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St. Gallen
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Cod. Sang. 238
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Collected works: Etymological dictionary / excerpts from Genesis / Dicta Winitharii / Sent. I, 8 and 10 / De natura rerum / Excerpts from Etymolog. IX, 2 / De eccles. dogmatibus / Excerpts from Kings and prophets
Parchment · 494 pp. · 29.5 x 21.5 cm · St. Gall · 760-780
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Manuscript collection by Winithar with illustrations (the oldest from St. Gall) of Isidore of Seville's De natura rerum. (smu)
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Euw Anton von, Die St. Galler Buchkunst vom 8. bis zum Ende des 11. Jahrhunderts, Band I: Textband, St. Gallen 2008 (Monasterium Sancti Galli, Bd. 3), S. 301-303, Nr. 6.
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Scherrer Gustav, Verzeichniss der Handschriften der Stiftsbibliothek von St. Gallen, Halle 1875, S. 86-87.
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10.5076/e-codices-csg-0238 (
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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 238: Collected works: Etymological dictionary / excerpts from Genesis / Dicta Winitharii / Sent. I, 8 and 10 / De natura rerum / Excerpts from Etymolog. IX, 2 / De eccles. dogmatibus / Excerpts from Kings and prophets (
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9th century
8th century
Fully Painted, Initial, Ornamental, Schematic, Text Block
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Die schönsten Seiten der Schweiz. Geistliche und weltliche Handschriften / Trésors enluminés de Suisse. Manuscrits sacrés et profanes, M. Bernasconi Reusser, C. Flüeler, B. Roux (ed.), Cinisello Balsamo (Milano) 2020, 296-297, Nr. 68 (C. Dora).

Szirmai J. A., Carolingian Bindings in the Abbey Library of St Gall, in: Making the Medieval Book: Techniques of Production, ed. by L. L. Brownrigg. Proceedings of the Fourth Conference of The Seminar in the History of the Book to 1500, Oxford, July 1992, Anderson-Lovelace 1995, 157-179.

Cinzia Grifoni, A new witness of the third recension of ps.-Methodius’ Revelationes: Winithar’s manuscript Sankt Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, MS 238 and the role of Rome in human history, in: Early Medieval Europe 2014 22/4, 446-460.

cinziagrifoni · 01/24/2018, 10:36:58

In this article I describe the contents of the MS St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, 238, focusing in particular on Pseudo-Methodius' Revelationes in the so-called Third Recension, which I could detect among the texts of the manuscript (p. 385-392). Winithar adapted and integrated this work with biblical quotes, and then he gave it the new title De gentibus.

Büren, Veronika von, «Le De natura rerum de Winithar», in Carmen CODOÑER & Paulo Farmhouse ALBERTO (edd.), Wisigothica. After M. C. Díaz y Díaz, Firenze: Sismel – Edizioni del Galluzzo, 2014, pp. 387-404.

alvarocancela · 01/12/2015, 12:23:37

This paper deals with the text of Isidore's De Natura rerum, contained in this manuscript, with further discussion of some questions regarding its copyist, the well-known Winithar, as well as the Liber glossarum; from a stemmatic point of view CSG 238 is linked to some italian manuscripts.

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