Select manuscript from this collection: Cod. Sang. 2  Cod. Sang. 1014 Cod. Sang. 1016  Cod. Sang. 2135  655/747

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St. Gallen
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Cod. Sang. 1015
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Sermons by Rulmann Merswin and Johannes Tauler
Paper · 558 + I pp. · 15.5 x 11 cm · St. Gall · 1430–1436
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The manuscript is entirely copied by the Hersfeld reform monk Friedrich Kölner, who was active in the monastery of St. Gall from 1430 to 1436. Among other things, he took over the spiritual care of the women’s community of St. Georgen. The manuscripts written by him, of which twelve survive, were produced chiefly for this group of recipients, and this can be assumed for the present manuscript, which is in a handy octavo-format. It contains an extensive sermon cycle, introduced by a sermon presumably by Rulmann Merswin (pp. 222: Leben Jesu / Von der geistlichen Spur), which Kölner ascribes to Johannes Tauler (the same combination of texts can be found in Cod. Sang. 1067). The forty sermons that follow are actually by Tauler (pp. 22557). Under the rubric Von der drivaltikait on pp. 134147 appears the pseudo-Eckhartian composite treatise Von dem anefluzze des vaters. Tauler’s Lenten discourses are missing; instead Kölner refers to two letters by Johannes von Schoonhoven. Although these are not contained in the present volume, they are available in Kölner’s own translation in St. Katharina in Wil, Klosterarchiv, Cod. M 47, another manuscript that Kölner probably wrote for the women in St. Georgen. The single-column manuscript is densely written and thoroughly rubricated. The unadorned binding was restored in 1992; the book block shows signs of numerous medieval reparations as well. (mat)
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Scherrer Gustav, Verzeichniss der Handschriften der Stiftsbibliothek von St. Gallen, Halle 1875, S. 387.
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10.5076/e-codices-csg-1015 (
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15th century
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Barbara Christine Stocker, Friedrich Colner, Schreiber und Übersetzer in St. Gallen 1430–1436 (mit Beigabe der deutschen Wiborada-Vita in dynamischer Edition) (Göppinger Arbeiten zur Germanistik 619), Göppingen 1996, S. 54–57.

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