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Switzerland
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Einsiedeln
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Stiftsbibliothek
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Codex 671(655)
Manuscript Title:
Manuscript Title
Lives of the Saints
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Paper · 164 ff. · 21 x 13.5/14 cm · Zurich, Convent of Dominican Sisters of St. Verena · 1449
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Alemannic
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This manuscript was produced in the Convent of Dominican Sisters of St. Verena in Zurich in 1449. In addition to the life of Benedict following Gregory’s Dialogi, in a unique translation that seems to exist only in this codex (according to Werner Williams-Krapp), the manuscript contains translations of three more legends of 13th century Dominican saints. These as well are attested only in this codex, have practically never been studied, and have not even been edited. First there is one of three versions of the translation of the Vita S. Dominici by Dietrich of Apolda; then there is the translation of Thomas Agno de Lentino's Legenda maior about the Inquisitor Peter of Milan (also know as Peter Martyr or Peter of Verona), who was killed in 1252; attached to this is the bull of his canonization issued by Pope Innocent IV in 1253. It is noteworthy that the translation of the bull also contains a legend of Peter which, according to Regina D. Schiewer, is independent of the one by Thomas Agno. If the translations of these legends into Alemannic that are contained in Cod. 671 were in fact created around 1300, as assumed by Schwierer, then the (abbreviated?) version of the translation of the life of Dominic contained in Cod. 671 would constitute the earliest proof of the presence of the revelations of Mechthild of Magdeburg in Southwestern Germany, as the final chapter of the fifth book of the life of Dominic (cf. fol. 80v-82r) is based on excerpts from the Latin translation of Das Fließende Licht der Gottheit. (nem)
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P. Odo Lang OSB, Katalog der Handschriften in der Stiftsbibliothek Einsiedeln, Zweiter Teil, Codices 501-1318, Basel 2009, S. 235-237.
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10.5076/e-codices-sbe-0671 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5076/e-codices-sbe-0671)
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Einsiedeln, Stiftsbibliothek, Codex 671(655): Lives of the Saints (http://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/sbe/0671).
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Mechthild von Magdeburg: „Lux divinitatis“ – „Das Liecht der Gotheit“. Der lateinisch-frühneuhochdeutsche Überlieferungszweig des ‚Fließenden Lichts der Gottheit'. Synoptische Ausgabe, hg. von Balas J. Nemes und Elke Senne unter Leitung von Ernst Hellgardt, Berlin/Boston: de Gruyter (in Druckvorb.)

Regina D. Schiewer: Worte über einen ungeliebten Heiligen? : Die einzige deutschsprachige Petrus Martyr-Predigt, in: Bentzinger, Rudolf ; Oppitz, Ulrich-Dieter ; Wolf, Jürgen (Hrsg.): Grundlagen : Forschungen, Editionen und Materialien zur deutschen Literatur und Sprache des Mittelalters und der Frühen Neuzeit. - Stuttgart : Hirzel, 2013. - S. 285-299. - (Zeitschrift für deutsches Altertum und deutsche Literatur / Beiheft ; 18), hier S. 291-293.

Marlis Stähli, Gebete, Psalmen und Gesundheitsregeln - "Sant Frene" in Handschriften der Burgerbibliothek Bern und der Zentralbibliothek Zürich, in: Bettelorden, Bruderschaften und Beginen in Zürich. Stadtkultur und Seelenheil im Mittelalter, hg. von Barbara Helbling, Magdalen Bless-Grabher und Ines Buhofer, Zürich 2002, S. 237-247, hier S. 246f.

Werner Williams-Krapp: Kultpflege und literarische Überlieferung. Zur deutschen Hagiographie der Dominikaner in 14. und 15. Jahrhundert, in: Ist mir getroumet mîn leben? Vom Träumen und Anderssein. Festschrift für Karl-Ernst Geith zum 65. Geburtstag, hrsg. von A. Schnyder et al., Göppingen 1998, S. 147-173, hier S. 154.

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