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Schaffhausen, Staatsarchiv

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Schaffhausen, Staatsarchiv, Allerheiligen F 2
Paper · 43 ff. · 22.5 x 15.5 cm · Schaffhausen · 1467
Book of Founders of the monastery ofAllerheiligen (All Saints) at Schaffhausen

This codex, assembled in 1467, is the central portion of a miscellany including the Lucidarius (Zürich, Zentralbibliothek C 215) and the Schaffhauser Weltgerichtsspiel (Zürich, Zentralbibliothek C 216). The Book of Founders, written by Johannes Trechsel, contains legendary tales of the lives and works of the 12th century Counts of Nellenburg who founded the monastery of Allerheiligen. It also contains stories about the successful reform of the cloister. (rue)

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Schaffhausen, Staatsarchiv, Fragment 1
Parchment · 2 ff. · 18-20 x 20 cm · second quarter of the 9th century
Versus de mensibus

This bifolio contains a fragment of Versus de mensibus and served as a binding for Daniel Schwenter's Geometria practica. The fragment's date of origin is the 2nd quarter of the 9th century. (rue)

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Schaffhausen, Staatsarchiv, Fragment 2
Parchment · 2 ff. · 27 x 21.5 cm · Western Germany or Eastern France · end of the 9th century
Collectio canonum Dionysio-Hadriana

This fragment of the Collectio canonum Dionysio-Hadriana, a double leaf from the end of the 9th century, served as a binding for the urbarium of the church at Barzheim (Canton of Schaffhausen) from 1636. (rue)

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Schaffhausen, Staatsarchiv, Fragment 3
Parchment · 2 ff. · 21.5 x 17.5 cm · first half of the 14th century
Rudolf von Ems

This fragment contains two passages from Barlaam und Josaphat by Rudolph von Ems. This double leaf was removed from the front cover of the account record of All Saints'Abbey with income for 1545-46 (Allerheiligen AA 1/1545-1546). Rudolf von Ems used a Latin model as the basis for his romance Barlaam und Josaphat, which consisted of 16,244 verses. Composed in about 1225 for a courtly audience, the work enjoyed great popularity during the late Middle Ages. (rue)

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Schaffhausen, Staatsarchiv, Urk. 238
Parchment · 29 ff. · 22 x 13.5 cm · Schaffhausen · around 1300
Schaffhausen "Richtebrief"

The "Richtebrief", written in or about 1300 is the oldest codex in the collection that was written outside the monastery. It contains laws protecting individuals and regulating business and trade, a series of regulations for ensuring the independence of the city, and laws for the constitution of Schaffhausen. It is likely that the creation of this "Richtebrief" is a result of the political alliances Schaffhausen had built with Zurich, Constance and St. Gall. Thus, the first part of the manuscript follows the model of a document from Constance, while the second follows a model from Zurich. (rue)

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