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St. Gallen
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Cod. Sang. 842
Manuscript Title:
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Theological Miscellany
Paper · 498 pp. · 20.5 × 14.5 cm · 14th and 15th century
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A fifteenth-century wooden-board binding contains this manuscript composed of multiple parts. The original start of the miscellany, the part of the manuscript consisting of pp. 1–140, was probably removed in the ninenteenth century. Six codicological units remain, and, with the exception of Part IV, they all were copied in the fifteenth century. Part I (pp. 141348) has, on pp. 141198, Johannes de Fonte’s florilegium Auctoritates Aristotelis (Lohr, p. 260) and, on pp. 199346, Latin sermons, with the insertion of excerpts from the book of Proverbs (pp. 257263). Part II (pp. 349396) contains Latin texts on the Mass, confession, and penance, written in two columns on pp. 349a396, including Ambrosius Autpertus’ treatise De conflictu vitiorum on pp. 363a-383b (Bloomfield, Nr. 0455). Further Latin sermons appear in Part III (pp. 397440b). Part IV (pp. 441574) consists of an incomplete abbreviation in two columns of Guillelmus Peraldus’ Summa virtutum (Bloomfield, Nr. 5775; Verweij, p. 111–110), which was copied in the fourteenth century. Part V (pp. 575618) transmits Thomas Aquinas’ treatise Collationes de decem preceptis (Bloomfield, Nr. 6071), which is decorated with a rather large pen drawing of a bishop on p. 600b. Part VI (pp. 619638), a single gathering, is written in two columns and contains on pp. 619a630b a Latin interpretation of the Pater noster by Johannes Münzinger (Adam, p. 160), on pp. 631a634a Thomas Aquinas’ interpretation of the Ave Maria (Expositio angelice salutationis) (cf. Rossi), on pp. 634b637a an interpretation of the responsory Missus est Gabriel, and finally on pp. 637a638b a short text in another hand. Based on the stamp of Abbot Diethelm Blarer (p. 440b), the manuscript has been in the Abbey Library since 1553–1564 at the latest. (len)
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Scherrer Gustav, Verzeichniss der Handschriften der Stiftsbibliothek von St. Gallen, Halle 1875, S. 286.
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10.5076/e-codices-csg-0842 (
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14th century, 15th century
Figurative, Initial, Ornamental, Penwork, Text Block
15th century
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Flyleaf, Pastedown
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Michiel Verweij, Peraldus Manuscripts in Sankt Gallen. A Question of Context, in: Scriptorium 60 (2006), S. 107–123.

Charles Lohr, Aristotelica Helvetica, Freiburg i. Ü. 1994.

Morton W. Bloomfield u.a., Incipits of Latin Works on the Virtues and Vices, 1100–1500 A.D., Cambridge, Massachusetts 1979.

Bernd Adam, Katechetische Vaterunserauslegungen. Texte und Untersuchungen zu deutschsprachigen Auslegungen des 14. und 15. Jahrhunderts, München 1976.

Ioannes Felix Rossi, S. Thomae Aquinatis Expositio Salutationis Angelicae, in: Divus Thomas 34 (1931), S. 445–479.

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