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Country of Location:
Country of Location
Switzerland
Location:
Location
St. Gallen
Library / Collection:
Library / Collection
Stiftsbibliothek
Shelfmark:
Shelfmark
Cod. Sang. 957
Manuscript Title:
Manuscript Title
Reformatio Sigismundi
Caption:
Caption
Paper · 240 pp. · 21 x 15.5 cm · Kirchberg (near Ulm) · 1469
Language:
Language
German
Manuscript Summary:
Manuscript Summary
This manuscript contains the so-called Reformatio Sigismundi, a document about the reform of church and empire that was written anonymously in German in 1439 during the Council of Basel by an author who until today has not been reliably identified. The text was printed for the first time in 1476. The treatise presents reform proposals that emphasize the importance of pastoral care and that promote releasing secular clergy from obligatory celibacy and releasing bishops from exercising temporal power. The treatise also reports Emperor Sigismund’s alleged vision, according to which a priest-king Frederick is said to have appeared to him with plans for the reform. In a colophon on p. 234, the writer gives his name as Petrus Hamer von Weissenhorn, chaplain in Kirchberg. He begins the chapters with red initials and decorates two of them with caricatures of bearded faces (p. 158 and 212). (nie)
Standard description:
Standard description
Scherrer Gustav, Verzeichnis der Handschriften der Stiftsbibliothek von St. Gallen, Halle 1875, S. 358-359.
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Additional description:
Additional description
Katalog der datierten Handschriften in der Schweiz in lateinischer Schrift vom Anfang des Mittelalters bis 1550, Bd. III: Die Handschriften der Bibliotheken St. Gallen-Zürich, bearbeitet von Beat Matthias von Scarpatetti, Rudolf Gamper und Marlis Stähli, Dietikon-Zürich 1991, S. 81.
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DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
DOI (Digital Object Identifier
10.5076/e-codices-csg-0957 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5076/e-codices-csg-0957)
Permanent link:
Permanent link
https://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/csg/0957
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IIIF Manifest URL
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How to quote:
How to quote
St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 957: Reformatio Sigismundi (https://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/csg/0957).
Online Since:
Online Since
12/14/2018
Additional literature:
Additional literature
Additional literature – St. Galler Bibliotheksnetz (SGBN) - Verbundkatalog
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Document Type:
Document Type
Manuscript
Century:
Century
15th century
Dated:
Dated
1469
Decoration:
Decoration
Initial, Ornamental, Penwork
Binding:
Binding
15th century
With in situ fragment:
With in situ fragment
Offset
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