Johannes, Gerson (1363-1429)
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 anthology contains theological treatises, including various texts by Jean Gerson (1363-1429). The volume was written by Alfred Löffler (1416-1462). This scribe, originally came from Rheinfelden, entered the Basel Dominican monastery in 1445; at several places in the manuscript, he requests prayers for him. He also mentions individual dates (1454, 1456) as well as places of writing. The latter are the Convents of Dominican nuns at Steinbach and at Himmelskron near Worms, where Löffler served as confessor during the years in question. When he returned to Basel, he probably also brought with him this volume, which found its way into the library of the Dominican monastery of Basel and, after the Reformation, became part of the university library.
Online Since: 06/18/2020
- Albertus, Loeffler, OP (Scribe) | Augustinus, Aurelius (Author) | Bernardus, Claraevallensis (Author) | Gerardus, Leodiensis, o P (Author) | Henricus, de Langenstein (Author) | Jacobus, de Susato (Author) | Johannes, Gerson (Author) | Theodoricus, de Monasterio (Author) Found in: Standard description
This small-format paper manuscript from the Carthusian Monastery of Basel is mostly by the hand of the librarian Georg Carpentarius, who for the sake of daily spiritual exercises compiled prayers for various occasions, hymns, meditations and other theological texts. Among the identifiable authors are great ones such as Anselm of Canterbury and Bernard of Clairvaux, as well as lesser known names such as Basilius Phrisius. Two colored prints are glued in the covers: St. George with the dragon (front pastedown) and the Mass of St. Gregory (back pastedown).
Online Since: 12/14/2018
- Adamus, de Sancto Victore (Author) | Alantsee, Ambrosius (Author) | Albertus, Magnus (Author) | Anselm von Canterbury (Author) | Augustinus, Aurelius (Author) | Bernardus, Claraevallensis (Author) | Bonaventura, Sanctus (Author) | Carpentarii, Georgius (Scribe) | Carpentarii, Georgius (Librarian) | Cyprianus, Thascius Caecilius (Author) | Dorlandus, Petrus (Author) | Erasmus, Desiderius (Author) | Gennadius, Scholarius (Author) | Gregorius I, Papa (Author) | Hermannus, Augiensis (Author) | Heynlin, Johannes (Author) | Hieronymus, Sophronius Eusebius (Author) | Hugo, de Sancto Victore (Author) | Johannes, Gerson (Author) | Louber, Jakob (Librarian) | Mechthild, von Hackeborn (Author) | Paulus, Diaconus (Author) | Phrisius, Basilius (Author) | Robert I., France, Roi (Author) | Thomas, de Aquino (Author) Found in: Standard description
This composite manuscript of theological content originally belonged to the patrician family Gossembrot of Augsburg (late 15th century); via Johannes Oporin († 1568), Eusebius Merz († 1616) and Remigius Faesch († 1667), it finally became part of the university library of Basel in 1823. Except for a single remaining woodcut, various miniatures and woodcuts pasted into the manuscript have been torn out.
Online Since: 06/22/2017
- Albrecht, von Eyb (Author) | Andreas, Capellanus (Author) | Baptista Dionysius (Author) | Bernardus, Claraevallensis (Author) | Fäsch, Johann Rudolf (Librarian) | Fäsch, Johann Rudolf (Annotator) | Fäsch, Ruman (Librarian) | Fäsch, Ruman (Former possessor) | Fäsch, Ruman (Annotator) | Gerlach, Franz Dorotheus (Librarian) | Gossembrot, Sigismundus (Former possessor) | Gossembrot, Sigismundus (Annotator) | Gossembrot, Sigismundus (Author) | Huber, Daniel (Librarian) | Johannes, Gerson (Author) | Lactantius, Lucius Caecilius Firmianus (Author) | Meisterlin, Sigismundus (Annotator) | Meisterlin, Sigismundus (Scribe) | Merz, Eusebius (Former possessor) | Oporinus, Johannes (Former possessor) | Petrarca, Francesco (Author) | Vegius, Mapheus (Author) | Venantius, Fortunatus (Author) | Wimpfeling, Jakob (Author) Found in: Standard description
Composite manuscript of catechetical-ascetic content, in quarto format on paper. Three fascicles of various strengths. The oldest is from the second half of the 14th century; it is written by Albert von Münnerstadt, Conventual from the Commandry of the Teutonic Knights of Hitzkirch, and contains Moralitates super evangelium sancti Lucae. In the second half of the 15th century, probably in Beromünster, this was bound together with two natural science Compendia moralia (excerpts from Thomas of Cantimpré's encyclopedia) and with catechetical treatises by Heinrich von Langenstein, Johannes Gerson and Bonaventure. Scholarly manuscript for regular use in the area of pastoral care (hasty hand with numerous abbreviations, especially in the third fascicle).
Online Since: 09/23/2014
- Aristoteles (Author) | Augustinus, Aurelius (Author) | Bonaventura, Sanctus (Author) | Henricus, de Langenstein (Author) | Jacobus, de Cessolis (Author) | Johannes, Gerson (Author) | Solinus, Gaius Julius (Author) | Thomas, de Cantiprato (Author) | Zeller, Ludwig (Former possessor) Found in: Standard description