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Location: St. Gallen
Library / Collection: Stiftsbibliothek
Shelfmark: Cod. Sang. 625
Manuscript title: Romance of Alexander
Caption: Parchment · 340 pp. · 25 x 19.5 cm · Dürnstein · 1454
Language: Bavarian, German
Manuscript summary: A copy of the "Alexanderroman" (Romance of Alexander) by physician, translator and poet Johannes Hartlieb (1468) of Munich. This is the exemplar that Hartlieb had produced for Duke Albrecht III. of Bavaria (1451-1460) and his wife Anna of Braunschweig by calligrapher Johannes Frauendorfer of Thierenstein in the year 1454, using a professional Bastarda script. It is illustrated with 45 six-by-thirteen-line fully colored initials, possibly by the hand of Bavarian miniaturist Hans Rot. Decorations include numerous simple and intricate vine borders with acanthus leaves, in which a wide variety of animals frolic, and in which one can find many of the flowers of the region. The Romance of Alexander remained one of the most popular prose romances in the German language until 1500. (smu)
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DOI (Digital Object Identifier): 10.5076/e-codices-csg-0625
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How to quote: St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 625: Romance of Alexander
Online since: 07/31/2009
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External resources: Handschriftencensus – Eine Bestandesaufnahme der handschriftlichen Überlieferung deutschsprachiger Texte des Mittelalters
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