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Sub-project: Another thirty medieval manuscripts from the Abbey Library of St. Gall

June 2012 - February 2013

Status: Completed

Financed by: Kanton St.Gallen Kulturförderung / Swisslos, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Description: Support from the St. Gall lottery fund has enabled e-codices to make accessible 30 more medieval manuscripts from the Abbey Library of St. Gall. The digital reproduction of this selection of manuscripts was made possible in 2010 by support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 175
Parchment · 360 pp. · 38 x 28.2 cm · St. Gall · 9th century
Augustinus, Epistola 174 (ad Aurelium); De trinitate libri XV

This is a copy, produced in St. Gall in the 9th century, of De trinitate libri XV by the Church Father Augustine. His letter to Aurelius (letter 174) serves as a preface to the work. The manuscript remains in its original binding and contains several corrections by the St. St. Gall monk Ekkehart IV from the 11th century. On p. 356 there is a pen sketch of a man with sword and shield; an almost identical figure can also be found in Cod. Sang. 276, p. 271 (here etched with a stylus). (sno)

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 180
Parchment · 242 pp. · 16-16.5 x 24-24.5 cm · St. Gall · first third of the 9th century
Augustinus, In epistolam Iohannis ad Parthos tractatus X

Commentary on the Epistle of John by the Church Father Augustine. This copy was produced in St. Gall around the first third of the 9th century and remains in its original binding. On p. 1-4 and 239-241, it also contains readings for the liturgy. (sno)

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 210
Parchment · 254 pp. · 28.7 x 19.2 cm · St. Gall · around 800
Gregory the Great, Moralia in Hiob, Lib. 32–35

Copy of books 32 to 35 of Pope Gregory the Great’s Moralia in Hiob, written in Alemannic minuscule at the monastery ofSt. Gall toward the end of the 8th century. (smu)

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 212
Parchment · 330 pp. · 24.5 x 17 cm · St. Gall · around 800
Gregory the Great, Homiliae in Ezechielem XIII–XXII

Copy of Pope Gregory the Great’s homilies 13 to 22 on the Old Testament Book of Ezekiel, written at the monastery ofSt. Gall toward the end of the 8th century in a „gleichmässigen, breiten, gut proportionierten kalligraphischen älteren St. Galler Minuskel“ (Bruckner) [uniform, wide, well-proportioned calligraphic older St. Gall minuscule] . The beginning of each homily is decorated with small colored initials. (smu)

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 219
Parchment · 234 pp. · 22 x 15.8 cm · St. Gall · around 850
Gregory the Great, Regula pastoralis

Copy of Pope Gregory the Great’s Regula pastoralis, carefully written by a practiced hand at the monastery ofSt. Gall around the middle of the 9th century. The manuscript contains a great number of glosses in Latin and Old High German made by quill and stylus. (smu)

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 220
Parchment · 360 pp. · 14.2-14.3 x 19.8 cm · 10th century
Gregory the Great, Regula pastoralis

Copy of Pope Gregory the Great’s Regula pastoralis, written by a variety of hands in the 10th century at an unknown scriptorium, probably not in St. Gall. In the first half of the 20th century, several 5th century fragments were removed from the binding of this manuscript. (smu)

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 221
Parchment · 397 pp. · 20.5 x 12.5 cm · Müstair? Burgundy? Switzerland? · 750/800
Collection of patristic manuscripts: among others Gregory the Great, Homiliae in evangelia

Manuscript compilation from the second half of the 8th century, written and decorated with several extraordinary initials, possibly at a “Swiss center under Burgundian or Irish influence” (Bruckner) or instead “in western Alemannia or in eastern Burgundy” (Bischoff), perhaps also in Müstair. The manuscript contains large parts of - but not in full - Pope Gregory the Great’s († 604) homilies on the Gospels (Homiliae in evangelia), as well as excerpts from authentic and inauthentic works by Augustine († 430) and Caesarius of Arles († 542). (smu)

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 224
Parchment · 222 pp. · 16-16.5 x 23 cm · St. Gall (?) · first third of the 9th century
Isidorus, Liber differentiarum II; Augustinus, Enchiridion ad Laurentium de fide spe et caritate

This is a copy, probably produced in St. Gall in the first third of the 9th century, of writings by Isidore of Seville (Book 2 of the Liber differentiarum) and by the Church Father Augustine (Enchiridion ad Laurentium de fide spe et caritate; parts of some chapters are missing). The manuscript remains in its original binding. (sno)

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 244
Parchment · 518 pp. · 30.4 x 21.9 cm · St. Gall · beginning of the 11th century
Ambrosius Autpertus, Expositio in Apocalypsin (Lib. I–V)

