Kress, Thomas (ca. 1496-1564)
This volume, originally from Ludwig Moser's private book collection (cf. note of ownership 2r) came to the Basel University Library as part of the holdings of the library of the Carthusian Monastery of Basel. It contains various theological texts in German, beginning with a version of Wilhelm Textoris' Migrale vel Ars moriendi (Sterbebuch, a book on the art of dying), which Moser himself translated into German. This is followed by Henry Suso's "Büchlein von der Wahrheit”, Thomas Peuntner's "Büchlein von der Liebe Gottes”, and several sermons by Johannes Tauler and Meister Eckhart.
Online Since: 10/10/2019
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- Eckhart, Meister (Author) | Engelhart, von Ebrach (Author) | Guilelmus, Textor (Author) | Kress, Thomas (Scribe) | Loy, Johannes (Scribe) | Moser, Ludwig (Scribe) | Moser, Ludwig (Translator) | Peuntner, Thomas (Author) | Seuse, Heinrich (Author) | Tauler, Johannes (Author) | Zscheckenbürlin, Hieronymus (Librarian) Found in: Standard description
This paper manuscript from the Carthusian Monastery of Basel contains ordinaries for priests (among them an address in German to the lay brothers), deacons and subdeacons, instructions for the office of the sacristan, as well as a number of shorter and longer pieces of liturgical music. Among the latter, otherwise all in Latin, there is a German version of the sequence Ave praeclara maris stella (135r-135v) written by Sebastian Brant. This manuscript was written by Thomas Kress, the last Carthusian in Basel (†1564), at the beginning of his monastic career (more precisely: in the third year of his period of profession, cf. 102v).
Online Since: 12/14/2018