Select manuscript from this collection: Cod. Sang. 2  Cod. Sang. 616 Cod. Sang. 620  Cod. Sang. 2135  453/695
Country of Location:
Country of Location
Switzerland
Location:
Location
St. Gallen
Library / Collection:
Library / Collection
Stiftsbibliothek
Shelfmark:
Shelfmark
Cod. Sang. 617
Manuscript Title:
Manuscript Title
Conrad of Würzburg, Trojan War
Caption:
Caption
Paper · 897 pp. · 31 x 22 cm · Southern Germany (?) · 1471
Language:
Language
German
Manuscript Summary:
Manuscript Summary
This codex contains Konrad of Würzburg’s Trojan War, a tremendous unfinished late work by the German lyric and epic poet, who died in 1287 before completing the work. The author recounts the story of the Trojan War in verse in an expansive construction of historiographic narration, forward and backward references, and encyclopedic digressions. Defective in the beginning and later supplemented with an inserted leaf, the work extends from p. 4 to p. 893. This is followed on pp. 895-897 by a fragment of an anonymous prose retelling of Conrad’s Trojan War. The text of Conrad’s Trojan War is written by a scribe, who probably is identical to the rubricator responsible for the red Lombard initials, the black Gothic initials and the decorated majuscules at the beginnings of the columns, and who put the date 1471 on p. 893. The prose fragment is from a later hand. The manuscript’s place of origin is not known. The codex was found in 1739 at the Haldenburg, a St. Gall fief in the Allgäu, and then became part of the Abbey Library, as indicated by a note on p. 894. (nie)
Standard description:
Standard description
Scarpatetti Beat Matthias von, Die Handschriften der Stiftsbibliothek St. Gallen. Band 1, Abt. IV: Codices 547-669: Hagiographica, Historica, Geographica 8.-18. Jahrhundert, Wiesbaden 2003. S. 211-213.
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Additional description:
Additional description
Scherrer Gustav, Verzeichnis der Handschriften der Stiftsbibliothek von St. Gallen, Halle 1875, S. 200.
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DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
DOI (Digital Object Identifier
10.5076/e-codices-csg-0617 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5076/e-codices-csg-0617)
Permanent link:
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http://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/csg/0617
IIIF Manifest URL:
IIIF Manifest URL
IIIF Drag-n-drop http://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/metadata/iiif/csg-0617/manifest.json
How to quote:
How to quote
St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 617: Conrad of Würzburg, Trojan War (http://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/csg/0617).
Online Since:
Online Since
06/13/2019
Additional literature:
Additional literature
Additional literature – St. Galler Bibliotheksnetz (SGBN) - Verbundkatalog
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Document Type:
Document Type
Manuscript
Century:
Century
15th century
Dated:
Dated
1471
Binding:
Binding
15th century
With in situ fragment:
With in situ fragment
Offset, Guard
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