwil, Benediktinerinnenkloster, Cod. membr. 65 (formerly in Sarnen, Benediktinerkollegium)
Parchment · 156 ff. · 11 x 8.5 cm · Basel, Gnadental (OFM) · 1515
Marian Psalter

The book was written by Sister Dorothea Schermann at the Gnadental Convent of the Poor Clares (Basel) and is dated 1 July 1515. It contains the Marian Psalter and the Marian litany in Low Alemannic. (szu)

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Hermetschwil, Benediktinerinnenkloster, Cod. membr. 68 (formerly in Sarnen, Benediktinerkollegium)
Parchment · 436 ff. · 10.5 x 7.5 cm · 14th century
Treatises on Corpus Christi

This volume, quite extensive given its small format, contains, in addition to a calendar, several treatises about the Eucharist. The text ist written mostly in Alemannic dialect. The calendar mentions several saints important to the Deutscher Orden (Teutonic Order). The manuscript has been in Hermetschwil Abbey since 1619. (szu)

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