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St. Gallen, Stiftsarchiv (Abtei Pfäfers)

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St. Gallen, Stiftsarchiv (Abtei Pfäfers), Cod. Fab. II
Parchment · 305 ff. · 29 x 19 cm · St. Gall / Reichenau (?) · 11th century
Gregorius I. Papa

The homilies of Gregory the Great in an 11th century script, with red initials and captions. The work was already included in a 10th/11th century book catalog as being held in Pfafers, and it remained in the cloister library after the devastating fire of 1665 as well as after secularization in 1838. On the front and back flyleaves and pastedowns are fragments of the Historia ecclesiastica by Eusebius Caesariensis (9th/10th century). (kur)

Online Since: 12/21/2009

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St. Gallen, Stiftsarchiv (Abtei Pfäfers), Cod. Fab. III
Parchment · 165 ff. · 25.5 x 19 cm · first half of the 11th century
Lectionarium missae

Dating from the first half of the 11th century, this is the oldest surviving lectionary from Pfäfers Abbey; it probably was created in the monastery’s scriptorium. (kur)

Online Since: 10/08/2015

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St. Gallen, Stiftsarchiv (Abtei Pfäfers), Cod. Fab. VI
Parchment · 135 ff. · 26-27 x 17-20 cm · 12th-14th century
Missale, Lectionarium

This volume, assembled in the 14th century from four originally separate pieces, probably was the missal for the chapel at St. Margrethenberg (Sampans) above Pfäfers. The chants in parts 1 (1r-63v, 12th century), 2 (64r-77v, 13th-14th century) and 4 (129r-131v, 12th century) contain neumes, part 3 (78r-128v, 14th century) is in square notation. (kur)

Online Since: 10/08/2015

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St. Gallen, Stiftsarchiv (Abtei Pfäfers), Cod. Fab. X
Parchment · 115 ff. · 24-25 x 16.5-17 cm · Southwestern Germany · first half of the 9th century
Passiones sanctorum: Gregorius I. Papa, Dialogi

Composite manuscript containing a contemporary version of the Versus de bello Fontanetico, a poem on the battle of Fontenoy-en-Puisaye on June 25, 841. (erh)

Online Since: 12/19/2011

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St. Gallen, Stiftsarchiv (Abtei Pfäfers), Cod. Fab. XI
Parchment · 169 ff. · 23.5-24 x 16.5 cm · Pfäfers · 10th/11th centuries
Pope Gregory I, Dialogues

This manuscript was produced at the monastery of Pfäfers before ca. 1020 and contains the Dialogues of Pope Gregory I. A guard-leaf containing an important fragment of a Passion Play in German from the early fourteenth century has been removed during a recent restoration. (erh)

Online Since: 03/22/2012

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St. Gallen, Stiftsarchiv (Abtei Pfäfers), Cod. Fab. XII
Parchment · 244 ff. · 25-26 x 19 cm · 9th and 9th century
Vitae Sanctorum; Remigius Altissiodorensis

Composite manuscript of hagiographic character containing the lives of Saints Colomban, Eustacius, Gall, Otmar, Nicholas of Myre, Augustine, Meinrad, Walburga, Sigismond, Alexis, and Aper as well as a commentary on the Gospel of Matthew by Remigius of Auxerre. (erh)

Online Since: 12/19/2011

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St. Gallen, Stiftsarchiv (Abtei Pfäfers), Cod. Fab. XIII
Parchment · 127 ff. · 26.5–27.5 x 17–17.5 cm · southern German region / Switzerland / Lake Constance region (?) · beginning or first half of the 9th century
Vitas patrum

The Pfafers manuscript of the Vitas Patrum or Adhortationes sanctorum patrum ad profectum perfectionis monachorum was produced during the first half of the 9th century. It contains teachings of the fathers of Christian monasticism, who were extremely well received during the middle ages and had a strong influence on hagiography. This text was written by one hand and includes black, red and yellow filled initials and captions. On the front and back pastedowns are fragments of a homiliarium. (kur)

Online Since: 12/21/2009

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St. Gallen, Stiftsarchiv (Abtei Pfäfers), Cod. Fab. XVI
Paper · 124 ff. · 29.5 x 21.5 cm · Upper Rhine (?) · second quarter of the 15th century
Jean de Mandeville, Antichrist (Travels of Sir John Mandeville) - with illustrations

Manuscript on paper from the library of the Abbey of Pfäfers, dissolved in 1838, containing the German translation by Otto of Diemeringen, widely disseminated in the late middle ages, of Jean de Mandeville's Travels. The Manuscript is illustrated with richly colored pen and ink drawings, which provide cultural and historical insights into this period. (kur)

Online Since: 10/15/2007

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St. Gallen, Stiftsarchiv (Abtei Pfäfers), Cod. Fab. XXX
Parchment · 78 ff. · 24.5 x 15 cm · Churrätien · first half of the 9th century
Lex Romana Curiensis

Like Cod. Sang. 722, this manuscript contains an important, but incomplete, copy of the Lex Romana Curiensis, a private literary work in the Gallo-Franco tradition of the "breviary literature" based on the Lex Romana Visigothorum. At the end, the rhaetic sub-deacon Orsicinus signs as a copyist. (erh)

Online Since: 12/19/2011

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St. Gallen, Stiftsarchiv (Abtei Pfäfers), Cod. Fab. 1
Parchment · 91 ff. · 31 x 20.5 cm · Churrätien · first quarter of the 9th century / 9th-14th centuries
Evangelistary ("Liber viventium")

The Liber viventium Fabariensis is likely the most important surviving work of Rhaetish book art. This manuscript was originally designed as an Evangelistary and richly adorned with initials, frames for canonical tables and full-page illustrations of the symbols of the four evangelists. Starting in 830 the names of monks who joined the monastic community were listed in the empty canonical table frames, together with living and deceased benefactors of the abbey. In addition to its function as evangelistary, memorial and record of the monastic brotherhood, the Liber viventium was later also used to preserve the historial records and treasure catalog of Pfäfers Abbey. Because of the legal importance of the Liber viventium up to modern times, the volume is housed in the archival collection of Pfäfers Abbey. (kur)

Online Since: 06/02/2010

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St. Gallen, Stiftsarchiv (Abtei Pfäfers), Cod. Fab. 2
Parchment · 78 ff. · 28 x 19 cm · Southwestern Germany · 1080-1090 / around 1400 / last quarter of the 15th century
Liber aureus (Evangelistary)

Liber Aureus, the Golden Book of Pfäfers, was originally produced in about 1080/90 as an Evangelistary, decorated with artistic portraits of the four evangelists. The free space left between the readings was used in the 14th century for the recording of "Weistümern" (judicial sentences). (kur)

Online Since: 06/02/2010

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St. Gallen, Stiftsarchiv (Abtei Pfäfers), Fragm. Fab. IV
Parchment · 1 f. · 17-17.5 x 13-13.5 cm · first third of the 14th century
Passion Play (Fragment)

A parchment double leaf containing a fragment of a Passion Play in German, including neumes. It can be dated to approximates the first third of the 14th century. It was likely used as a paste-down in a 14th century rebinding of the 10th/11th century Cod. Fab. XI and was cut down for this purpose, so that a portion of the text was lost. The subsequent detachment of the fragment caused an additional loss of text. (ber)

Online Since: 03/22/2012

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