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Sub-project: Virtual Manuscript Library of Switzerland

January 2008 - December 2011

Status: Completed

Financed by: e-lib.ch

Description: With the financial backing of e-lib.ch (the Swiss Electronic Library), a total of 100 manuscripts from various Swiss Libraries has been digitized by the end of the year 2011. e-lib.ch is a joint project of the Swiss University Conference, the ETH-Board (Board of the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology) and the Federal Office for Professional Education and Technology (OPET). This subproject has been commissioned by the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences (SAGW).Steering Committee: Prof. Rudolf Gschwind and Prof. Dr. Lukas Rosenthaler, Imaging and Media Lab, Universität Basel; Barbara Roth PhD, Manuscript Conservator, Bibliothèque de Genève; Dr. Heidi Eisenhut, Director of the Kantonsbibliothek Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Trogen.

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Aarau, Aargauer Kantonsbibliothek, MsMurF 3
Parchment · 100 ff. · 31 x 24 cm · Muri (?) · 1508
Pontificale Murense

Pontifical rites for Johannes Feierabend, Abbot of the Cloister at Muri from 1500 through 1508. On July 12, 1507 Pope Julius II conferred the pontifical upon Abbot Johannes Feierabend and his successors. (pel)

Online Since: 11/03/2009

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Aarau, Aargauer Kantonsbibliothek, MsMurF 31a
Parchment · 6 ff. · 39 x 16.5-17.5 cm / 6 x 13-16 cm · Alemannic region · middle of the 13th century
Osterspiel von Muri

The Osterspiel von Muri (Easter Play of Muri) is the oldest known rhyming dramatic piece in German. The author is unknown. Linguistic analyses lead to the conclusion that the work originated in the middle or western region of the area where high Alemannic was spoken. The surviving portion of the Osterspiel indicates a true spoken drama, without Latin or musical elements. (pel)

Online Since: 04/15/2010

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Aarau, Aargauer Kantonsbibliothek, MsWettF 15
Parchment · 175 ff. · 30 x 21.5 cm · 1270-1280
Hugo Argentinensis; Guilelmus Rothwell

Likely the oldest surviving exemplars of the Compendium theologicae veritatis by Hugo Argentinensis (Hugo Ripelin of Strasburg) and the Quaestiones super quatuor libros sententiarumby William Rothwell. Probably from the bequest of Rudolf Schwerz, Zurich choirmaster and pastor of Altdorf. (pel)

Online Since: 11/04/2010

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Aarau, Aargauer Kantonsbibliothek, MsWettF 16: 1
Paper · VIII + 1168 pp. · 37.5 x 24 cm · Wettingen · 1576
Silbereisen: Chronicon Helvetiae, Part I

A richly illustrated Swiss chronicle in three parts, or books. The newest and most comprehensive book (Part I) contains the origin and history of the Confederation up to the 14th century. The oldest book (Part II) contains a description of the Burgundian wars of the 15th century. The subsequent book (Part III) describes selected events from the history of the Confederation during the 15th and 16th centuries, such as the deposition of Hans Waldmann (1489) and the Battle of Marignano (1515), and contains an illustrated catalog of ordnance captured in the Swabian War of 1499. (pel)

Online Since: 11/03/2009

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Aarau, Aargauer Kantonsbibliothek, MsWettF 16: 2
Paper · VI + 262 + III ff. · 34.7 x 24 cm · Wettingen · 1572
Silbereisen: Chronicon Helvetiae, Part II

A richly illustrated Swiss chronicle in three parts, or books. The newest and most comprehensive book (Part I) contains the origin and history of the Confederation up to the 14th century. The oldest book (Part II) contains a description of the Burgundian wars of the 15th century. The subsequent book (Part III) describes selected events from the history of the Confederation during the 15th and 16th centuries, such as the deposition of Hans Waldmann (1489) and the Battle of Marignano (1515), and contains an illustrated catalog of ordnance captured in the Swabian War of 1499. (pel)

Online Since: 11/03/2009

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Aarau, Aargauer Kantonsbibliothek, MsWettF 16: 3
Paper · IV + 126 + V ff. · 38.1 x 23.5 cm · Wettingen · 1572
Silbereisen: Chronicon Helvetiae, Part III

