Bernardinus, Senensis (1380-1444)
This volume contains a large number of texts about theology and canon law. All of it was written by one scribe, the Carthusian Heinrich von Vullenhoe of Basel. In a long note he provides information about the motives that guided him during the compilation: Since as a Carthusian he could not himself act as a preacher, he only had the possibility to spread the Word of God with his hands, i.e. by writing books. He expresses the hope that this compilation he has organized may strengthen the pious on their path and may offer an occasion for remorse for the sinners. Many of the texts that Vullenhoe has combined in this volume refer directly to the Carthusian Order. One example is the treatise de esu carnium, which defends the Carthusian practice of renouncing meat as a foodstuff. Many texts have also been handed down in other manuscripts from the Carthusian Monastery of Basel.
Online Since: 12/12/2019
- Arnoldus, de Villa Nova (Author) | Augustinus, Aurelius (Author) | Bernardinus, Senensis (Author) | Bernardus, Claraevallensis (Author) | Gerardus, de Vliederhoven (Author) | Gregorius IX, Papa (Author) | Guilelmus, de Sancto Theodorico (Author) | Hélinant, de Froidmont (Author) | Henricus, de Calcar (Author) | Jacobus, de Paradiso (Author) | Johannes, Andreae (Author) | Johannes, de Schonhavia (Author) | Johannes, Gerson (Author) | Johannes, Saresberiensis (Author) | Louber, Jakob (Librarian) | Ludolphus, de Saxonia (Author) | Marsilius, Carthusiensis (Author) | Patricius, Dublinensis (Author) | Petrus, de Alliaco (Author) | Vullenhoe, Heinrich von (Scribe) Found in: Standard description
This small, thick paper and parchment manuscript from the library of the Carthusian Monastery of Basel must have been intensely used, as suggested by soiling and signs of heavy usage. The original red leather binding is covered with another layer of leather that sticks out beyond the covers at the bottom and can be folded over the lower edge as protection. The manuscript contains prayers, hymns and other devotional texts by numerous different authors — primarily saints and popes — such as Mechthild of Magdeburg or Bernard of Clairvaux. Also represented are Carthusian authors such as Heinrich Arnoldi. Several colored woodcut and metalcut prints have been glued onto leaf 4v and 316v.
Online Since: 12/14/2018
- Anselm von Canterbury (Author) | Benedictus XII, Papa (Author) | Benedictus, de Nursia (Author) | Bernardinus, Senensis (Author) | Bernardus, Claraevallensis (Author) | Bitz, Wilhelm (Restorer) | Bonaventura, Sanctus (Author) | Bonifatius IX., Papst (Author) | Coelestinus V., Papa (Author) | Conradus, Gemnicensis (Author) | Gregorius I, Papa (Author) | Heinrich Arnoldi (Author) | Innocentius III, Papa (Author) | Innocentius IV, Papa (Author) | Johannes XXII., Papst (Author) | Ludolphus, de Saxonia (Author) | Mechthild, von Magedeburg (Author) | Thomas, Becket (Author) Found in: Standard description
This Book of Hours belonged to the town clerk and alderman of Solothurn, Franz Haffner (1609-1671). It is set up for use in the Archdiocese of Bamberg and is written in northern Bavarian dialect, but it belongs to a group of devotional books that were produced in Paris and then exported to Nuremberg for sale.
Online Since: 12/18/2014
This manuscript, written around 1500 by the Sisters of the third order of St. Francis at Wonnenstein near Teufen, not far from St. Gall, contains as an introduction a register (pp. 1−9) of manuscripts and printed works held in the convent library, compiled around 1500; it has a total of 110 entries. The majority consist of ascetic-edifying treatises; among them are Brother Conrad Nater's German translations of Bonaventure's Regula novitiorum (pp. 15−107), the German version of David of Augsburg's De exterioris et interioris hominis compositione (pp. 109−188), the Ermahnung zu einem wahren klösterlichen Leben by the Franciscan monk Heinrich Vigilis of Weissenburg (pp. 190−223), the treatise Die besessene Nonne Agnes (pp. 225−404), a treatise on the passion attributed to Bernardino of Siena (Lernung das lyden unsers lieben heren zu betrachten; pp. 406−475), revelations by the mystics Gertrude of Helfta and Christine Ebner (pp. 476−486), Bonaventure's Soliloquium in a shortened German version (pp. 496−713), as well as the treatise Vom Reuer, Wirker und Schauer by the so-called Kuttenmann (pp. 717−727). On 11 February 1782, the St. Gall Abbey librarian Johann Nepomuk Hauntinger (1756−1823) acquired this manuscript, together with four other manuscripts (today Cod. Sang. 972a, Cod. Sang. 976, Cod. Sang. 977 and Cod. Sang. 991) from the community of Capuchin nuns at Wonnenstein.
Online Since: 06/25/2015
- Bernardinus, Senensis (Author) Found in: Standard description
- Bernardinus, Senensis (Author) | Bonaventura, Sanctus (Author) | David, de Augusta (Author) | Ebner, Christine (Author) | Gertrudis, de Helfta (Author) | Kuttenmann (Author) | Vigilis, Heinrich (Author) Found in: Standard description
- Bernardinus, Senensis (Author) | Bonaventura, Sanctus (Author) | David, de Augusta (Author) | Ebner, Christine (Author) | Gertrudis, de Helfta (Author) | Kuttenmann (Author) | Vigilis, Heinrich (Author) Found in: Additional description