Rudolf, von Ems (1200-1254)
This 14th century manuscript produced in southern Germany contains 68 poems in rhyming couplets by the Stricker, followed by the parable "Barlaam and Josaphat" by Rudolf von Ems.
Online Since: 12/20/2007
This fragment contains two passages from Barlaam und Josaphat by Rudolph von Ems. This double leaf was removed from the front cover of the account record of All Saints'Abbey with income for 1545-46 (Allerheiligen AA 1/1545-1546). Rudolf von Ems used a Latin model as the basis for his romance Barlaam und Josaphat, which consisted of 16,244 verses. Composed in about 1225 for a courtly audience, the work enjoyed great popularity during the late Middle Ages.
Online Since: 03/31/2011
This Rudolf von Ems manucript originated in the same area of Zurich that produced the Manessische Liederhanschrift (Manesse Song Script). It represents one of the most accomplished examples of south German book decoration from the time around 1300, with excellent miniatures illustrating the Chronicle of the World by Rudolf von Ems and the Stricker's epic poem about Charlemagne and his military campaign in Spain.
Online Since: 05/20/2009
- Goldast, Melchior (Scribe) | Konrad von St. Gallen (Scribe) | Rudolf, von Ems (Author) | Schobinger, Bartholome (Former possessor) | Stricker, Der (Author) Found in: Standard description
This richly illustrated manuscript of Rudolf von Ems' Chronicle of the world was written in the 1340s, probably in Zurich (in the same writing workshop as the 1346 book of statutes of the Zurich Grossmünster). Its iconographic program is closely related to that of the Chronicle of the World currently held in St. Gall (Vadian Collection Ms. 302). Ms. Rh. 15 came to Zurich in 1863 from the library of the dissolved Rheinau Abbey.
Online Since: 03/29/2019