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Fribourg/Freiburg, Couvent des Cordeliers/Franziskanerkloster

The library of the Franciscan Monastery is a private library; it joined RERO (the network of libraries of Western Switzerland and union catalog) in 2013. The library contains about 35,000 volumes, 10,000 of which date from before 1900. The majority of the books can be accessed via a card catalog. The old library can be traced back to Guardian Friedrich von Amberg; 18 of his volumes have been preserved. During the monastery’s golden age in the 15th century, the superiors collected mainly sermon and study literature. The Franciscan Monastery was able to preserve its library on site; it contains 80 medieval and 100 post-medieval volumes of manuscripts (not catalogued), as well as 136 incunabula and 80 post-incunabula.

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Fribourg/Freiburg, Couvent des Cordeliers/Franziskanerkloster, Ms. 2
Parchment · 245 ff. · 45.5 x 31.5-33.0 cm · late 13th or early 14th century
Antiphonarium

Antiphonary for Franciscan use, dating from the late 13th or early 14th century (after 1260), but representing the earliest Franciscan edition. Contains the chants (text and music) for the entire year for the liturgical Office, including the feast for Anthony of Padua in its proper position and an added Office for Corpus Christi in a different hand (f. 157r-159v). (lac)

Online Since: 12/21/2010

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Fribourg/Freiburg, Couvent des Cordeliers/Franziskanerkloster, Ms. 6
Parchment · 220 ff. · 36 x 28 cm · Fribourg, Franciscan Monastery · 1488
Antiphonarium

Antiphonary from the Franciscan Monastery of Fribourg, dated 1488 according to the colophon f. 214v. Drolleries are drawn in the margins and by the initials. The manuscript contains a miniature (f. 14v, birth of Christ) and beautiful initials (flowers, fruit, zucchini), attributed to the Master of the breviary of Jost von Silenen. (zim)

Online Since: 04/09/2014

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Fribourg/Freiburg, Couvent des Cordeliers/Franziskanerkloster, Ms. 9
Parchment · 247 ff. · 31-31.5 x 23 cm · Fribourg, Franciscan Monastery · around 1300
Graduale

Gradual from the Franciscan Monastery of Fribourg, still in use in the 16th/17th century according to the ownership note on the inside cover. Binding from the 16th century. Written in a Gothic minuscule around 1300. The beginning of important feasts is indicated with larger initials, sometimes with miniatures (e.g. F. 128v Ascension, f. 132v the Miracle of Pentecost). (zim)

Online Since: 04/09/2014

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Fribourg/Freiburg, Couvent des Cordeliers/Franziskanerkloster, Ms. 17
Paper · 2 + 415 ff. · 29.1 x 21.2 cm · 15th century (main portion 1a-738b: 1462) / around 1485 / 1462
"Freiburger Perikopen"

Master manuscript of the "Freiburger Perikopen". German language plenary with scripture selections for Mass in German, glosses and additional texts for Sunday and important holy days. (pal)

Online Since: 07/31/2007

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Fribourg/Freiburg, Couvent des Cordeliers/Franziskanerkloster, Ms. 20
Parchment and paper · 141 ff. · 22,5 x 30 cm · 1380–1389
Petrus de Candia, Commentary on the Sentences

Commentary on the Sentences by the Franciscan Petrus de Candia; the rear inside cover has a note of ownership by Friedrich von Amberg (†1432), the erudite preacher and guardian who set up the first library of the Franciscan Monastery of Fribourg. Foliation, catchwords, subheadings, marginal and index notes by von Amberg, further marginal notes in another hand. (zim)

Online Since: 04/09/2014

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Fribourg/Freiburg, Couvent des Cordeliers/Franziskanerkloster, Ms. 25
Paper · 173 ff. · 28.0 x 20.5 cm · 1455
Johannes Herolt OP: De eruditione Christifidelium; Fabula moralizata

Codex 25, a paper manuscript from the middle of the 15th century, consists of two separate codicological textual units. The first contains an average quality copy (and selection) of the most important and earliest work of the Dominican Johannes Herolt, known as “Discipulus” (d. 1468): De eruditione Christifidelium. The second textual unit was written in 1455 by the scribe Franciscus de Gallandia from Yvonand. It goes by the title Fabulae moralizatate and consists of 122 Latin fables taken from various sources from antiquity, presented in the form of dialogs. Magninus Mediolanensis (d. 1376) and Nicolaus Pergamenus are identified as the authors. Beginning with the first print edition (1480) the Fabulae moralizatae were re-named Dialogus creaturarum optime moralizatus. (jor)

Online Since: 10/04/2011

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Fribourg/Freiburg, Couvent des Cordeliers/Franziskanerkloster, Ms. 26
Paper · 237 ff. · 28.9 x 20.6 cm · between 1370 and 1410
Manuscript with philosophical and theological content

This manuscript with philosophical and theological content was written by assorted hands on paper; the 5 codicological parts contain 11 tracts by various 14th century authors, including 6 unique texts. The parts were produced between 1370 and 1410 and were re-ordered various times before the codex was bound in its current order, probably at the beginning of the 15th century in Fribourg. One of the scribes, who was also the owner and redactor of the volume, was Fredrich von Amberg (about 1350/60-1432), who lived from 1393-1432 in the Franciscan cloister in Fribourg and served two terms as guardian there. Friedrich was able to assemble these copies of the texts by either copying or purchasing them while studying in Strassburg, Paris, and Avignon. (per)

