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Cod. 138
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Sancti Augustini liber retractationum et de poenitentia
Parchment · 110 ff. · 16 x 11.8 cm · Engelberg · 1143-1178
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This codex contains Augustine's Retractationes (1r-73r), introduced by a richly decorated initial that extends for the whole length of the page. At the beginning of the Liber de poenitentia, on 73r, there is a smaller, but just as artistic initial with an eagle motif. The text of both works probably comes from the same hand, and is accompanied throughout by numerous rubricated lines and simpler dedicated initials. The only owner's inscription on 110v comes from a later time, but the overall design is characteristic of the volumes of the Engelberg library produced under Abbot Frowin (1143-1178). (grd)
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P. Benedictus Gottwald, Catalogus codicum manu scriptorum qui asservantur in Bibliotheca Monasterii O.S.B. Engelbergensis in Helvetia, Freiburg im Breisgau 1891, p. 141.
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Bruckner Albert, Scriptoria Medii Aevi Helvetica 8, Schreibschulen der Diözese Konstanz, Stift Engelberg, Genf 1950, S. 128.
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Janner Sara / Jurot Romain, Die handschriftliche Überlieferung der Werke des Heiligen Augustinus, Band IX/2 Schweiz, Wien 2001, S. 104.
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10.5076/e-codices-bke-0138 (
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