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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A VIII 2
Paper · 85 ff. · 21.5 x 15.5 cm · 1504-1505
Sermones capitulares Cartusiensium

This paper manuscript, prepared specifically by the scribe Johannes Loy for the Carthusian Monastery of Basel, contains a collection of sermons for reading in the chapter. The sermons were written by three Carthusians: Hieronymus Brönick, Heinrich Arnoldi and Heinrich Eger von Kalkar. An introductory note on folio 1v explains that in order to avoid uniformity, which is the mother of tedium, four different sermons are assembled for every feast day so that the same sermon will be held once only every leap year. (mue)

Online Since: 12/14/2018

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A VIII 6
Paper · 219 ff. · 21 x 14.5 cm · Carthusian Monastery St. Margarethental in Basel · third quarter of the 15th century
Latin Composite Manuscript, among others Mechthild von Magdeburg: Lux divinitatis, Agnes Blannbekin: Vita et revelationes

This manuscript (third quarter of the 15th century), a collection of theological texts, consists of two parts; it originated in the Carthusian Monastery in Basel, where it was probably also created. This is certain for the second part of the manuscript, which, in addition to the Vita et revelationes by Agnes Blannbekin (Chapters 1-23), also contains extensive excerpts from Lux divinitatis, the Latin translation of Das fließende Licht der Gottheit by Mechthild of Magdeburg, which became the basis for further copies made in the monastery. The model for most of the texts contained in the second part of Cod. A VIII 6 was the manuscript Basel, university library, Cod. B IX 11. (nem)

Online Since: 12/13/2013

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A VIII 9
Paper · 279 ff. · 21 x 14 cm · Himmelskron Convent and Steinbach Convent near Worms · 1454, 1456
Composite volume (Theology)

This anthology contains theological treatises, including various texts by Jean Gerson (1363-1429). The volume was written by Alfred Löffler (1416-1462). This scribe, originally came from Rheinfelden, entered the Basel Dominican monastery in 1445; at several places in the manuscript, he requests prayers for him. He also mentions individual dates (1454, 1456) as well as places of writing. The latter are the Convents of Dominican nuns at Steinbach and at Himmelskron near Worms, where Löffler served as confessor during the years in question. When he returned to Basel, he probably also brought with him this volume, which found its way into the library of the Dominican monastery of Basel and, after the Reformation, became part of the university library. (stu)

Online Since: 06/18/2020

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A VIII 18
Paper · 187 ff. · 20.5 x 14 cm · Basel · second half of the 15th century
Sermones capitulares Ordinis Cartusiensium

This codex, with a binding partially in leather, contains mostly chapter sermons and collationes written by Heinrich Arnoldi; usually they begin with a quote from the Bible and are only a few pages long. The composite manuscript for in-house use was produced at the Carthusian Monastery of Basel, where it was written mostly by Martin Ströulin and in part by Heinrich Arnoldi himself. In addition to the handwritten part, it also contains two short prints. (mue)

Online Since: 10/10/2019

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A VIII 27
Paper · 223 ff. · 21 x 14 cm · Basel · second half of the 15th century
Devotionalia

This volume from the Carthusian Monastery of Basel contains prayers and meditations by various authors, but most of them written by, or at least attributed to, Anselm of Canterbury. In addition, there is an instruction in spiritual exercises for novices and a Passion of Christ compiled from all four Gospels by Heinrich Arnoldi. Texts by other Carthusian authors are also represented. The codex was written by Martin Ströulin, a Carthusian from Basel. (mue)

Online Since: 12/12/2019

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A VIII 36
Paper · 235 ff. · 21 x 14.5 cm · 1st half of the 15th century
Iordanus de Quedlinburgo, Sermones de sanctis

This composite manuscript in German is from the Convent of Dominican nuns of St. Maria Magdalena “an den Steinen” in Basel, which was reformed in 1423; most of the manuscript was probably written there as well. In addition to two sermons, a treatise and a miracle of Mary, the manuscript mainly contains legends: Elizabeth of Hungary, Jerome, Francis, Vincent, Ignatius, Julian and Basilissa, Paul of Thebes and Anthony. (stu)