Online Since: 03/31/2011

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Fribourg/Freiburg, Couvent des Cordeliers/Franziskanerkloster, Ms. 28
Paper · 157 ff. · 28.5 x 21.0 cm · around 1400
Marsilius de Padua: Defensor pacis

Codex 28 is a copy of the Defensor pacis, a treatise on the theory of the state dedicated to Emperor Ludwig of Bavaria by Marsilius of Padua in 1324. Around the end of the 14th century, Friedrich von Amberg (ca. 1350-1432) obtained a not particularly carefully written copy from the German group, which provides the older redaction of Marsilius. Amberg corrected this version of the text, written on paper from the Middle German area with watermarks from the last decade of the 14th century, added marginal glosses and then had it bound. (jor)

Online Since: 10/04/2011

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Fribourg/Freiburg, Couvent des Cordeliers/Franziskanerkloster, Ms. 51
Paper · A + XII + 167 + B ff. · 22 x 14.7 cm · Strasbourg · 1364
Composite manuscript with Quaestiones morales pulcrae et modernae

This composite manuscript was compiled by Konrad von Sulzbach in 1364, when he was a student in Strasbourg. After the first part of the collection containing the commentary by Gregory of Rimini OESA was lost, the manuscript was rebound in the last decade of the 14th century in Fribourg (Switzerland) with 37 Quaestiones determinatae (f. 1r-110v), with other questions (110v-119v and 153v-167r), and with the summary of the Sentenzen by Johannes de Fonte (f. 120r-153r). The 37 Quaestiones, which reveal the influence of the English Franciscan School, are found only in this manuscript. (flu)

Online Since: 09/23/2014

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Fribourg/Freiburg, Couvent des Cordeliers/Franziskanerkloster, Ms. 60
Paper · 262 ff. · 21.5 x 14.5 cm · Munich (?) and Fribourg (Switzerland) · before 1419
Franciscan composite manuscript

This composite manuscript, much used by Friedrich von Amber, contains material about the history of the religious order in the first part (f. 1r-100v). In the second, probably more important part (f. 109r-165v), it contains treatises, questions and polemics from the time of the conflict of Pope John XXII with Louis IV (called the Bavarian) who resided in Munich and with the Franciscan Spirituals who had fled to that city. Several of these writings are preserved only in this manuscript, among them a treatise on the Visio beatifica of 1332-1333 (f. 127v-153r) which, according to Annelise Maier can possibly be attributed to William of Ockham, as well as a polemic (f. 153r-160r) in which Louis IV is warned against too hastily making peace with the Pope in Avignon. (flu)

Online Since: 09/23/2014

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Fribourg/Freiburg, Couvent des Cordeliers/Franziskanerkloster, Ms. 62
Paper · 9 + 262 + 2 ff. · 21 x 14.5 cm · around 1406
Sermones, praedicabilia, notanda (Wildricus de Mitra, Hermannus Topelisten, Vincentius Ferrarii etc.)

Codex 62 is typical of composite manuscripts from the time around 1400 found in Franciscan convents. It contains sermonic material by known and unknown authors in the form of complete sermons, thematic selections and exempla. It is made up of 15 codicological units. Friederich von Amberg (ca. 1350-1432) assembled this collection, added a table of contents, and had it bound in Fribourg (Switzerland). The most valuable part of this miscellany consists of a set of 16 sermons on pennance by the Dominican St. Vincent Ferrer (1350-1419), delivered by the sermonist between March 9 through 21, 1404 in Fribourg, Murten, Payerne, Avenches, and Estavayer. Friedrich von Amberg made a fair copy and incorporated it as the 6th codicological unit (fol. 45r-97v) of this composite manuscript. (jor)

Online Since: 10/04/2011

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Fribourg/Freiburg, Couvent des Cordeliers/Franziskanerkloster, Ms. 117 I
Parchment · 1 + 242 + 29 ff. · 18.5 x 13.5 cm · Fribourg · text around 1300 / Tabulae 1403
Berthold of Regensburg, Sermones

Collection of Latin sermons by the Franciscan Berthold von Regensburg (in two volumes). The production of this codex involved consultation of Berthold's originals. Marginalia by Friedrich von Amberg appear throughout the entire manuscript (volume I). (kwa)

Online Since: 04/14/2008

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Fribourg/Freiburg, Couvent des Cordeliers/Franziskanerkloster, Ms. 117 II
Parchment and paper · 1 + 262 + 29 ff. · 18.5 x 13.5 cm · Fribourg · text around 1300 / Tabulae 1403
Berthold of Regensburg, Sermones

Collection of Latin sermons by the Franciscan Berthold von Regensburg (in two volumes). The production of this codex involved consultation of Berthold's originals. Marginalia by Friedrich von Amberg appear throughout the entire manuscript (volume II). (kwa)

Online Since: 04/14/2008

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