Alexander, de Villa Dei (1170-1250)
Composite manuscript from the second half of the 14th century. The main part contains the Historia scholastica by Petrus Comestor (1r-235v), augmented with various texts about the genealogy of Christ. The manuscript contains numerous graphic representations and illuminated initials which indicate provenance from Basel. The many holes in the parchment are artfully patched with embroidery. The manuscript originated in the Cistercian Monastery Maris Stella, Wettingen.
Online Since: 12/18/2014
- Alexander, de Villa Dei (Author) | Petrus, Comestor (Author) | Petrus, Pictaviensis de Sancto Victore (Author) Found in: Standard description
This composite manuscript, property of the scholar and Carthusian monk Johannes Heynlin from Basel, consists of various handwritten and printed pieces of theological content: among them the treatise De saecularium religionibus by the Dominican and church reformer Johannes Nider, written in 1465 by a French scribe and annotated in the margin by Heynlin; or the text De miseria humanae conditionis by Gianfrancesco Poggio Bracciolini, one of the most important humanists of the Italian Renaissance. After Heynlin's death, the volume became part of the library of the Carthusian Monastery of Basel.
Online Since: 06/25/2015
- Albertanus, Brixiensis (Author) | Alexander, de Villa Dei (Author) | Heynlin, Johannes (Former possessor) | Heynlin, Johannes (Annotator) | Johannes, Chrysostomus (Author) | Louber, Jakob (Author) | Louber, Jakob (Former possessor) | Nider, Johannes (Author) | Palatius, Arnoldus de (Author) | Poggio Bracciolini, Gian Francesco (Author) Found in: Standard description
This volume contains texts that are related to late medieval, early humanistic school practice; i.e. on the one hand, works intended for school practice (grammars, word lists) and on the other hand, theoretical treatises of didactic-pedagogical content. This volume, bound at the Carthusian monastery of Basel, brings together several originally independent parts. The first part, the prose version of Alexander of Villedieu's versified grammar, is from the Carthusian monastery of Mainz and was donated to the Carthusian monastery of Basel. The last part, the grammar of Giovanni Sulpizio, here in a version printed by Johannes Amerbach, came to the monastery library as a gift from the printer.
Online Since: 06/18/2020
- Alexander, de Villa Dei (Author) Found in: Standard description
- Alexander, de Villa Dei (Author) | Amerbach, Johannes (Former possessor) | Boethius, Anicius Manlius Severinus (Author) | Caspar, vicarius in Ahrensbök prope Lubecam O.Cart (Author) | Giovanni Sulpizio, da Veroli (Author) | Heinrich Arnoldi (Librarian) | Louber, Jakob (Librarian) | Martinus, Aragonensis (Author) | Moser, Ludwig (Scribe) | Ströulin, Martin (Author) | Ströulin, Martin (Scribe) Found in: Standard description
Albertus Löffler was the most productive scribe of the Dominican Monastery of Basel. The only manuscript of rhetorical content in his hand contains the so-called Summa Iovis and works by Nikolaus de Dybin. Löffler copied them during his studies in Heidelberg in 1438 and 1439. This composite manuscript became part of the chained library of the Dominican Convent of Basel.
Online Since: 03/19/2015
The treatise on the passion Do der minnenclich got contained in this manuscript was written or commissioned in 1428 by Joan of Mörsberg; she was a member of the Gnadenthal Convent of Poor Clares near Basel and from 1430 on a penitent in the Convent of Sankt Maria Magdalena an den Steinen, also near Basel.
Online Since: 03/17/2016
This paper manuscript, heavily damaged by woodworm, contains among other items, the following treatises on grammar: the Ars minor cum commento by Donatus (1r-61r), the Regulae grammaticales cum commento by Nicolaus Kempf (69r-91r) and the second part of the Doctrinale by Alexander of Villedieu, with an additional commentary (95r-220v).
Online Since: 03/17/2016
- Alexander, de Villa Dei (Author) | Donatus, Aelius (Author) | Kempf, Nicolaus (Author) Found in: Standard description