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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A III 19
Paper · 211 ff. · 28 x 18.5 cm · Ramaḍān 639 h. [= March-April 1242]
Koran

Koran, written in Ramaḍān 639 h. [= March-April 1242] by Muḥammad Ibn al-Maʿāǧīnī. In addition to the canonical text, the manuscript also contains the variants of the seven readers of the Koran and their main transmitters. It was brought to Basel from Constantinople in 1437 by the Dominican John of Ragusa , one of the leading theologians for the Council of Basel. Since 1433 the manuscript was the property of the Dominican monastery of Basel as a bequest of John of Ragusa, and in 1559 it became the property of the university library. The Zurich theologist Theodor Bibliander made use of this manuscript in the preparation of his printing of the Latin translation of the Koran by Robert von Ketton (Basel 1543). (wur)

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A III 26
Paper · 288 ff. · 29 x 21 cm · Basel · Middle of the 15th century
Nicholas of Lyra, Interpretation of the Psalter, Part 1 (Ps. 1-74)

German translation of the postil on the Psalms by Nicholas of Lyra (deceased 1349), probably created during his lifetime. The commentary on the Psalms, earlier attributed to Heinrich von Mügeln, is the work of an anonymous writer, not yet historically ascertained, the so-called “Österreichischer Bibelübersetzer“ (Austrian translator of the Bible). In his translation of the original, he abbreviates the text and supplies additions. This copy from the library of the Carthusian monastery of Basel dates to the middle of the 15th century; the miniatures are part of the Vullenhoe group. (flr)

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A X 14
Paper · 158 ff. · 20 x 14.5 cm · Cologne · 1488
Hieronymus Raynerii, Lectura super sententiarum libros 1-4

15th century paper manuscript: During his university studies in theology, the Dominican Wernher von Selden near Aarau — and subsequently the prior of the Basel monastery — in 1487/88 transcribed the lectures of two Dominicans on Peter Lombard, including the Lectura super sententiarum libros by Hieronymus Raynerii. (flr)

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, AN II 6
Paper · 96 ff. · 29.5 x 18 cm · Basel · 1462-1740
Register of the Theological Faculty at the University of Basel, 1462-1740

Those wishing to study at the University of Basel, founded in 1460, had to enroll in the rector’s registry, take an oath of loyalty and obedience, pay the tuition fee and — only with this did the matriculation become valid — had to enroll in their faculty’s register. In addition to the entries made by the deans, the theological register of 1462-1740 contains the old as well as the new faculty statutes. (flr)

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, AN II 11
Paper · 164 ff. · 19.5 x 15 cm · Basel · 1599-1837
Album studiosorum peregrinorum philosophiae, 1599-1837

List of foreign students registered between 1599 and 1837 at the theological faculty in Basel for basic (undergraduate) studies in artes liberales as a preliminary stage for graduate study in theology, law or medicine. The list ist divided by deans; from 1665-1800 it also gives the names of the “Corregens” of the Alumneum, the residence hall of scholarship holders. In addition, the volume contains regulations concerning admission to the faculty and the text of the oath upon matriculation. (flr)

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, AN II 12
Paper · VI + 342 pp. · 20.5 x 16 cm · Basel · 1543-1672
Matricula superioris Collegii, 1543-1672

In 1532 the University of Basel was provided with the former Augustinian monastery as a second (“upper”) location in addition to the (“lower”) one, the college building near the Rheinsprung. This first volume of the upper college’s register for the years 1543-1672 lists, among other items, those who endured the Depositio rudimentorum, an archaic and rather cruel rite of initiation as condition for official matriculation. (flr/dil)

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, AN II 13
Paper · 90 ff. · 20.5 x 16 cm · Basel · 1594-1682
Liber alumnorum superioris Collegii, volume 1, 1594-1658, 1667-1682

This first volume of the Liber alumnorum of the Basel college in the Augustinergasse lists the students in the residence hall from 1594-1658 and from 1667-1682. In addition to the lists of alumni, the volume also contains agreements and settlements with the bakers who supplied the college with bread. (flr)

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, AN II 14
Paper · 112 ff. · 18.5 x 14.5 cm · Basel · 1665-1686
Liber alumnorum superioris Collegii, volume 2, 1665-1686

This second volume of the Liber alumnorum of the Basel college in the Augustinergasse contains a list of the students in the residence hall from 1665-1686. In addition to the lists of names, there are also numerous notes regarding the cost of board and lodging or for heating. (flr)

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, AN II 17
Paper · 542 pp. · 19.5 x 16 cm · Basel · 1540-1626
Matricula inferioris Collegii, volume 1, 1540-1626

This register of the “Alte Universität” (old university) founded in Basel in 1460 and located at the Rheinsprung, the “lower” college, contains numerous regulations (administrative, financial, legal and moral in nature) as well as a list of those who, in the years 1541-1626, endured the Depositio rudimentorum, an archaic and rather cruel rite of initiation as condition for official matriculation. (flr/dil)

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, AN II 18
Paper · 4 + 340 + 4 pp. · 20 x 15.5 cm · Basel · 1599-1623, 1733-1789
Catalogus alumnorum inferioris Collegii, 1599-1623, 1733-1789

In addition to the new statutes of 1594 and various decrees, this volume lists the students from Basel as well as the foreign students of the lower college from 1599-1623 and from 1733-1789. During restoration, the original simple limp binding made of parchment manuscript waste was reused as endpapers. (flr)

