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Sub-project: Mellon 2011-2012

January 2011 - December 2012

Status: Completed

Financed by: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (http://www.mellon.org/)

Description: Further support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has enabled us to realize three key aims by the end of 2012: sustainability, interoperability and content. Safeguarding sustainability had main priority. The aim is to create a business model on which the basic operations of e-codices can be conducted without support from grant providers beginning in the year 2013. Expansion of interoperability involves the linkage of e-codices with various portals and the addition of specialized user tools. Content expansions involves presentation of an additional 100 manuscripts from a variety of libraries in Switzerland.

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Aarau, Aargauer Kantonsbibliothek, MsWettF 2
Parchment · 276 ff. · 40 x 30 cm · Zürich (?) · 1260-1280
Biblia Sacra

Part two (New Testament) of an illuminated three-volume bible (of which MsWettF 1 and MsWettF 2 remain), probably bequeathed to the cloister of Wettingen by Rudolph Schwerz, choirmaster of the Grossmunster Cathedral of Zurich and pastor of Altdorf. The origin of the Biblia Sacra is not documented, but it is assumed that it originated in the Zurich art circle. There is some text loss because certain initials have been cut out. (wue)

Online Since: 12/19/2011

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A VII 3
Parchment · 95 ff. · 22.5 x 17 cm · 9th century, 2-3/3
Psalterium graeco-latinum

In addition to Greek and Latin Psalms, written somewhere in continental Europe by Irish monks during the Carolingian period, this famous Basel codex also contains a brief series of devotions in Latin for private use, appended by the monks. The exact place where the manuscript was written and its various subsequent travels are unknown, although, based on one note, whose interpretation is under debate, some relation to the Abbey of St. Gall and/or to that of Bobbio is frequently mentioned. In about 1628-1630 the manuscript was listed in the catalog of the Amerbach family, then around 1672-1676 in that of Johannes Zwinger. (and)

Online Since: 03/22/2012

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, F II 29
Parchment · 236 ff. · 28 x 21.5 cm · 14th and 15th centuries; dating: Part II 1467, Part VII 1468 [?]
Thomas de Aquino, Adamus Bucfeldus: Expositiones super Aristotelem

The composite volume F II 29 consists of seven parts: Parts I-III (ff. 2-99), IV (ff. 100-121), and VI-VII (ff. 181-237) contain commentaries on Aristotle by Thomas Aquinas: Super libros Physicorum; Super libros Posteriorum Analyticorum; Super libros De Anima; Part V (ff. 122-180) contains the commentary by Adam of Buckfield on Aristotle’s Metaphysica Nova. The manuscript comes from the Domincan convent in Basel (ownership note f. 179vb). (mit)

Online Since: 03/22/2012

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Cleveland, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1955.74
Parchment · 1 f. · ca. 27 x 20 cm · Engelberg · 1143-1178
Gregory the Great, Morals in Job (Author portrait)

The upper half of the illustrated side contains a naked Job and his three friends, the lower half shows the author, Gregory the Great, inspired by the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove, and a Benedictine monk, portrayed in the usual manner of Petrus Diaconus, the latter probably drawn by a different artist. On the back is a Leonine couplet, which attributes the leaf unambiguously to Engelberg. The leaf is, according to P. Karl Stadler’s 1787 description, the original opening of the first volume of the Moralia Iob by Gregory the Great (Engelberg, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. 20, here immediately before f. 1). In the mid-19th century it was owned by Jacob Heinrich von Hefner-Alteneck (1811-1903) and was faithfully reproduced in his book Trachten des Mittelalters (1840-54, Vol. 1, Plate 57, p. 76f). In November 1953 the leaf was purchased from the J.H. Wade Fund for the Cleveland Museum of Art. (flu)

Online Since: 12/19/2011

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Cologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 173
Parchment · 99 ff. · 12 x 10.7 cm · France · second half of the 9th century
Augustinus Hipponensis, Retractationes; De haeresibus ad Quoduultdeum (Epistulae)

This exciting small manuscript from (northeastern) France was produced in the 9th century in the region of Paris-Reims and is notable for its fine script and rubricated title in Capitalis Rustica. In various places, individual alterations in a careful 12th century script are noticeable, such as on ff. 32-32v, as well as the additions of a few words (corrections?) on ff. 52v-53. (bib)

Online Since: 03/22/2012

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Cologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 174
Parchment · II + 338 + II ff. · 41.2 x 29 cm · France · 15th century
Giovanni Boccaccio, Des cas des nobles hommes et femmes (De casibus virorum illustrium), French translation by Laurent de Premierfait

