Select manuscript from this collection: ALT MSC 3  Y 24 Y 48  Y 237  5/40

Country of Location:
Country of Location
Switzerland
Location:
Location
Frauenfeld
Library / Collection:
Library / Collection
Kantonsbibliothek Thurgau
Shelfmark:
Shelfmark
Y 39
Manuscript Title:
Manuscript Title
Nicolaus Cusa: Cribratio Alcorani and Contra Bohemos
Caption:
Caption
Parchment · A, B + 90 + H-Z ff. · 27.3 x 19.7 cm · Italy, Rom · 1464-1471
Language:
Language
Latin
Manuscript Summary:
Manuscript Summary
This single-column manuscript, created in the second half of the 15th century, was very carefully written by a scribe in a humanistic minuscule. The work contains two texts by Cardinal Nicholas of Cusa (1401-1464), Cribratio Alcorani (ff. 1r-70r) and Contra Bohemos (ff. 70v-90r). With Cribratio Alcorani he attempted a precise philological and historical investigation of the Koran, and in Contra Bohemos he dealt with Hussitism. The title page (f. 1r) is decorated with bianchi girari (white vine scrolls). Two medallions with coats of arms are integrated in the border. The coats of arms show a white lion on a blue background and are crowned with the papal insignia. The coat of arms can be attributed to Pope Paul II. (Pietro Barbo, 1464-1471), which shows that the manuscript was made by order of the pope or at least during his papacy. Initials at the beginning of each chapter are golden with a background in blue and green. Individual initials are emphasized more strongly and one is decorated with white vine scroll, corresponding to the title page. The binding of the manuscript, richly decorated with plant ornaments, medallions and depictions of saints, dates from the 16th century. The central medallion on the front shows Mary with the infant Jesus. (glo)
DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
DOI (Digital Object Identifier
10.5076/e-codices-kbt-y039 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5076/e-codices-kbt-y039)
Permanent link:
Permanent link
https://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/kbt/y039
IIIF Manifest URL:
IIIF Manifest URL
IIIF Drag-n-drop https://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/metadata/iiif/kbt-y039/manifest.json
How to quote:
How to quote
Frauenfeld, Kantonsbibliothek Thurgau, Y 39: Nicolaus Cusa: Cribratio Alcorani and Contra Bohemos (https://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/kbt/y039).
Online Since:
Online Since
12/10/2020
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Rights
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Document Type:
Document Type
Manuscript
Century:
Century
15th century
Dated:
Dated
1464-1471
Decoration:
Decoration
Full Page, Fully Painted, Gold / Silver, Initial, Margin, Ornamental, Penwork
Binding:
Binding
16th century
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