Online Since: 09/26/2017

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A VIII 37
Paper · 132 ff. · 21 x 14.5 cm · 15th century
Devotionalia

15th century devotional volume, mostly written by the Carthusian Johannes Gipsmüller and owned by the Carthusian monastery of Basel. On the verso side of a parchment leaf, inserted as f. 57 into the paper manuscript, there is a full-page image of Christ on the cross with Mary and John. A peculiarity is a collection of Bible passages in Latin and sayings in German by Petrus Wolfer, which are said to have been written on a wall of the Carthusian monastery, surrounding a crucifixion. (flr)

Online Since: 09/26/2017

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A VIII 51
Paper · 167 ff. · 14.5 x 10.5 cm · 2nd half of the 15th century
Margret Zschampi’s Book of Devotion and Prayer

This late medieval book of devotion and prayer is named for its first owner, Margret Zschampi, Dominican at Klingental Convent in Basel. It is a typical manuscript for edification, in German, as they were customarily used and written at the end of the Middle Ages for private devotion, especially in women’s convents and in lay communities. Margret Zschampi donated the manuscript to the Carthusian monastery of Basel, where it became part of the library for lay brothers. As part of this Carthusian library, the devotional book reached the university library of Basel in 1590. This is the only completely preserved known manuscript from the Dominican Convent of Klingental.  (stu)

Online Since: 09/26/2017

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A IX 7
Paper · 212 ff. · 20.5 x 14 cm · 2nd quarter of the 15th century
Iodocus Gartner

This volume with Quaestiones by the Viennese theologian Iodocus Gartner (attested between 1424 and 1452) was owned by Albertus Loeffler (middle of the 15th century); it was part of the chained library of the Dominican Monastery of Basel. (flr)

Online Since: 09/26/2017

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A IX 14
Paper · 221 ff. · 20.5 x 14-14.5 cm · 15th century
Composite manuscript of theological-historical content

This volume from the Carthusian Monastery of Basel contains handwritten and printed texts concerning questions on the history of the order, on the spiritual life, as well as on theological interpretations, as for example the commentary on Ecclesiastes by Denis the Carthusian (1402-1471). The handwritten parts are by various hands, among them the Carthusian Johannes Gipsmüller of Basel (1439-1484). (flr)

Online Since: 06/14/2018

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A IX 22
Parchment · 181 ff. · 20-20.5 x 12.5 cm · beginning of the 13th century
Monastica et canonistica

This manuscript from the beginning of the 13th century is of unknown origin; it contains monastic and canonistic writings, among them, for example, the monastery rule that Benedict of Nursia issued for his monastery at Monte Cassino in 529, Gregory the Great’s Regula pastoralis about the ideal of the (secular) pastor of souls from the late 6th century, or the abbreviated version of a part of the Decretum Gratiani from the 12th century. (flr)

Online Since: 09/26/2017

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A IX 23
Paper · 131 ff. · 16.5 x 12 cm · Basel (?) · 15th century
Composite manuscript (theology)

This manuscript from the library of the lay brothers of the Carthusian monastery in Basel consists of various parts that are bound together. It was meant as a devotional book for the lay brothers and contains various basic texts in German translation, among them a Rule of Saint Benedict, a life of Saint Benedict, as well as various prayers that address either the lay brothers of the Carthusians or the lay brothers of the Benedictines.  (stu)

Online Since: 12/14/2017

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A IX 23a
Paper · 14 ff. · 16.5 x 11.5 cm · Basel · around 1475
Ars moriendi, German

These 14 leaves were removed from a composite manuscript from the Carthusian Monastery of Basel around the end of the 19th century. The 11 colored woodcuts with the respective handwritten text transmit a German Ars moriendi, a type of text on the art of dying well that was very popular during the late Middle Ages. (flr)

