Select manuscript from this collection: Cod. Sang. 2  Cod. Sang. 759 Cod. Sang. 761  Cod. Sang. 2135  472/620
Country of Location:
Country of Location
Switzerland
Location:
Location
St. Gallen
Library / Collection:
Library / Collection
Stiftsbibliothek
Settlement, shelfmark:
Settlement, shelfmark
Cod. Sang. 760
Manuscript Title:
Manuscript Title
Iatromathematical housebook from the Southern German/Swiss region
Caption:
Caption
Paper · 154 pp. · 21 × 15.5 cm · Southern Germany/Switzerland · around 1450
Language:
Language
German
Manuscript Summary:
Manuscript Summary
This 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 description:
Standard description
Scherrer Gustav, Verzeichniss der Handschriften der Stiftsbibliothek von St. Gallen, Halle 1875, S. 251.
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DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
DOI (Digital Object Identifier
10.5076/e-codices-csg-0760 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5076/e-codices-csg-0760)
Permanent link:
Permanent link
http://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/csg/0760
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How to quote
St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 760: Iatromathematical housebook from the Southern German/Swiss region (http://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/csg/0760).
Online Since:
Online Since
09/23/2014
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Additional literature
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