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Einsiedeln, Stiftsbibliothek, Codex 339(1322)
Parchment · I-II + 320 pp. · 11.7 x 9.0 cm. · Part 1. Switzerland/Germany (?); Part 2. Northern Italy/Switzerland (?) · 8th/9th centuries / 9th/10th centuries
Composite manuscript with grammatical and theological content

This manuscript consists of two parts, bound together for the first time during the 14th century in Einsiedeln and annotated by Heinrich von Ligerz. The first part (1-137), which contains three works by Priscian and one by Rufinus, was probably produced during the 9th/10th centuries in Switzerland or Germany. The second part (139-318) contains works by Isidore and is in part a palimpsest. It was written during the 8th/9th centuries in northern Italy or Switzerland, probably in the same scriptorium as Cod. Sang. 908. (ber)

Online Since: 12/19/2011

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Einsiedeln, Stiftsbibliothek, Codex 346(284)
Parchment · 410 (430) pp. · 32 x 23 cm · Constance · second third of the 9th century
Eusebius Caesariensis, Historia ecclesiastica

This manuscript contains Eusebius of Caesarea’s Historia ecclesiastica. Based on the script as well as several marginal notes, it can be placed in Southern Germany, perhaps in the area of Lake Constance. It is certain that the manuscript has been in Einsiedeln since the 14th century, as attested by numerous annotations by Heinrich von Ligerz, as well as two drawings by the same hand (p. 133 and 211). (ber)

Online Since: 04/09/2014

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Einsiedeln, Stiftsbibliothek, Codex 347(975)
Parchment · a-b + 458 + y-z pp. · 19 x 15 cm · Rätien · 8th/9th century
Eusebius , Historia ecclesiastica

This manuscript, written in Rhaetian minuscule, contains selected chapters of the ecclesiastical history of Eusebius of Caesarea. (pag)

Online Since: 04/23/2013

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Einsiedeln, Stiftsbibliothek, Codex 357(694)
Parchment · 184 pp. · 21.5 x 16.0 cm · 13th century
[Honorii Augustodunensis], Imago mundi

This is actually a manuscript of collected texts, since, in addition to the incomplete Imago mundi by Honorius Augustodunensis, it also contains other texts by unnamed authors such as: Nomina XI regionum, Divisio orbis terrarum, De anima, De anima humana, De origine animarum, De anima mundi, De origine animarum and ends with the Epistola Alexandri ad Aristotelem. (lan)

Online Since: 08/12/2010

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Einsiedeln, Stiftsbibliothek, Codex 358(610)
Parchment · II + 270 + II pp. · 22.7 x 17.7 cm · Einsiedeln · 10th century
Boethius. De arithmetica et geometria. De musica.

Boethius (c. 476-c. 525), one of the earliest scholars of late antiquity and most influential of thinkers, in logic as well as in philosphy and theology, is the author of the works reproduced in this codex, De arithmetica et geometria and De musica. Both works were recognized during the middle ages as foundation works of the quadrivium. The manuscript was produced in Einsiedeln in the 10th century. (lan)

Online Since: 12/21/2009

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Einsiedeln, Stiftsbibliothek, Codex 360(177)
Parchment · 77 ff. · 24.8-25 x 33 cm · Engelberg · 12th century (1143-1178)
Isidorus , Libri originum (Fragmenta)

Contains works of Isidore of Seville: Libri originum (I-III e V-XX), De natura rerum, and letters exchanged between Isidore and Braulio of Zaragoza. The manuscript was assembled from an assortment of fragments that had been removed in the 19th century from law volumes held by the library of the chancery of St. Gerold in Vorarlberg. This volume was assembled at the request of Abbot Frowin of Engelberg (1143-1178), as indicated by dedicatory verses on f. 1r. (ber)

Online Since: 12/19/2011

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Einsiedeln, Stiftsbibliothek, Codex 362(440)
Parchment · 57 ff. · 28.9 x 23.5 cm · Western Germany · 10th century
Terentius Comoediae, Hymnus

The manuscript is a collection containing fragments of the comedies of Terence, from two lost manuscripts of the 10th century (ff. 3r-26v and ff. 28r-55v, respectively ε and η in editions), plus some fragments from a third manuscript (ff. 56r-57v), including portions of Terence’s Phormio and a hymn to St. Nicholas. The size, legibility and state of preservation vary in different fragments. Some missing leaves from the second manuscript (η) are preserved in the collection of fragments St. Gall, Stiftsbibliothek 1394 (pp. 115-120). (pez)

