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Sion/Sitten, Archives du Chapitre/Kapitelsarchiv

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Sion/Sitten, Archives du Chapitre/Kapitelsarchiv, Ms. 1
Parchment · I+257+I ff. · 46.5 x 33.5 cm · Sion/Sitten, Cathedral Chapter · 1347
Antiphonarium Sedunense ("Temporale")

Antiphonary with musical notation whose text transmits the Sion Ordinal, contains the winter portion of the Proprium de tempore and, as an appendix, the Officium Defunctorum. This two-part parchment codex was probably written in the year 1347 by the same hand that produced Codex Ms. 2, held by the Sion Chapter Archive. (fas)

Online Since: 12/21/2010

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Sion/Sitten, Archives du Chapitre/Kapitelsarchiv, Ms. 2
Parchment · 311 ff. · 46.5 x 32 cm · Sion/Sitten, Cathedral Chapter · 1347
Antiphonarium Sedunense („Sanctorale“)

This antiphonary with musical notation from the year 1347 is by the same hand as Codex Ms. 1 from the Sion Chaper Archive. The manuscript contains the Officium visitationes BMV, the Proprium de sanctis (from Andreas to Katharina), the Commune sanctorum and, in a section that was added later, additional short texts. Like the Proprium de tempore in Codex Ms. 1, the text in this antiphonary transmits the Sion Ordinary. (fas)

Online Since: 12/21/2010

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Sion/Sitten, Archives du Chapitre/Kapitelsarchiv, Ms. 12
Parchment · 299 ff. · 51 x 34.5 cm · Saint-Maurice d'Agaune? Haute-Savoie? · last quarter of the 12th century
Bible of Valère, Volume I (Pentateuch, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, Kings I-IV)

This manuscript, which is missing the first two leaves, contains a colophon on the verso side of the last leaf (299v). The 13th century colophon informs us that this three-volume Valère Bible was a gift from Willencus of Venthône, dean of the lower church of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Sion (Glarier), to the community of canons of Sion around 1195, on the occasion of the feast of the Epiphany. This work can be associated with certain Carthusian bibles, especially with a bible in four volumes that belonged to a daughter of the Grande Chartreuse (Grenoble, B.M., Mss 14, 13, 25, 15 rés. (19-21 and 25)). The order of the Old Testament Books in the Valère Bible does indeed show agreement on all points with that in the “Bible in four volumes.” Furthermore, the initial in the Book of Genesis from the Sion bible is practically identical with the “I” of Genesis from the Carthusian bible. (mar)

Online Since: 10/13/2016

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Sion/Sitten, Archives du Chapitre/Kapitelsarchiv, Ms. 15
Parchment · 208 ff. · 58.3 x 37.7 cm · central Italy · middle of the 11th century
Giant Bible

This manuscript, the end of which is damaged, belongs to the genre of giant Bibles created in central Italy between the mid-11th and mid-12th centuries in the context of the Gregorian reform. In the form that we know it today, this manuscript presents the first volume of a complete Bible which was composed of two separate and independent volumes. The second volume is missing at this time. The giant Bible of Sion contains the first part of the Old Testament according to the Vulgate: the Octateuch (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth), the books of Kings, the Major Prophets, the twelve Minor Prophets, Job, and in the last part an incomplete selection of Psalms (Ps. 1-93:22a). This Bible has been held since its creation in the Cathedral Chapter Archive of Sion, to which it was probably presented by Bishop Ermenfroid (1055-1087/1092), who was among the leading figures behind the Gregorian reform in the dioceses of the Second Kingdom of Burgundy. (tog)

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Sion/Sitten, Archives du Chapitre/Kapitelsarchiv, Ms. 19
Parchment · 150 ff. · 35.5 x 26 cm · Sion/Sitten, Cathedral Chapter · 1439
Missale Speciale Sedunense

This Missale Speciale Sedunense was written for the Sion bishop William of Raron (Guillermus de Rarognia) († 1451) in 1439 by Johannes Thieboudi. The parchment codex contains, in addition to a calendar, the Proprium de tempore, the Ordo et canon missae, the Commune sanctorum, the Proprium de sanctis (from Hilarius to Thomas the Apostle) and the Missae pro defunctis. An appendix includes three votive masses. (fas)

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Sion/Sitten, Archives du Chapitre/Kapitelsarchiv, Ms. 83
Parchment · 528 pp. · 37.3 x 26 cm · Italy or Southern France · first quarter of the 13th century (pp. 228b-230a 14th century)
Composite Manuscript of legal texts

This composite manuscript contains legal texts, mainly from the period before Accursius (first half of the 13th century): the Dissensiones and the Insolubilia by Hugolinus de Presbyteris; the Quaestiones by Pillius de Medicina, by Azo, by Roffredus Beneventanus and others of uncertain attribution; the Libellus de iure civili, the Tractatus de bonorum possessione and the rare Tractatus de pugna by Roffredus Beneventanus; the Tractatus de reprobatione instrumentorum and the Summa arboris actionum by Pontius de Ilerda; several lecturae about titles and fragments of the Digestum Novum; the Brocarda by Azo; the Summula de testibus by Albericus de Porta Ravennate; an anonymous Tractatus de testibus; the Libellus disputatorius by Pillius de Medicina; fragments of the Notabilia about the Decretum by Gratian and about the Corpus iuris civilis; the ordo iudiciorum ‘Olim’; a part of the Catalogus praescriptionum, for a certain time attributed to Rogerius, and the ordo iudiciorum ‘Quicumque vult’ by Johannes Bassianus. (mas/mur)

Online Since: 06/23/2016

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Sion/Sitten, Archives du Chapitre/Kapitelsarchiv, Ms. 89
Parchment · I + 227 ff. · 36 x 27.5 cm · France (Paris?) · first half of the 13 th century
Decretum Gratiani

This Decretum by Gratian is a copy of an archetype which contains an ‘archaic’ text belonging to the the Σ-group and with a reduced number of paleae in the text, which were integrated partly at a later time. The codex was used in several schools in Italy and in Southern France. In the first layer of glosses is a copy of the Glossa ordinaria by Johannes Teutonicus (published in 1215/16), in the following layers there is a copy by several hands of Bartholomew of Brescia’s additiones to the Glossa ordinaria, as well as glosses by canonists mainly from the 13th and 14th centuries. (mur)

Online Since: 06/23/2016

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Sion/Sitten, Archives du Chapitre/Kapitelsarchiv, Ms. 120
Parchment · 158 ff. · 25.5 x 19.0 cm · first half of the 9th century
Dacheriana

This manuscript of a systematic collection of Canon Law, created in Lyon in the context of the Carolingian church reform that took place around 800. This collection is named the "Dacheriana" after its primary editor, the Frenchman Jean-Luc d'Achéry. It was written in a Carolingian minuscule during the first half of the 9th century and is the oldest manuscript held by the library of the Chapter Archive of Sion, where is has been held since at least the 16th or 17th century (ownership mark on fol. 2r). (ber)

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