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St. Gallen
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Cod. Sang. 1164
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Composite manuscript of partly medical contents from the 15th century
Paper · II + 146 + II pp. · 20.5 x 14.8 cm · Konstanz (?) · 15th century
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This 15th century paper manuscript was written in the Alemannic region; around 1500 it belonged to a women named Anna Wiechbalmer. This as yet little studied composite manuscript contains, among others, legends written in prose on the life of Saint Clare of Assisi in German (pp. 118) and excerpts from the German Lucidarius, a popular book that offers theological and scientific knowledge in a question and answer format (pp. 1948). The manuscript contains numerous medical recipes, especially about the healing power of different plants (pp. 4974; pp. 138145), blessings against worms (p. 74), against ulcers (pp. 101102), and for livestock (pp. 127128), as well as a poem about the plague (pp. 132134) written by Hans Andree, a (lay) physician working in Konstanz, including rules of conduct in case of an occurrence of the plague. Sentences by mystics and other spiritual texts (pp. 77101, pp. 103104), excerpts from the work Die 24 Alten des Otto von Passau (pp. 105119), and German language hymns, songs and prayers (pp. 129131; pp. 135138), among them a German version of the first stanza of Media vita in morte sumus) on p. 131 complete the manuscript. At the beginning (p. B), there is a rudimentary table of contents by the librarian P. Franz Weidmann (1774−1843). (smu)
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Scherrer Gustav, Verzeichniss der Handschriften der Stiftsbibliothek von St. Gallen, Halle 1875, S. 418-419.
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Katalog der datierten Handschriften in der Schweiz in lateinischer Schrift vom Anfang des Mittelalters bis 1550, Dietikon-Zürich, 1991, III, S. 98, Nr. 272.
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10.5076/e-codices-csg-1164 (
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