Petrus, de Alliaco (1350-1420)
This commentary on the Psalms is an autograph by Ambrosius Alantsee, who, after having studied and then taught at the University of Basel, entered the Carthusian monastery of Basel in 1480 and, among others, held positions there as scribe, prior and author of primarily liturgical literature. This manuscript was written a few years before his death, which occurred in 1505 while on a visitation journey to Erfurt.
Online Since: 10/10/2019
This volume from the Carthusian Monastery of Basel contains handwritten and printed texts concerning questions on the history of the order, on the spiritual life, as well as on theological interpretations, as for example the commentary on Ecclesiastes by Denis the Carthusian (1402-1471). The handwritten parts are by various hands, among them the Carthusian Johannes Gipsmüller of Basel (1439-1484).
Online Since: 06/14/2018
- Adamus, de Einesham (Author) | Arnoldus, de Villa Nova (Author) | Bernardus, Claraevallensis (Author) | Dionysius, Cartusianus (Author) | Gipsmüller, Johannes (Scribe) | Heinrich Arnoldi (Annotator) | Heinrich Arnoldi (Librarian) | Heinrich Arnoldi (Author) | Henricus, de Calcar (Author) | Hieronymus, Sophronius Eusebius (Author) | Johannes, Andreae (Author) | Johannes, Saresberiensis (Author) | Leonardus, Nogarolus (Author) | Louber, Jakob (Librarian) | Petrus, de Alliaco (Author) | Thomas, de Aquino (Author) Found in: Standard description
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 composite manuscript with content regarding astronomy, bound in crimson sheepskin, was owned by Heinrich Amici († 1451), city physician of Basel, who bequeathed it to the city's Carthusian monastery. In addition to calculations of planetary conjunctions and eclipses, the volume also contains astronomical treatises by Pierre d'Ailly or Petrus de Alliaco (around 1350-1420). D'Ailly was a scholar and church politician and infused his theological works with astrological justifications.
Online Since: 12/14/2017
- Amici, Henricus (Former possessor) | Guilelmus, de Wara (Author) | Heinrich Arnoldi (Librarian) | Louber, Jakob (Librarian) | Magister Romanus (Author) | Petrus, de Alliaco (Author) | Venantius de Moerbeka (Author) Found in: Standard description
Pierre d'Ailly (Latin: Petrus de Alliaco) was a scholar, church politician and productive writer. His geographic work Imago mundi became famous; Christopher Columbus used it in order to plan his voyages of discovery. This Basel exemplar belonged to the city physician of Basel, Heinrich Amici († 1451), who bequeathed it to his city's Carthusian monastery.
Online Since: 03/19/2015