This ethical work by Boccaccio, originally written between 1353 and 1356 and expanded in 1373, addresses the subject of the unevenness of fate. Manuscript copies of the work were frequently made; it was issued in print and translated into many languages. It enjoyed great popularity in Europe. The French translation by Laurent de Premierfait for Jean de Berry was equally popular, as evidenced by the 68 manuscript copies of this text still in existence. Unlike the Latin version, the French manuscripts display a rich iconographic accompaniment, most likely produced by Laurent de Premierfait himself. This is also the case with CB 174, which was produced during the 15th century in France. Each book opens with a small illustration (150 in all) portraying the “pitfalls” described in the text that follows. (bib)

Online Since: 03/22/2012

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Cologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 176
Parchment · I + 186 ff. · 29 x 27.5 cmf · Paris · 1471
Guillelmus Fichetus, Rhetorica

The Rhetorica, a work in Latin recording ten years teaching by Guillaume Fichet, is a witness to this „Art of Speaking“, treatments of which would soon disappear. This richly illuminated manuscript was written in 1471 at the Sorbonne in Paris (in the same year as the printed edition of the text). The manuscript begins with a large miniature portraying the author presenting his book to Princess Yolanda of Savoy. (bib)

Online Since: 03/22/2012

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Cologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 177
Parchment · 109 ff. · 23.7 x 16.4 cm · Northern Italy · beginning of the 12th century
Gariopontus of Salerno, Passionarius

This medical handbook by Gariopontus, who flourished in the mid-11th century in Salerno, systematically assembled in head-to-foot order writings already long known in the Latin speaking world (Galen’s Ad Glauconem de medendi methodo I-II with a Liber tercius by a pseudo-Galen, the Aurelius and Esculapius derived ultimately from the texts of Soranus of Ephesus, and an extract from the Therapeutica by Alexander of Tralles) in seven books. The work exercised a strong influence on the School of Salerno. It survives in more than 65 manuscripts, and three print issues were produced as early as the 16th century. The Bodmer manuscript from the early 12th century, like many other versions of this text, features numerous glosses. (gla)

Online Since: 03/22/2012

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Cologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 181
Parchment · III + 310 + II ff. · 37.5 x 27.5 cm · France · end of the 15th century
Flavius Iosephus, Antiquitates iudaicae

The 13 large illustrations in this French manuscript, written in the 15th century, were produced by one of the most important book decorators of the late middle ages : Jean Fouquet (BnF, ms. fr. 247). They are richly decorated with gold and cover two thirds of a page; a large number of initials adorned with flowers round out the illustrator’s iconographic program. The first page, which is missing, also certainly held a decorative illustration (Adam and Eve?). At the beginning of a prolog is a small miniature portraying the author writing the book. The Antiquitates iudaicae recounts the history of the Jewish nation from Genesis to the year 66 according to the modern western calendar. (bib)

Online Since: 03/22/2012

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Einsiedeln, Stiftsbibliothek, Codex 29(878)
Parchment · 239 pp. · 20 x 15.8 cm · Einsiedeln or southwestern Germany · 9th-10th centuries / 14th century
Composite manuscript

A composite manuscript written in the 9th, 10th and 14th centuries, probably in Einsiedeln or southwestern Germany. It contains, among other things, glosses on the Gospels, the Annales Heremi from the birth of Christ to the year 940, and various astronomical treatises, including the Sphaera by John of Sacrobosco and the Computus by Helpericus of Auxerre. (ber)

Online Since: 12/19/2011

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Einsiedeln, Stiftsbibliothek, Codex 32(1060)
Parchment · 358 pp. · 17.5/18 x 13 cm · 10th-12th century
[Anonymus]. Glossae. Tractatus de medicina

A composite manuscript consisting of sections from three datable periods, the first from the 10th century, the other two from the 12th century. The first part (1-222) contains glosses on Priscian, the second (223-310) a collection of medical tracts assembled by Constantinus Africanus, the third part (311-357) contains the Liber Tegni by Galen (129/131-199/201). (ber)

Online Since: 12/19/2011

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Einsiedeln, Stiftsbibliothek, Codex 166(413)
Parchment · 349 pp. · 28 x 19.5 cm · Engelberg · 12th century (1143-1197)
Ambrosius , Expositio Evangelii secundum Lucam

This manuscript contains the Expositio Evangelii secundum Lucam of Ambrosius of Milan. It was produced in Engelberg as a commission for Abbot Frowin (1143-1178), a fact indicated by the dedicatory verse on 1r. It also contains three illuminated initials with the motive of tendrils generally used during Frowin’s tenure. (ber)

Online Since: 12/19/2011

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Einsiedeln, Stiftsbibliothek, Codex 182(414)
Parchment · 168 pp. · 29 x 18.5 cm · Reichenau · 9th century (first half)
Alcuinus, Tractatus in epistolam ad Titum, Expositio in epistulam Pauli ad Philemonem, Expositio in epistulam ad Hebraeos