A richly illustrated Swiss chronicle in three parts, or books. The newest and most comprehensive book (Part I) contains the origin and history of the Confederation up to the 14th century. The oldest book (Part II) contains a description of the Burgundian wars of the 15th century. The subsequent book (Part III) describes selected events from the history of the Confederation during the 15th and 16th centuries, such as the deposition of Hans Waldmann (1489) and the Battle of Marignano (1515), and contains an illustrated catalog of ordnance captured in the Swabian War of 1499. (pel)

Online Since: 11/03/2009

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Aarau, Aargauer Kantonsbibliothek, MsWettFm 1
Parchment · 270 ff. · 60 x 40-41.5 cm · Cologne · 1330-1335
Graduale oesa, Proprium de tempore, pars hiemalis

The first volume of the three-part so-called "Wettinger Graduale", made in Cologne for a cloister of Augustinian hermits, transferred from Zurich to the Cistercian cloister of Wettingen after the Reformation. The illuminated initials in this first volume are the work of the "Old Master of the Gradual" (Willehalm-Meister). (pel)

Online Since: 11/04/2010

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Aarau, Aargauer Kantonsbibliothek, MsWettFm 3
Parchment · 209 ff. · 61 x 41 cm · Cologne · 1330-1335
Graduale oesa, Proprium de sanctis

The third volume of the three-part so-called "Wettinger Graduale", made in Cologne for a cloister of Augustinian hermits, transferred from Zurich to the Cistercian cloister of Wettingen after the Reformation. The illuminated initials in this third volume, like those in the second (MsWettFm 2) are the work of the "Younger Master of the Gradual". (pel)

Online Since: 11/04/2010

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, AN II 3
Parchment · 232 ff. · 29 x 20.5 cm · Basel · 1460-1567
Matriculation Register of the Rectorate of the University of Basel, Volume 1 (1460-1567)

The Matriculation Register of the Basel Rectorate, recorded in manuscript form from 1460 to 2000, contains semester and annual information notices added by each successive rector as well as lists of enrolled students, thus providing an important resource for the history of the University of Basel. In addition, Vol. 1 contains records in illustrations and text of the opening of the university. The rich book decoration in the first three volumes is particularly notable. The work of 3 centuries, it is easily datable due to the chronogical order in which it was added and thus provides a welcome demonstration of the art of miniature painting in Basel. (mit)

Online Since: 12/21/2010

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, AN II 4
Parchment · 239 ff. · 30 x 20 cm · Basel · 1568-1653
Matriculation Register of the Rectorate of the University of Basel, Volume 2 (1586-1653)

The Matriculation Register of the Basel Rectorate, recorded in manuscript form from 1460 to 2000, contains annual information notices added by each successive rector as well as lists of enrolled students. The rich book decoration in the first three volumes is particularly notable. The work of 3 centuries, it is easily datable due to the chronogical order in which it was added and thus provides a welcome demonstration of the art of miniature painting in Basel. (mit)

Online Since: 12/21/2010

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, AN II 4a
Parchment · 220 ff. · 30.5 x 19.5 cm · Basel · 1654-1764
Matriculation Register of the Rectorate of the University of Basel, Volume 3 (1654-1764)

The Matriculation Register of the Basel Rectorate, recorded in manuscript form from 1460 to 2000, contains annual information notices added by each successive rector as well as lists of enrolled students. The rich book decoration in the first three volumes is particularly notable. The work of 3 centuries, it is easily datable due to the chronogical order in which it was added and thus provides a welcome demonstration of the art of miniature painting in Basel. (mit)

Online Since: 12/21/2010

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Bern, Burgerbibliothek, Cod. 703
Paper · 104 ff. · 13.5 x 9 cm · Paris (parts A and B) · end of the 15th century and last quarter of the 15th century
Prayers and liturgical pieces from Orient and Occident

A manuscript consistiting of three production units. The first two were copied in Paris, probably around the end of the 15th century, by the famous professor of Greek, Georgius Hermonymus of Sparta (†1511-1516). They contain prayers and liturgical pieces, particularly from the Abbey of Saint Denis in France, including an as yet apparently unpublished translation of a Mass formula for Saints Dionysius, Rusticus and Elutherius into Greek. The last part, an addition to the others, is the work of a single hand, very similar in appearance to that of Hermonymous, perhaps that of one of his pupils. (and)

