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St. Gallen
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Cod. Sang. 965
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15th century composite manuscript containing ascetic-mystical texts
Paper · 484 pp. · 21.2 x 14.7 cm · community of the sisters of St. Georgen above St. Gall; Friedrich Kölner (or Colner); other (three?) scribes · 1430/36 (parts by Kölner); 15th century (other parts)
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This composite manuscript in Northeastern Swiss-Alemannic dialect was probably written for the community of the sisters of St. Georgen above St. Gall; it contains numerous shorter and longer texts by known and unknown authors, among them: pp. 1106: Thomas à Kempis, 3rd book of the Imitatio Christi; pp. 106123: Bonaventure, excerpts from the work De triplici via; pp. 124126: preacher of St. Georgen, sermon Geistliche Blume; pp. 126134: Meister Eckhart (attributed), treatise Von der Vollkommenheit; pp. 135166: Johannes Tauler, sermon on Mt 13,8 and other sermon excerpts; pp. 167181: two anonymous sermons Vom Leiden und Meiden; pp. 184259: treatise from the “Schwester Katrei"; pp. 259268 anonymous didactic dialog with Timothy’s questions to Paul; pp. 271372: Johannes of Neumarkt, excerpts from the 3rd so-called Jerome letter; pp. 377407: Marquard of Lindau, Job-treatise; pp. 409434 and pp. 472481 (wrongly bound together by a bookbinder): Das Buch des Lebens by an anonymous author; pp. 435442: excerpts from Meister Wichwolt (Cronica Alexandri des grossen Königs); pp. 446448: Ps.-Bertold of Regensburg, Bertold’s ten lessons for a spiritual sister. About half of the texts were written by the Reformist monk Friedrich Kölner from Hersfeld, who was active at St. Gall Abbey from 1430 until 1436; the other parts were written in the 15th century by three other hands. (smu)
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Beschreibung von Eva Irblich, 1969.
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Scherrer Gustav, Verzeichniss der Handschriften der Stiftsbibliothek von St. Gallen, Halle 1875, S. 360-361.
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10.5076/e-codices-csg-0965 (
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15th century
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