Online Since: 09/26/2017

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A IX 38
Paper · 190 ff. · 14-14.5 x 10 cm · 2nd half of the 15th century
German prayer book

This small-format devotional book is from the library of the lay brothers of the Carthusian Monastery of Basel. It was written by ten different hands and contains, in addition to numerous prayers, the legend of Hugh of Lincoln, a treatise on the Passion, as well as a “Cisiojanus” (a poem for remembering religious feast days and holidays, named for the incipit of the Latin version). (flr)

Online Since: 06/14/2018

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A IX 49
Paper · 21 ff. · 21.5 x 15 cm · Paris · 1397
Konradus de Geilenhusen, Epistula concordiae

These 21 leaves with Conrad of Gelnhausen’s Epistula concordiae originally were part of a composite manuscript of theological content from the Dominican monastery of Basel. The text was written in Paris in 1397 by Heinrich Jäger from Ulm. The content takes up a proposal elaborated at the suggestion of King Charles V of France for the resolution of the Great Schism of 1378; Conrad of Gelnhausen proposes the convocation of a general council. (flr)

Online Since: 09/26/2017

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A IX 92
Paper · 163 ff. · 21.5-22 x 15-15.5 cm · Vienna · 1399-1400
Super Sententias Petri Lombardi

This manuscript of university lecture notes on the Sentences of Peter Lombard was written by Heinrich von Weinfelden in Vienna in 1399/1400, during his studies at the university there. Together with its writer, this volume went to the Dominican Monastery of Basel, where it became part of the library. (flr)

Online Since: 03/22/2018

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A IX 96
Paper · 226 ff. · 21.5-22 x 15-15.5 cm · Isny/Allgäu · 1443
Expositio hymnorum et sequentiarum

Hymn and sequence commentary written in Isny in 1443 by Ulrich Bentz of Winterthur, attested as a registered student in Erfurt in 1444/1445. The text is closely linked to a 14th century Basel manuscript; parallel versions can be found in various southern German manuscripts. Marks on the back cover identify the volume as a liber catenatus. (gam/flr)

Online Since: 06/25/2015

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A X 14
Paper · 158 ff. · 20 x 14.5 cm · Cologne · 1488
Hieronymus Raynerii, Lectura super sententiarum libros 1-4

15th century paper manuscript: During his university studies in theology, the Dominican Wernher von Selden near Aarau — and subsequently the prior of the Basel monastery — in 1487/88 transcribed the lectures of two Dominicans on Peter Lombard, including the Lectura super sententiarum libros by Hieronymus Raynerii. (flr)

Online Since: 12/20/2016

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A X 44
Paper · 190 ff. · 15.5 x 21-22 cm · Vienna · 1394-1397
Liber Henrici de Rinfeldia O.P. in studio Viennensi degentis

 A large part of this manuscript was written by the Dominican Heinrich von Rheinfelden (†1433 or later) of Basel during his student days in Vienna in the late 14th century. The codex contains diverse theological writings of early Viennese theologians (the University of Vienna was founded in 1365). Among them are highly regarded authors such as Henry of Langenstein (†1397), as well as authors such as the theologians and university rectors Stefan von Enczensdorf (†1405) or Johannes von Russbach (†1417), of whom no texts are known other than the ones in this manuscript. Heinrich von Rheinfelden himself must have brought the codex to the Dominican monastery in Basel, where it was signed into the library; as part of the holdings of that library, it became part of the University Library Basel after the Reformation. (stu)

Online Since: 06/13/2019

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A X 69
Paper · 160 ff. · 21-21.5 x 14.5 cm · 1472
Henricus Arnoldi: ascetic writings

The first part of this paper manuscript from the Carthusian Monastery of Basel contains the Tractatus de modo perveniendi ad veram et perfectam dei et proximi dilectionem by the Prior Heinrich Arnoldi (1407-1487) and, in the second part, titled De humilitate, it contains a collection of his minor texts. Both text units are also found in manuscript A X 83, which was written the same year. (flr)

Online Since: 12/14/2018

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