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Frauenfeld, Kantonsbibliothek Thurgau

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Frauenfeld, Kantonsbibliothek Thurgau, Y 19
Paper · 294 ff. · 36,4 x 27,2 cm · Hagenau · about 1450
"Historienbibel". Old Testament

The Frauenfeld history Bible (“Historienbibel”) was completed in about 1450 in the atelier of Diebold Lauber at Hagenau (Alsace) and revised somewhat later. It contains 80 illustrations, each showing the work of three separate hands. It was probably in the possession of the Cloister of Augustinian Canons at Kreuzlingen beginning in the 16th century. (lug)

Online Since: 03/22/2012

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Frauenfeld, Kantonsbibliothek Thurgau, Y 24
Parchment · 366 ff. · 19 x 14.3 cm · Besançon · 13th/14th century
Burgundian Breviary

Breviary, rubricated red and blue, with numerous initials on a gold background as well as drolleries at the lower margin. Calendar with the signs of the zodiac and with agricultural tasks to be carried out in each month. Particularly worthy of emphasis are the full-page representations of St. Christopher (p. 176), of the Adoration of the Magi (p. 178), and of Christ on the Cross (p. 179). Based on the mention of saints in the calendar and in the rest of the manuscript, it was probably created in Besançon. From there, by unexplained means, it came into the possession of the patrician family Wallier of Solothurn: owners’ entries by Guillaume Wallier (16th century) and Henri Wallier (1605) on p. 4 and p. 731, the latter’s also on the front cover. On p. 90 of the 1858 catalogue of the cantonal library of Thurgau, the provenance is given as Fischingen. Possibly the mansucript reached Fischingen by means of one of the two abbots of Fischingen from Solothurn, Augustin Bloch from Oberbuchsitten (1776-1815) or the last Abbot of Fischingen, Franz Fröhlicher from Bellach (1836- 1848). (lug)

Online Since: 04/23/2013

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Frauenfeld, Kantonsbibliothek Thurgau, Y 80
Paper · 231 ff. · 28.5 x 20.5 cm · region of Lake Constance · 1460-1470
Composite manuscript with German sacred and profane texts from the Late Middle Ages

This composite manuscript was produced between 1460 and 1470 in the region of Lake Constance. Perhaps it was held for some time by the Ittingen Charterhouse near Frauenfeld. It contains late medieval sacred and profane texts, which were published for the first time in part based on this manuscript, such as Die fünf Herzeleid Mariä, the Frauenfelder Passionsgedicht and a prose recension of Wolfram's Willehalm, as well as an excerpt from the Büchlein der ewigen Weisheit by Henry Suso. (lug)

Online Since: 04/23/2013

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Frauenfeld, Kantonsbibliothek Thurgau, Y 102
Paper · 18 + 1 ff. · 31.0 x 20.1 cm · Ittingen, Carthusian Monastery · about 1634
Heinrich Murer: Abbatia B[eat]ae Mariae Virg.: & B[eat]ae Iddae Viduae in Piscina

Chronicle of Fishingen Abbey by Heinrich Murer (1588-1638, a monk at the Carthusian monastery of Ittingen from 1614), which is probably based on the Chronicle of Jakob Bucher, also a monk at the Ittingen monastary, whose Chronicle of the abbey of Fishingen was completed between September 15, 1627 and September 14, 1628. (lug)

Online Since: 10/15/2007

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Frauenfeld, Kantonsbibliothek Thurgau, Y 103
Paper · 48 + 12 ff. · 31.5 x 20.5 cm · Ittingen, Carthusian Monastery · after 1630
Chronicle of the Abbey of St. Gall

The Chronicle of St. Gall abbey by Heinrich Murer (1588-1638, a member of the Carthusian Cloister of Ittingen from 1614). According to his own account, Murer based his work on the writings of St. Gall religious community member, legal expert and abbey librarian Jodocus Metzler (1574-1639), among others. The chronicle extends from the founding of the abbey by St. Gallus until the year 1630. (lug)