This manuscript contains the Tractatus super epistolam ad Titum, Expositio in epistulam Pauli ad Philemonem and Expositio in epistulam ad Hebraeos by Alcuin. It was probably produced at the time of Reginbert in the scriptorium at Reichenau. (ber)

Online Since: 12/19/2011

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Einsiedeln, Stiftsbibliothek, Codex 191(277)
Parchment · VI + 233 ff. · 31.8 x 23 cm · Northeastern France · 8th / 9th century
Canonum Collectio Quesnelliana

This collection contains, together with other texts, a collection of Canons of ecclesiastical law called the Collectio Quesnelliana. It was probably produced in a scriptorium in northeastern France and was later held by the Court Library of Charlemagne. In the 11th century it was placed in the Cologne Cathedral library, where it was annotated by Bernold von Konstanz. It was later owned by suffragan bishop of Constance Jakob Johann Mirgel (1559-1629) before making its way, together with a group of his books, to the cloister at Einsiedeln. (ber)

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Einsiedeln, Stiftsbibliothek, Codex 240(641)
Parchment · A-D + 468 + Y-Z pp. · 22 x 16.2 cm · Engelberg · 12th century (1143-1178)
Frowinus , Explanatio Dominicae Orationis

The principal text in this manuscript is the Explanatio Dominicae Orationis by Engelberg’s Abbot Frowin (†1178), who probably commissioned the volume, as indicated by the verses on the last page (468). The manuscript was probably brought to Einsiedeln at the beginning of the 17th century. (ber)

Online Since: 12/19/2011

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Einsiedeln, Stiftsbibliothek, Codex 319(645)
Parchment · a-b + 300 + y-z pp. · 22 x 15 cm · Einsiedeln · 10th-11th and 16th centuries
Composite manuscript

This composite manuscript is datable to the second half of the 10th century. It contains, among other items, the Annales Einsidlenses, Priscian’s De grammatica, a fragment of a text on the game of chess, and a calendar with obituary entries up to the 16th century. (ber)

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Einsiedeln, Stiftsbibliothek, Codex 321(647)
Parchment · 198 pp. · 22.1 x 16.8 cm · Einsiedeln · 9th-13th centuries
Composite manuscript

A composite manuscript containing various texts related to figuring Easter dates, two datable calendars, the first from 950 to 975 (4-16), the second from the 9th and 10th centuries (29-40), and the Quaestiones morales, which are datable to the 13th century. (ber)

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Einsiedeln, Stiftsbibliothek, Codex 339(1322)
Parchment · I-II + 320 pp. · 11.7 x 9 cm · Part 1. Switzerland/Germany (?); Part 2. Northern Italy/Switzerland (?) · 8th/9th centuries / 9th/10th centuries
Composite manuscript with grammatical and theological content

This manuscript consists of two parts, bound together for the first time during the 14th century in Einsiedeln and annotated by Heinrich von Ligerz. The first part (1-137), which contains three works by Priscian and one by Rufinus, was probably produced during the 9th/10th centuries in Switzerland or Germany. The second part (139-318) contains works by Isidore and is in part a palimpsest. It was written during the 8th/9th centuries in northern Italy or Switzerland, probably in the same scriptorium as Cod. Sang. 908. (ber)

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Einsiedeln, Stiftsbibliothek, Codex 360(177)
Parchment · 77 ff. · 24.8-25 x 33 cm · Engelberg · 12th century (1143-1178)
Isidorus , Libri originum (Fragmenta)

Contains works of Isidore of Seville: Libri originum (I-III e V-XX), De natura rerum, and letters exchanged between Isidore and Braulio of Zaragoza. The manuscript was assembled from an assortment of fragments that had been removed in the 19th century from law volumes held by the library of the chancery of St. Gerold in Vorarlberg. This volume was assembled at the request of Abbot Frowin of Engelberg (1143-1178), as indicated by dedicatory verses on f. 1r. (ber)

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Engelberg, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. 37
Parchment · 240 ff. · 29.5 x 20.2 cm · Engelberg · 1178-1197
Johannes Cassianus, Collationes Patrum

This copy of Cassian's Collationes contains on 1r a two-line ownership note attributing the codex to Abbot Berchtold of Engelberg (1178-1197) as well as the beginning of a dedicatory poem to the Virgin Mary, the monastery's patron saint. Both inscriptions also appear verbatim in the volumes that were written under Berchtold's predecessor Frowin (1143-1178). Decorated initials introduce each of the collationes, and sometimes the chapter-lists; between the collationes the text is divided with red decorated capitals. Tears and holes in the parchment have been artistically sewn up; of particular note are those on 48v and 190v. (grd)

Online Since: 10/04/2011

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