Online Since: 11/04/2010

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Beromünster, Stiftskirche St. Michael, Cantatorium
Parchment · 72 ff. · 25.9 x 15.5 cm · 13th century
Cantatorium

The Beromünster cantatorium contains the solo sung parts of the mass with notation, and some tropes added during the 14th century. Among these are the Kyrie tropes Kyrie fons bonitatis and Cunctipotens. The examples of conductus are interesting. The codex is bound in a wooden case with two ivory panels from the 8th-9th century. (ber)

Online Since: 12/21/2009

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Beromünster, Stiftskirche St. Michael, Epistolar
Parchment · 129 ff. · 23.5 x 17.2 cm · first half of the 11th century
Epistolary

The Epistolary is the oldest manuscript in the library at Beromunster; according to local tradition it was presented by a member of the patron family of Lenzburg, Count Ulrich († before 1050). The front cover, added later, is an ivory panel dating from the second half of, perhaps the end of, the 13th century. (ber)

Online Since: 12/21/2009

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Einsiedeln, Stiftsbibliothek, Codex 277(1014)
Parchment · 221 ff. · 19.3 x 14.4 cm · 3rd quarter of the 14th century
Mechthild of Magdeburg, Das fliessende Licht der Gottheit

Mystic treatises in German: Mechthild of Magdeburg's The Flowing Light of Divinity ("Das fliessende Licht der Gottheit") and other mystic works (e.g. selections from Meister Eckhart). The manuscript was a gift, together with Cod. 278(1040), from Heinrich Rumersheim of Basel to the four sister convents in der Au near Einsiedeln at the behest of Margarete zum Goldenen Ring. (lan)

Online Since: 04/26/2007

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Einsiedeln, Stiftsbibliothek, Codex 278(1040)
Parchment · 416 pp. · 18.4 x 12.8 cm · 14th century
Mystici sermones Deutsch

Mystic Treatises in German: Rudolf von Biberach, Meister Eckhart, Johannes von Sterngassen, Albert the Great, etc. The manuscript was a gift, together with Cod. 277(1014), from Heinrich Rumersheim of Basel to the four sister convents in der Au near Einsiedeln at the behest of Margarete zum Goldenen Ring. (lan)

Online Since: 04/26/2007

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Einsiedeln, Stiftsbibliothek, Codex 629(258)
Parchment · 3 + 282 ff. · 30.5 x 21/21.5 cm · southern German region · 1288
[Jacobus de Voragine] Legenda aurea sive lombardica

This manuscript containing the Legenda aurea by Jacobus de Voragine is the second-oldest manuscript copy of this work, written within the lifetime of the author; it is dated 1288. The codex also contains the first known transmission of the so-called Provincia or Purgatory addendum. The proposal by A. Bruckner that the Abbey of Rheinau is the location of origin is not supported by any indications in the codex itself. It was most likely written in the southern German region (within the community of Augustinian hermits). (lan)

Online Since: 11/04/2010

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Einsiedeln, Stiftsbibliothek, Codex 710(322)
Paper · 3 + I + 234 + 2 ff. · 30 x 20.5 cm · Constance · 15th century (about 1490)
Henry Suso, Writings

Christus und die Minnende Seele ("Christ and the Courting (or wooing) Soul"); Henry Suso, life and works. This manuscript was a gift from a married couple, Ehlinger-von Kappel (Constance) to the Dominican convent of St. Peter in Constance, and from there it probably came to Einsiedeln via the Rheinau Abbey after its dissolution. (lan)

Online Since: 04/26/2007

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Engelberg, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. 46
Parchment · 389 ff. · 26.7 x 19.5 cm · Engelberg · 1143-1178
Frowin, De laude liberi arbitrii libri septem

Tract by the Engelberg Abbot Frowin (1143-1178) about free will, the De laude liberi arbitrii libri septem, from the 12th century. This as-yet unedited work is regarded as an important contribution from the perspective of monastic theology during the early scholastic period. (keg)

Online Since: 07/31/2007

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Engelberg, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. 124
Parchment · 198 ff. · 18.5 x 13.2 cm · Strassburg (probably) · 1359
Sermones idiomate germanico concepti

The oldest surviving collection of German sermons by the Strasbourg Dominican and mystic Johannes Tauler (1300-1361) from the year 1359. Probably produced in Strasbourg. (keg)

Online Since: 07/31/2007

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