Online Since: 06/22/2010

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Frauenfeld, Kantonsbibliothek Thurgau, Y 104
Paper · 10 ff. · 31.7 x 20.4 cm · Ittingen, Carthusian Monastery · after 1630
Chronicle of the Abbey of St. John in the Thurtal

Chronicle of St. John abbey in the Thurtal by Heinrich Murer (1588-1638, a member of the Carthusian community at Ittingen from 1614). Murer bases his work on information of his own as well as on the writings of St. Gall community member, legal expert and abbey librarian Jodocus Metzler, among others. (lug)

Online Since: 06/22/2010

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Frauenfeld, Kantonsbibliothek Thurgau, Y 105
Paper · 86 pp. · 31.0 x 20.8 cm · Ittingen, Carthusian Monastery · between 1614 and 1638
Heinrich Murer: Vallis S[anct]ae Catharinae prope Diesenhoffe[n]

Chronicle of the cloisters of St. Katharinental, Töss and Berenberg as set down by Heinrich Murer (1588-1638, a monk in the Carthusian monastary of Ittingen from 1614). Embedded within this volume is the "St.Katharinentaler Schwesternbuch" (St. Katharinental Book of Sisters), in a hand from the end of the 17th century, which presents a version of the famous Book of Sisters from the 15th century that is extremely faithful to the original. An equally faithful version of the "Tösser Schwesternbuch" (Töss Book of Sisters by Elisabeth Stagel is rendered in the same hand. The twelve lives from the "St.Katharinentaler Schwesternbuch" found in the above mentioned chronicles are derived from those of Heinrich Murer, as demonstrated by a comparison with the "Helvetia Sancta" by Heinrich Murer. (lug)

Online Since: 04/14/2008

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Frauenfeld, Kantonsbibliothek Thurgau, Y 106
Paper · 98 ff. · 32.0 x 20.8 cm · Ittingen, Carthusian Monastery · after 1629
Heinrich Murer, Episcopatus Constantiensis

Chronicle of the Bishopric of Constance by Heinrich Murer (1588-1638, member of the Carthusian monastery at Ittingen from 1614). Heinrich Murer bases his chronicle upon earlier works, including the Chronicon of Hermannus Contractus (1013-1054), which was continued by his pupil Berthold von Reichenau into the year 1080, the Chronik der Alten Eidgenossenschaft (Chronicle of the Old Confederacy) by Johannes Stumpf (1500-1577/78), published in 1547/48; the Chronologia monasteriorum Germaniae praecipuorum by Caspar Bruschius (1518-1557): the Chronik von dem Erzstifte Mainz und dessen Suffraganbistümern (Chronicle of the Archdiocesan Abbey of Mainz and its Suffragan Bishoprics) by Wilhelm Werner, Graf von Zimmern (1485-1575); the historical works of Christoph Hartmann (1568-1637) of Frauenfeld, who was librarian of the Einsiedeln abbey in his later years and who wrote the Annales Heremi Deiparae Matris in Helvetia together with Franz Guillimann. Murer’s chronicle extends from the origins of what would later be the Diocese of Constance in Windisch in the year 411 under Bishop Paternus to the year 1629 under Bishop Johannes VII. (lug)

Online Since: 12/19/2011

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Frauenfeld, Kantonsbibliothek Thurgau, Y 108
Paper · 11 ff. · 30.8 x 20.0 cm · Ittingen, Carthusian Monastery · after 1626
Heinrich Murer: Monast[eriu]m SS. Udalrici & Affrae in Crutzlingen

Chronicle of Kreuzlingen Abbey by Heinrich Murer (1588-1638, a monk in the Carthusian monastery of Ittingen from 1614). Murer based his historical account of the abbey of Kreuzlingen on older documents as well as on a list of abbots extending to 1626. (lug)

Online Since: 04/14/2008

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Frauenfeld, Kantonsbibliothek Thurgau, Y 109
Paper · 7 + 2 ff. · 31.4 x 19.5 cm · Ittingen, Carthusian Monastery · after 1629
Chronicle of the Cloister of Eschenbach near Luzern