This is a careful copy, significant in terms of textual history, of books I to V of the Expositio in Apocalypsin by Ambrosius Autpertus († 784), presbyter and abbot, originally from southern Gaul, but active in the southern Italian monastery of San Vincenzo al Volturno. The copy, transcribed from a lost 9th century Reichenau manuscript, was made at the monastery of St. Gall. (smu)

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 245
Parchment · 518 pp. · 27.5 x 20.5 cm · St. Gall · beginning of the 11th century
Ambrosius Autpertus, Expositio in Apocalypsin (Lib. VI–X)

This is a copy, significant in terms of textual history, of books VI to X of the Expositio in Apocalypsin by Ambrosius Autpertus († 784), presbyter and abbot, originally from southern Gaul, but active in the southern Italian monastery of San Vincenzo al Volturno. The copy, transcribed by a variety of hands from a lost 9th century Reichenau manuscript, was made at the monastery of St. Gall. It contains multiple glosses by the hand of the monk Ekkehard IV. (smu)

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 272
Parchment · 247 pp. · 11-11.5 x 18.5 cm · Tours (?) · beginning of the 9th century
Composite manuscript with theological works by Alcuin of York; also contains Alcuin’s Carmina 123 (Epitaphium Alcuini) and 112 (Dum sedeas laetus)

This composite manuscript from the 9th century was probably produced in Tours. It contains various theological works by Alcuin of York (around 730-804): De virtutibus et vitiis; De fide sanctae et individuae trinitatis; De trinitate et ad Fredegisum quaestiones XXVIII; De animae ratione ad Eulaliam virginem. Also included in the manuscript are the Epitaphium Alcuini (carm. 123) and Alcuin’s Carmen 112 Dum sedeas laetus (an inscription for an unknown abbey church), which has been preserved only in this manuscript. On p. 245 there is a brief historical note regarding Charlemagne’s Divisio Regnorum from 806. This note is written in the same hand as Alcuin’s Carmen 112 and contains a reference to the date of the writing: Anno dcccvi ab incarnatione domini indictione xiiii anno xxxviii regnante karolo imperatore viii idus februarii die veneris divisum est regnum illius iter filiis suis quantum unusquis post illum habet et ego alia die hoc opus perfeci. On p. 247 there is a pen trial of the antiphon Quid vobis videtur de Christo? Cuius filius est? (Hesbert, Corpus antiphonalium officii, no. 4533), the first four words of which are marked with neumes. (sno)

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 273
Parchment · 238 pp. · 14-14.5 x 12-12.5 cm · St. Gall (?) · second half of the 9th century
Composite manuscript containing, among other items, works by Columbanus, Symphosius, Claudianus and Alcuin of York

This copy from the second half of the 9th century may have been produced in St. Gall. It contains the following works: Poetae scholastici XII (incomplete); Symphosius, Enigmata; Columbanus Versus ad Hunaldum, ad Sethum, ad Fetolium; Claudianus, Giganthomachia; Alcuin of York, De dialectica; Dialogus de rhetorica et de virtutibus (with diagrams on pp. 224-236). (sno)

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 274
Parchment · 66 pp. · 19-19.5 x 25-26 cm · St. Gall (?) · middle of the 9th century
Ps.-Augustinus, Categoriae decem ex Aristotele decerptae

In this manuscript, the pseudo-Augustinian work Categoriae decem ex Aristotele decerptae bears the title Cathegoriae Aristotelis ab Augustino translatae ad filium suum Adeodatum. It is preceded by a fragment from Book 1 of the Periphyseon by Johannes Scottus Eriugena (about categories) and by verses by Alcuin of York to Charlemagne. From its inception, this copy of uncertain origin from the middle of the 9th century was designed to be glossed; the wide central column of text is surrounded by marginal glosses as well as several interlinear glosses. (sno)

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 275
Parchment · 302 pp. · 23.5 x 32 cm · West Franconian empire (Tours?) · first third of the 9th century
Alcuinus, Expositio in Iohannis evangelium

This copy of a commentary on the Gospel of John by Alcuin of York (about 730-804) was produced in the first third of the 9th century, probably in the West Franconian empire, possibly in Tours. The flyleaf shows traces of a page from Vergilius Sangallensis (Cod. Sang. 1394). (sno)

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 276
Parchment · 280 pp. · 17.2-18.2 x 24-24.5 cm · southern region of Germany (?) · second half and middle of the 9th century
Composite manuscript with theological works by Alcuin of York; also contains excerpts from Augustine’s De perfectione iustitiae hominis

