Franke, Johannes (ca. S. XIV)
This small-format composite manuscript contains numerous pieces of mysticism, such as sermons, treatises (excerpts), instructions and sayings by, among others, Meister Eckhart, Heinrich von Ekkewint and Johannes von Sterngassen. The volume was written by two different hands; the first of these complains in red ink on f. 379r that anyone unable to write could have no idea how torturous such work is. A note of ownership by abbey librarian Georg Carpentarius (around 1487-1531) and the old shelfmark E xxvi associates the manuscript with the library of the Carthusian Monastery of Basel. As most of the German-language manuscripts at the monastery, it was part of the lay brothers' library.
Online Since: 10/10/2019
- Bitz, Wilhelm (Restorer) | Carpentarii, Georgius (Librarian) | Eckhart, Meister (Author) | Franke, Johannes (Author) | Heinrich, von Ekkewint (Author) | Johannes, de Sterngassen (Author) | Johannes, von Weißenburg (Author) | Kraft, von Boyberg (Author) | Moser, Urban (Librarian) | Sieber, Ludwig (Librarian) Found in: Standard description
Manuscript CB 59 brings together in one contemporaneous binding three manuscripts that were produced independently of one another. All three show the influence of Alemannic dialect and all three were produced at the end of the 15th entury. They offer a selection of sermons in written form, originally composed by Meister Eckhart or others in the circle of the Rheinish Master of mysticism. The first part could have been completed in an atelier in Constance or Ravensburg, it belonged to the Carthusian House of Buxheim. Threads, meant to serve as bookmarks, may be found sewn into the paper leaves.
Online Since: 12/21/2009
- Augustinus, Aurelius (Author) | Bodmer, Martin (Former possessor) | Eckhart, Meister (Author) | Franke, Johannes (Author) | Hinterberger, Heinrich (Seller) | Johannes, de Sterngassen (Author) | Johannes, von Nördlingen (Author) | Langer, Eduard (Former possessor) Found in: Standard description