Lieber, Placidus (1701-1765)
This codex contains Konrad of Würzburg's Trojan War, a tremendous unfinished late work by the German lyric and epic poet, who died in 1287 before completing the work. The author recounts the story of the Trojan War in verse in an expansive construction of historiographic narration, forward and backward references, and encyclopedic digressions. Defective in the beginning and later supplemented with an inserted leaf, the work extends from p. 4 to p. 893. This is followed on pp. 895-897 by a fragment of an anonymous prose retelling of Conrad's Trojan War. The text of Conrad's Trojan War is written by a scribe, who probably is identical to the rubricator responsible for the red Lombard initials, the black Gothic initials and the decorated majuscules at the beginnings of the columns, and who put the date 1471 on p. 893. The prose fragment is from a later hand. The manuscript's place of origin is not known. The codex was found in 1739 at the Haldenburg, a St. Gall fief in the Allgäu, and then became part of the Abbey Library, as indicated by a note on p. 894.
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- Arx, Ildefons von (Librarian) | Hagen, Friedrich Heinrich von der (Annotator) | Konrad, von Würzburg (Author) | Lieber, Placidus (Annotator) | Pater Pius Kolb (Librarian) Found in: Standard description
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- Arx, Ildefons von (Librarian) | Hagen, Friedrich Heinrich von der (Annotator) | Konrad, von Würzburg (Author) | Lieber, Placidus (Annotator) | Pater Pius Kolb (Librarian) Found in: Additional description