Online Since: 12/17/2015

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Einsiedeln, Stiftsbibliothek, Codex 366(472)
Parchment · 91 pp. · 27 x 19/20 cm · Einsiedeln · 11th / 12th century
Fragmenta Sequentiarum

The fragments assembled in this collection were removed from their previous volumes by P. Gall Morel in 1858 and bound together into this volume in 1860. They consist of fragments from sequences (two volumes), hymn melodies (such as those still sung to this day in Einsiedeln), three Gloria melodies (the third of which is attributed to Pope Leo IX), three liturgical plays as well as the Novem modi by Hermannus <Augiensis>. This manuscript is important to music history, as it is the first instance in Einsiedeln where the neumes are set upon four (incised) staff lines; the form used here represents the Alemannic choral dialect. (lan)

Online Since: 11/04/2010

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Einsiedeln, Stiftsbibliothek, Codex 610(88)
Parchment · A + 648 pp. · 33.5 x 23.5 cm · Einsiedeln (?) · 14th century (before 1314)
Antiphonarium pro Ecclesia Einsidlensi. Pars hiemalis

This antiphonary was written by order of Abbot Johannes I of Schwanden for the liturgy of the Hours of the monastic community of Einsiedeln. Together with Cod. 611-613, this manuscript attests to the introduction of Guido of Arezzo’s (Guido Monaco’s) system of musical notes with square notation. (pag)

Online Since: 04/23/2013

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Einsiedeln, Stiftsbibliothek, Codex 611(89)
Parchment · 280 ff. · 32 x 22 cm · Einsiedeln · 14th century (prior to 1314)
Antiphonarium pro Ecclesia Einsidlensi

It is highly likely that this codex is the original transcription of the neumed manuscript in the hand of Guido von Arezzo commissioned by Abbot Johannes I of Schwanden shortly before 1314. The calligraphic copies found in the other "Schwanden codices" were then produced following this source. Evidence of heavy use indicates that these manuscripts remained in use into the 17th century, that is, until the liturgical reform of the Council of Trent. The forms used are from the Alemannic choral dialect, which is still sung in Einsiedeln today. (lan)

Online Since: 11/04/2010

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Einsiedeln, Stiftsbibliothek, Codex 620(423)
Paper · 98 ff. · 29 x 19.5-20 cm · 1421
German Psalter

German Psalter. The psalms are preceded by rubrics that indicate the occasion when the psalm should be recited. The manuscript also contains several canticles, the Te deum and the Litanies of the Saints. The names in the litanies indicate a Benedictine origin. The manuscript was written in 1421 by Othmar Ortwin. In 1839 it was purchased by the Einsiedeln monk and librarian P. Gallus Morell from the Cistercian Wurmsbach Abbey on Lake Zürich. (ber)

Online Since: 03/17/2016

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Einsiedeln, Stiftsbibliothek, Codex 629(258)
Parchment · 3 + 282 ff. · 30.5 x 21/21.5 cm · southern German region · 1288
[Jacobus de Voragine] Legenda aurea sive lombardica

This manuscript containing the Legenda aurea by Jacobus de Voragine is the second-oldest manuscript copy of this work, written within the lifetime of the author; it is dated 1288. The codex also contains the first known transmission of the so-called Provincia or Purgatory addendum. The proposal by A. Bruckner that the Abbey of Rheinau is the location of origin is not supported by any indications in the codex itself. It was most likely written in the southern German region (within the community of Augustinian hermits). (lan)

Online Since: 11/04/2010

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Einsiedeln, Stiftsbibliothek, Codex 689(1200)
Parchment · A + 104 + Z ff. · 14.5 x 11 cm. · Northern Italy · beginning of the 15th century
Tractatus de musica

This very small manuscript contains treatises on music by various Italian and French authors, among them Marchettus of Padua (f. 1-44), Johannes de Muris (f. 83-104v), and Prosdocimus of Beldomandi (f. 51-55, 75-82). It was written in Northern Italy at the beginning of the 15th century. (ber)

Online Since: 12/13/2013

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Einsiedeln, Stiftsbibliothek, Codex 710(322)
Paper · 3 + I + 234 + 2 ff. · 30.0 x 20.5 cm · Constance · 15th century (about 1490)
Henry Suso, Writings

Christus und die Minnende Seele ("Christ and the Courting (or wooing) Soul"); Henry Suso, life and works. This manuscript was a gift from a married couple, Ehlinger-von Kappel (Constance) to the Dominican convent of St. Peter in Constance, and from there it probably came to Einsiedeln via the Rheinau Abbey after its dissolution. (lan)

