|Country of Location:||
Country of LocationSwitzerland
|Library / Collection:||
Library / CollectionStiftsbibliothek
Settlement, shelfmarkCod. Sang. 760
Manuscript TitleIatromathematical housebook from the Southern German/Swiss region
CaptionPaper · 154 pp. · 21 × 15.5 cm · Southern Germany/Switzerland · around 1450
Manuscript SummaryThis manuscript, illustrated with numerous colored pen drawings, originated in a secular environment in Southern Germany or in Switzerland around the middle of the 15th century. It describes the signs of the zodiac, the planets, the four temperaments, and the four seasons regarding their influence on human health. This is followed by dietary guidelines primarily regarding bloodletting, but also regarding eating, drinking, sleeping, waking, resting and moving, as well as, in concrete terms, regarding bathing (illustration p. 101) or defecating (illustration p. 120). Most likely an amateur doctor with an interest in astronomy, from the Southern region of Germany, wrote the original text around 1400 and assembled it into a compendium. Later the text was repeatedly supplemented and modified. The last part (from p. 128 on) contains a prose and a poem version of the so-called letter from Pseudo-Aristotle to Alexander the Great, in which the Greek universal scholar advises the king on maintaining good health. (smu)
Standard descriptionScherrer Gustav, Verzeichniss der Handschriften der Stiftsbibliothek von St. Gallen, Halle 1875, S. 251.
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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier):||
DOI (Digital Object Identifier10.5076/e-codices-csg-0760 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5076/e-codices-csg-0760)
|IIIF Manifest URL:||
IIIF Manifest URLhttp://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/metadata/iiif/csg-0760/manifest.json
|How to quote:||
How to quoteSt. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 760: Iatromathematical housebook from the Southern German/Swiss region (http://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/csg/0760).
Additional literatureAdditional literature – St. Galler Bibliotheksnetz (SGBN) - Verbundkatalog
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