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, AN II 19
Paper · 23 ff. · 29 x 21 cm · Basel · about 1465 - 2nd half of the 16th century
Statuta facultatis medicae Basiliensis

The statutes of the faculty of medicine go back to the period of the founding of the University of Basel (1460). They contain general regulations regarding discipline, attendance and punctuality; regulate baccalaureate and doctoral examinations; give directions regarding the duration of studies and the admission of foreign students; and reflect the strict hierarchy of the faculty. The model for these statutes probably was the 1398 statutes of the Viennese medical faculty. (flr)

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, AN II 20
Paper · 207 ff. · 20 x 14.5 cm · Basel · 1559-1800
Matricula facultatis medicae I, 1559-1800

This volume of the medical faculty’s register is richly decorated; it covers the period of deanships from Heinrich Pantaleon (1559) until Werner de Lachenal (1799). The entries are mostly made by the deans and are accompanied by their respective emblems. Preceding the reports are remarks by Heinrich Pantaleon on the history of the faculty from 1460 until 1559. (flr)

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, AN II 21
Paper · 236 ff. · 19.5 x 14 cm · Basel · 1570-1814
Matricula facultatis medicae II, 1570-1814

This second volume of the medical faculty’s register contains a list of successful doctorates from 1571 to 1806 and of registered students from 1570 to 1814, as well as an overview of exams and Disputationes and of lectures during the break for the (dog days of) summer. The entries are preceded by a full-page miniature of the seal of the medical faculty of the University of Basel. (flr)

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, AN II 23
Paper · 6 + 480 pp. · 31 x 20.5 cm · Basel · ca. 1720
Historia Collegii medicorum, 1460-1725

This volume, composed and also partly written by Theodor Zwinger around 1720, is a collection from the registers, the Decreta medica and other, in part now lost, documents from the University of Basel’s faculty of medicine. In addition to the deans’ reports from 1559-1724, this manuscript contains remarks by Heinrich Pantaleon on the history of the faculty from 1460 until 1559, copied from AN II 20. (flr)

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, B I 1
Parchment · 240 ff. · 46.5-47 x 33-33.5 cm · Basel · 1445
Biblia Sacra, tertia pars

Third volume of a Latin Bible originally in four parts that was made in Basel between 1435 and 1445. Illustrated by an anonymous artist, the volumes were written by Heinrich von Vullenhoe, one of the most important calligraphers of the Carthusian Monastery of Basel. The biblical books follow the order specified in the liturgy. Also included in this group are codices B I 2 and B I 3. (flr)

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, B I 2
Parchment · 190 ff. · 45.5 x 33 cm · Basel · 1443
Biblia Sacra, quarta pars

Fourth volume of a Latin Bible originally in four parts that was made in Basel between 1435 and 1445. Illustrated by an anonymous artist, the volumes were written by Heinrich von Vullenhoe, one of the most important calligraphers of the Carthusian Monastery of Basel. The biblical books follow the order specified in the liturgy. Also included in this group are codices B I 1 and B I 3. (flr)

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, B I 7
Parchment · 333 ff. · 47 x 32 cm · France · 2nd quarter of the 13th century
Peter Lombard, Commentary on the Psalms

This 13th century manuscript with Peter Lombards’ commentary on the Psalms, previously owned by Petrus Medicus, came to the Carthusian Monastery of Basel in the 15th century. The codex is organized in three columns, although the outermost column closest to the margin remains empty. The two columns of text are in turn again partly divided in half and give the biblical text in the left half and the commentary in the right half, in lines of half the height. Figure initials in delicate French style correspond to the division of the Psalter into eight liturgical sections. The blank area below the text contains nearly unreadable notes perhaps in pencil, which may be a further commentary. (flr)

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, B I 17
Parchment · 374 ff. · 35-35.5 x 25-25.5 cm · Basel · 1437; 1436
Paulus Burgensis

Bishop Paul of Burgos, who converted from Judaism to Christianity at the end of the 14th century, composed the Additiones to the postil of Nicholas of Lyra and the Scrutinium scripturarum to prove that belief in Christ corresponds to a literal understanding of the Old Testament. This manuscript was created in 1436/37 and is from the Dominican Monastery of Basel. (flr)

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, B III 21
Parchment · 274 ff. · 31.5 x 23 cm · Bologna · 14th century
Jacobus de Voragine, Legenda sanctorum

The Legenda aurea by the Dominican Jacobus de Voragine (about 1228-1298) is one of the most widely known spiritual collections of the Middle Ages. This 14th century manuscript from Bologna preserves it along with further legends of the saints. The codex is written in a regular Italian Gothic script and, as a matter of routine, is carefully decorated; a large lacuna in chapter 45 (legend of St. Michael) was augmented by a 15th century hand. The volume belongs to the library of the Carthusian Monastery of Basel. (flr)

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, B IV 4
Parchment · 192 ff. · 34 x 25 cm · 14th century
Quodlibeta et Quaestiones disputatae

This manuscript from the Dominican Monastery of Basel contains Quodlibeta and Quaestiones by Nicholas Trivet and Thomas Sutton, two important exponents of the Dominican School of Oxford at the end of the 13th century and the beginning of the 14th century. The thin parchment has numerous small defects as well as mended tears in some places; the sixth quire is bound incorrectly. The interior wooden boards of this formerly chained book (liber catenatus) are covered with fragments. (flr)

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