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St. Gallen
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Cod. Sang. 559
Manuscript Title:
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Lives of Ancient Roman Saints
Parchment · 266 pp. · 28 x 21.5 cm · St. Gall · around 900
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A collection of lives of ancient Roman saints (among them Sebastian, Agnes and Emerentia, Agatha, Lucia, Blandina) as well as a copy of the Vita of Saint Vedastus, Bishop of Arras, by Alcuin of York. The manuscript contains the sermon “De ieiunio” (On fasting) by St. Ambrose. The codex was written in about 900, most likely at the Abbey of St. Gall. (smu)
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Scarpatetti Beat Matthias von, Die Handschriften der Stiftsbibliothek St. Gallen, Bd. 1: Abt. IV: Codices 547-669: Hagiographica, Historica, Geographica, 8.-18. Jahrhundert, Wiesbaden 2003, S. 38-40.
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Scherrer Gustav, Verzeichniss der Handschriften der Stiftsbibliothek von St. Gallen, Halle 1875, S. 177.
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10.5076/e-codices-csg-0559 (
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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 559: Lives of Ancient Roman Saints (
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Additional literature – St. Galler Bibliotheksnetz (SGBN) - Verbundkatalog
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