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St. Gallen
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Cod. Sang. 1397.20
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20th folder of the fragment collection Cod. Sang. 1397: Liturgical Fragments
Parchment · 18 pp. · ca. 15.2/33.8 x 9.5/28.7 cm · 11th c. – 14th c.
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Manuscript Summary
Cod. Sang. 1397 is one of eight fragment volumes (that is, volumes that contain exclusively fragments) of the Abbey Library of St. Gall. Between 1774 and 1785, the St. Gall monks Johann Nepomuk Hauntinger (1756–1823) and Ildefons von Arx (1755–1833) detached numerous fragments from bindings in which they had served for centuries as pastedowns, flyleaves, spine linings, and endleaf guards. At an advanced age, Ildefons von Arx had the fragments bound in eight thematically-organized bindings and dedicated these in 1822 to his friend Johann Nepomuk Hauntinger. Chiefly in the twentieth century, researchers found additional, small fragments in bindings, from which they were then removed and added to the existing fragment volumes or into the collection of fragments. From 2005 to 2006 the extensive fragment volume Cod. Sang. 1397 was disbound for conservation reasons. The fragments were rebound (in the same sequence) in 23 folders (“Ganzpapierbroschuren”). The new, now authoritative pagination begins with 1 in each folder and includes only the fragments (and not the empty paper leaves). To be cited (for example): St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 1397.1, pp. 1-2 (= Cod. Sang. 1397, Folder 1, pages 1-2). The twentieth folder of Cod. Sang. 1397 contains fragments from five liturgical manuscripts from the eleventh to the fourteenth century. (len)
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Chiara de Angelis, Università degli Studi di Cassino e del Lazio meridionale, 2023.
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10.5076/e-codices-csg-1397.20 (
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Document Type:
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11th century, 12th century, 14th century
Liturgica christiana:
Liturgica christiana
Breviary, Hymnary, Lectionary
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Musical Notation
Neumes (staffless)
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Franziska Schnoor, in: Vergilius Sangallensis. Die spätantiken Vergil-Fragmente der Stiftsbibliothek St. Gallen, Luzern 2022, S. 11–13.

Cornel Dora, Ruinen aus Pergament. Die Fragmentensammlung der Stiftsbibliothek St. Gallen, in: Hanns Peter Neuheueser und Wolfang Schmitz (Hg.), Fragment und Makulatur. Überlieferungsstörungen und Forschungsbedarf bei Kulturgut in Archiven und Bibliotheken, Wiesbaden 2015, S. 51–78.

Philipp Lenz, Reichsabtei und Klosterreform. Das Kloster St. Gallen unter dem Pfleger und Abt Ulrich Rösch 1457–1491, St. Gallen 2014, S. 459–468, 473.

Martin Strebel, Bestandserhaltung in der Stiftsbibliothek St. Gallen. Eine Evaluierung nach fünf Jahren Konservierung, in : PapierRestaurierung 5 (2004), S. 13–22, hier S. 20–21.

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