Select manuscript from this collection: Cod. Sang. 1  Cod. Sang. 275 Cod. Sang. 277  Cod. Sang. 2135  260/855

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St. Gallen
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Cod. Sang. 276
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Composite manuscript with theological works by Alcuin of York; also contains excerpts from Augustine’s De perfectione iustitiae hominis
Parchment · 280 pp. · 17.2-18.2 x 24-24.5 cm · southern region of Germany (?) · second half and middle of the 9th century
Latin, German
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The manuscript consists of two codices bound together (p. 1-149 and 150-279). The first part dates from the second half of the 9th century, the second from the middle of the 9th century. The volume was privately owned by the St. Gall Abbot Grimald (841-872); however, it was probably written not in St. Gall, but at least in part at a scriptorium in the southern region of Germany. It contains various works by Alcuin of York (about 730-804): De fide sanctae et individuae trinitatis; De trinitate et ad Fredegisum quaestiones XXVIII; De animae ratione ad Eulaliam virginem; Dialogus de rhetorica et de virtutibus (with diagrams p. 210-217); De Dialectica (with diagram p. 270). The codex further contains excerpts (chapters 2-11) from De perfectione iustitiae hominis by the Church Father Augustine (in the codex under the titel Adnotatio interrogationum caelesti pelagiani et responsionum sancti augustini). On p. 148 there is a 13th century pen trial of the alleluia Conversus Iesus ad mariam dixit ei fides tua te salvum fecit vade in pace (with neumes); on p. 218 (11th/12th century) the antiphon Conspicit in celis mens prudens Ezechielis (with neumes) as well as the responsorium Martir sancta dei quae flagrans igne fidei (without neumes). On p. 271 there is the figure of a man with sword and shield etched with a stylus; an almost identical figure can be found in Cod. Sang. 175, p. 356 (there as a pen sketch). (sno)
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Scherrer Gustav, Verzeichniss der Handschriften der Stiftsbibliothek von St. Gallen, Halle 1875, S. 104-105.
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Bruckner Albert, Scriptoria Medii Aevi Helvetica 3, Schreibschulen der Diözese Konstanz, St. Gallen II, Genf 1938, S. 90-91.
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Janner Sara / Jurot Romain, Die handschriftliche Überlieferung der Werke des Heiligen Augustinus, Band IX/2 Schweiz, Wien 2001, S. 144.
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10.5076/e-codices-csg-0276 (
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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 276: Composite manuscript with theological works by Alcuin of York; also contains excerpts from Augustine’s De perfectione iustitiae hominis (
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9th century
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Neumes (staffless)
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