Schondoch (ca. 2. H. 14. Jh./Anfang 15. Jh.)
This manuscript from the lay library of (the Carthusian Monastery of) Basel transmits two texts from the Teutonic Order: the legend in rhyme “Martina” by Hugo von Langenstein, as well as the “Littauer” by Schondoch. The “Martina” survives only in this manuscript and is considered the oldest sacred poetry of the Teutonic Order. As a third text, the codex contains the “Mainauer Naturlehre.”
Online Since: 12/14/2017
- Heinrich Arnoldi (Librarian) | Huber, Daniel (Librarian) | Hugo, von Langenstein (Author) | Konrad von St. Gallen (Scribe) | Lassberg, Joseph von (Librarian) | Moser, Urban (Librarian) | Schondoch (Author) Found in: Standard description
This small cardboard volume from the Remigius Faesch Museum combines two fragments of German poetry. The first poem, the Sibyllen Weissagung, dates from the middle of the 14th century and was widely read until the 16th century. It is about the prophetess Sibyl, who visited King Solomon and prophesied the whole future to him until the end of days. The second text, Schondoch's Königin von Frankreich, is about the faithful love of his eponymous heroine, who is accused of adultery by a rejected court marshal and is cast out. It belongs to the genus "Märe" (fable) and is extremely widespread with 21 preserved manuscripts.
Online Since: 06/18/2020
- Schondoch (Author) | Sieber, Ludwig (Librarian) Found in: Standard description