Online Since: 04/26/2007

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Engelberg, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. 2
Parchment · 264 ff. · 43.6 x 31.0 cm · Engelberg · 1143-1197
Vitae sanctorum et passionum martyrum. Pars aestivalis

This codex contains over a hundred lives of the saints and acts of the martyrs, most of them accompanied by rubricated initials and incipits. Aside from a few decorated initials, also red, there is no book decoration. The layout of the manuscript and the careful preparation of the parchment with artful colored needlework express the tradition of the scriptorium under Abbot Frowin (1143-1178). The staid script in black ink, often interrupted by another finer hand, sets this volume apart from the others from Frowin’s library; it is therefore also possible that this codex was made under Frowin’s successor, Berchtold (1178-1197). (grd)

Online Since: 06/09/2011

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Engelberg, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. 3
Parchment · 281 ff. · 44.0 x 31.7 cm · Engelberg · 1143-1178
Biblia latina vulgatae versionis cum prologis

This first part of the three-volume Engelberg Bible (together with Cod. 4 and Cod. 5) contains the Pentatuch and the books of the Prophets. The captioned pen sketch with verse of dedication on fol. 1v portrays Abbot Frowin (1143-1178) presenting the codex to Mary, the patroness of the Cloister. This large-format volume was, according to the colophon on 281v, written by Richene, the only scribe from Frowin’s time that we know by name. The careful preparation of the parchment with decorative needlework and the staid style of script and initials in limited colors are characteristic of the recognizable works of Frowin’s library. (grd)

Online Since: 06/09/2011

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Engelberg, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. 4
Parchment · 213 ff. · 38.0 x 28.0 cm · Engelberg · 1143-1178
Biblia latina vulgatae versionis cum prologis

This second volume of the three-part Engelberger Bible contains the books of the Old Testament remaining after Cod. 3. On 1v, the codex is dedicated in verse by Abbot Frowin (1143-1178) to Mary, the patron saint of the monastery. The codex’s structure and organization reflect the simple but elegant style of Frowin’s library. The colophon on 213r identifies the copyist as Richene, whose hand is also responsible for the other two volumes of the Engelberger Bible (Cod. 3 and Cod. 5); the illuminations and titles are the work of the so-called Engelberger Master. 69v contains a full-page colour depiction of Christ and the Church. (grd)

Online Since: 06/09/2011

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Engelberg, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. 5
Parchment · 199 ff. · 38.0 x 28.0 cm · Engelberg · 1143-1178
Biblia latina vulgatae versionis cum prologis

This third volume of the three-part Engelberg Bible contains the New Testament. The codex originally consisted of 204 folios. On one of the leaves that have been cut out, now cataloged as D 126 at the Stiftsarchiv Engelberg, a five-line verse identifies the scribe as Richene, who also completed the volumes containing the Old Testament (Cod. 3 and Cod. 4). Abbot Frowin (1143-1178) and his scribe Richene are also shown in a full-page illustration on 1r. Also portrayed at full-page size are the Evangelists with their attributes, each labeled with a descriptive verse (108v, 134v, 153v, 181r). On 103r through 105v are canonical tables. The manuscript contains some incomplete initials, spaces reserved for decorations, and completely empty pages. (grd)

Online Since: 06/09/2011

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Engelberg, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. 12
Parchment · 155 ff. · 40.8 x 29.5 cm · Engelberg · 1143-1178
Augustinus, Enarrationes in psalmos

This codex contains Augustine’s commentary on the Psalms, written in a small, extremely fine script. The verse on 1r names Abbot Frowin (1143-1178) as creator of the volume. In addition to simple red initials, the manuscript also includes individual extremely artful initials by the Engelberg Master in brown and red ink. The portrayal of Christ as grape-treader on 101r is particularly noteworthy; like several other sections, it is on a erased section. Beside and beneath the attachments one occasionally finds fine sketches for initials, designs, or figures. (grd)

Online Since: 06/09/2011

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Engelberg, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. 13
Parchment · 187 ff. · 40.5 x 29.2 cm · Engelberg · 1143-1178
Augustinus, Expositio super tertiam partem psalmorum

The scriptorium of Engelberg made this codex containing Augustine's commentary on the Psalms, along with a whole series of works of the Church Fathers (Cod. 12-18, 87-88 und 138). A two-line poem on 1r shows that the codex came to be during the time of Abbot Frowin (1143-1178). The text is written in a small, careful and clean script. The codex contains scattered figure initials with vinescrolls and bulb motifs typical of Frowin's time. Otherwise, lightly decorated initials in red ink divide the text. (grd)

Online Since: 06/09/2011

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