The manuscript consists of two codices bound together (p. 1-149 and 150-279). The first part dates from the second half of the 9th century, the second from the middle of the 9th century. The volume was privately owned by the St. Gall Abbot Grimald (841-872); however, it was probably written not in St. Gall, but at least in part at a scriptorium in the southern region of Germany. It contains various works by Alcuin of York (about 730-804): De fide sanctae et individuae trinitatis; De trinitate et ad Fredegisum quaestiones XXVIII; De animae ratione ad Eulaliam virginem; Dialogus de rhetorica et de virtutibus (with diagrams p. 210-217); De Dialectica (with diagram p. 270). The codex further contains excerpts (chapters 2-11) from De perfectione iustitiae hominis by the Church Father Augustine (in the codex under the titel Adnotatio interrogationum caelesti pelagiani et responsionum sancti augustini). On p. 148 there is a 13th century pen trial of the alleluia Conversus Iesus ad mariam dixit ei fides tua te salvum fecit vade in pace (with neumes); on p. 218 (11th/12th century) the antiphon Conspicit in celis mens prudens Ezechielis (with neumes) as well as the responsorium Martir sancta dei quae flagrans igne fidei (without neumes). On p. 271 there is the figure of a man with sword and shield etched with a stylus; an almost identical figure can be found in Cod. Sang. 175, p. 356 (there as a pen sketch). (sno)

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 278
Parchment · 514 pp. · 25.6 x 19 cm · St. Gall · 850/880
Amalarius of Metz, De ecclesiasticis officiis libri IV

This is an unadorned copy, significant in terms of textual history, of the De ecclesiasticis officiis libri IV (also referred to as Liber officialis) by liturgist and Archbishop Amalarius of Metz († around 850); it was written at the monastery ofSt. Gall around 820, probably under Deputy-Abbot and Abbot Hartmut (872-883). Between book 3 and book 4, inserted on pages 349 to 361, the manuscript contains five letters by Amalarius of Metz to various addressees. (smu)

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 292
Parchment · 210 pp. · 11.6 x 15.2 cm · St. Gall (?) · part 1: 11th century / part 2: 11th or 12th century
Glossaria diversa

The manuscript consists of two codices bound together (part 1: pp. 1-198; part 2: pp. 199-210), written by several hands. At least the first, older part was probably produced in St. Gall. It contains various various glossaries (Latin-Latin as well as Latin-Old High German) of the Bible, of hagiographic texts (Abdias, Historica Apostolica; Sulpicius Severus, Vita S. Martini), grammatical works (Priscian, Institutio de arte grammatica; Donat, Ars grammatica), and writings by Christian authors (Prudentius; Sedulius; Sedulius Scottus, De greca), furthermore glossaries of herbs, a medical paper, and an incomplete astronomical treatise. (sno)

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 299
Parchment · 336 pp. · 22.6 x 16 cm · St. Gall · second half of the 9th century
Glossaria diversa

Compilation of various types of glossaries: Biblical glossaries, glossaries of texts by Church Fathers (such as the Letter of Jerome to Marcella or Pope Gregory the Great’s homilies on the Gospels). A Latin word from the respective text is followed by a Latin explanation or by a vernacular (Alemannic) translation. The manuscript also contains glossaries of technical terms (such as of the canons, of birds, fish, medicine, kinship terms). These glossaries, which were compiled by several monks from the monastery of St. Gall in the second half of the 9th century, are among the oldest records of the German language. The majority of the parchment pages in the first half of the manuscript are damaged at the top edge. (sno)

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 343
Parchment · 780 pp. · 28 x 18.7-19.2 cm · St. Gall · 11th century / 14th century
Plenary missal (calendar, sequentiary, gradual, sacramentary, lectionary)

This plenary missal, produced in St. Gall, which contains all chants and prayers of the Mass, consists of the following parts, written partly in the 11th and partly in the 14th century: liturgical calendar; sequences (without melodies); gradual; Masses (with prayers, readings, and chants for the Proper of the Mass); Canon of the Mass; sacramentary; lectionary. On p. 232 (opposite the Te igitur), there is a full-page picture of the crucifixion with two kneeling monks. (sno)

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 363
Paper · 335 pp. · 30.5 x 21.5 cm · Dominican Cloister of St. Gall (Elisabeth Muntprat) · 1483
Plenary from the Dominican Cloister of St. Gall

German language lectionary with the Epistles and Gospel readings according to the Church year (Proprium de tempore; Proprium de sanctis and Commune sanctorum) from the Dominican Cloister of St. Katharina in St. Gall, copied in the year 1483 from a model belonging to the Cloister of St. Katherine in Nurnberg by Elisabeth Muntprat, one of the convent’s most diligent scribes. Texts from the manuscript were read aloud during the Dominican nuns’ meals. Several colored woodcuts are pasted into the manuscript, which came to the Abbey Library of St. Gall around 1780. (smu)

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