The Chronicle of Eschenbach cloister by Heinrich Murer (1588-1638, member of the Carthusian convent at Ittingen from 1614). (lug)

Online Since: 12/19/2011

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Frauenfeld, Kantonsbibliothek Thurgau, Y 110
Paper · 15 ff. · 31.7 x 20.4 cm · Ittingen, Carthusian Monastery · between 1614 and 1638
Chronicle of the Paradies Cloister (at Lake Constance)

Chronicle of the Paradies Cloister by Heinrich Murer (1588-1638, a member of the Carthusian community at Ittingen beginning in 1614). For this work Murer used the Swiss Chronicle of Johann Stumpf and probably the "Swabian Chronicle" by Thomas Lirer, among others. It contains numerous copies of documents regarding the holdings of the Paradies Cloister. (lug)

Online Since: 06/22/2010

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Frauenfeld, Kantonsbibliothek Thurgau, Y 111
Paper · 392 ff. · 31 x 20.2 cm · Ittingen, Carthusian Monastery · 1638
Heinrich Murer: Helvetia Sancta. Paradisus beatorum Helvetiae florum: Das ist ein heiliger lustiger blumen gartten, deren fürnemste blumen so von anfang der christenheit bis auf unsere zeit in heiligkeit des lebens und mancherley wunder wercken in Helvetia gegrünnet

A list of Swiss saints in chronological order, from St. Beatus to Nicolaus Rusca and the Capuchin Fidelis. Decorated with pen and ink drawings with blue wash by the painter Hans Asper of Constance. Murer’s model for the Helvetia Sancta most likely was the Bavaria Sancta by Matthäus Rader, published in Munich in 1615. (lug)

Online Since: 12/13/2013

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Frauenfeld, Kantonsbibliothek Thurgau, Y 112
Paper · 64 ff. · 32.0 x 20.6 cm · Ittingen, Carthusian Monastery · about 1627
Heinrich Murer: Diuae Virg: "Mariae Sintlacisaugia"

Chronicle of the Cloister of Reichenau by Heinrich Murer (1588-1638, a monk at the Carthusian monastery ofIttingen beginning in 1614), based on the Chronicle of Gallus Oeheim, Priest and Chaplain of the Cloister of Reichenau († 1511). (lug)

Online Since: 07/25/2006

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Frauenfeld, Kantonsbibliothek Thurgau, Y 113
Paper · 62 pp. · 31.3 x 20.6 cm · Ittingen, Carthusian Monastery · between 1614 and 1638
Chronicle of the Abbey of All Saints in Schaffhausen

Three chronicles of the Abbey of All Saints in Schaffhausen in three different hands, among which the first is the hand of Heinric Murer (1588-1638, a member of the Carthusian community at Ittingen beginning in 1614). (lug)

Online Since: 06/22/2010

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Frauenfeld, Kantonsbibliothek Thurgau, Y 115
Paper · 37 ff. · 31.4 x 20.8 cm · Ittingen, Carthusian Monastery · after 1631
Heinrich Murer: B[eatae] Mariae Virg[inis] Marisstella, alias Wettingen

Chronicle of the Cloister of Wettingen by Heinrich Murer (1588-1638, member of the Carthusian convent at Ittingen beginning 1614). (lug)

Online Since: 12/19/2011

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Frauenfeld, Kantonsbibliothek Thurgau, Y 117
Paper · 18 ff. · 31.0 x 20.0 cm · Ittingen, Carthusian Monastery · 1614-1638
Heinrich Murer: Dominarum Monasterium Thuricense

Chronicle of the Fraumunster, the Peterskirche, and the Wasserkirche in Zurich by Heinrich Murer (1588-1638). Murer cites the Tigurinerchronik of Heinrich Bullinger as the source of his Chronicle of the Peterskirche and both the Tigurinerchronik and the Schweizer Chronik of Johannes Stumpf as sources for the Chronicle of the Chapel “auf dem Hof”. (lug)

Online Since: 12/19/2011