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Manuscripts, Medieval -- Germany

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Medieval Manuscripts created in Germany.

Found in 28 Collections and/or Records:

Fragments of an antiphoner, possibly Dutch or German, 15th century

Identifier: MS 211/XXX
Scope and Contents Antiphoner, containing lines of the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th responds from Matins of the Common of the Apostles. The text on the first fragment, f. 1r reads It [?] […] tris. […] ste[…] des nolite cogita […] quanum. Dabitur enim [...]. The other side of this fragment starts with habentes splendidas [...]. The second fragment contains ante reges et pre fi...[...]omodo aut quid lo [...] vis(?) in illa ho...
Dates: 15th century

MS 8: Biblia sacra [Bible. Latin. Vulgate], c 1260

Identifier: MS 8
Scope and Contents The manuscript contains the complete text of the Vulgate. The order of books of the Old Testament is unusual: chapter 15 of Leviticus is found at the end of the book of Esther with an explanatory rubric; Lamentations and Baruch precede Jeremiah instead of coming after it; the Letter of Jeremiah,...
Dates: c 1260

MS 9: Biblia Sacra [Bible. Latin. Vulgate], 1367

Identifier: MS 9
Scope and Contents This manuscript contains the text of the Vulgate for the Old Testament from Genesis to Esther. It includes the apocryphal Prayer of Manasseh, placed at the end of Second Chronicles.Prologue to the Bible (Letter to Paulinus): starts on f. 1r; this is the letter written by Jerome to Paulinus, bishop of Nola, placed at the beginning of the...
Dates: 1367

MS 12: Four Gospels [Bible. Gospels], 11th century

Identifier: MS 12
Contents The manuscript contains the text of the four Gospels according to the Vulgate.Prologues: start on f. 1v. They consists of three prologues: the first is the letter Saint Jerome wrote to Pope Damasus and which acts as prologue to all four Gospels, starting with the words Novum opus facere me cogis (ff. 1v-4r); the second prologue, taken from Saint Jerome's 'Commentary to the Gospel of Saint Matthew', begins with the words ...
Dates: 11th century

MS 23: Composite manuscript including two texts, 15th century

Identifier: MS 23
Contents The manuscript is a 15th-century composite containing works relating to virgin saints. It is German or Dutch. The works contained within it are detailed separately below.ff.1r-40v: Revelatio Nova Itineris et Passionis Undecim Milium Virginum Martyrum (The Passion of the Eleven Thousand Virgins). This text is related to Saint Ursula.ff.40v-72v: Vita et Legenda Beate Katherine Virginis (The Life and Legend of Saint...
Dates: 15th century

MS 32: Ordinale Ottenburgense, 1527

Identifier: MS 32
Contents The manuscript is an Ordinal from 1527, when it was written in and for the Benedictine monastery of Ottenburg in Swabia (Germany). Ordinals get their names from the ordo (ritual and rubrics) for celebrations and provide a general guide to the liturgy for a particular church.The Kalendar starts on f.2r. This is Benedictine, of Augsburg Diocese, and written for the monastery itself.Prominent saints commemorated in the Kalendar are as...
Dates: 1527

MS 46: Book of Hours (Use of Utrecht), 15th century

Identifier: MS 46
Scope and Contents Book of Hours in German from the 15th century.Kalendar: starts on f. 2r. Contains commemorations of Saints and Martyr, and other festivities (the most important are written in red). Its content points to the area of Cologne.30 January: Aldegunt iunffer (Aldegunda Virgin, hermitess and Benedectine abbess, from Hainaut); 1 March: Swicbertus, Bp. (Swithbert Bishop, founded a Benedectine monastery at...
Dates: 15th century

MS 48: Book of Hours and Prayer Book, 15th century

Identifier: MS 48
Contents The manuscript is a Book of Hours and Prayer Book from the 15th century. It originated in Germany, possibly in Schleswig. All the prayers are for a masculine owner.The Kalendar starts on f.1r. Some entries in the Kalendar that may reflect the manuscript’s provenance are as follows. 30 January: Aldegonde, Virgin; 17 March: Gertrude, Virgin; 3 June: Erasmus, Martyr; 4 July, Odalrici (Ulrich), Martyr; 8 July: Kilian, Martyr; 11 July: Ketillus, Confessor (of Viborg); 29...
Dates: 15th century

MS 71: Commentaries on the Bible by Johannes de Indagine, 1460s

Identifier: MS 71
Contents A 15th century autograph manuscript (the author of the work is also the scribe of the manuscript) from the Carthusian Charterhouse at Erfurt. The author and scribe is Johannes de Indagine, who was a Carthusian monk and prior connected to Erfurt Charterhouse and other Carthusian houses in Germany in the fifteenth century. The manuscript includes a collection of commentaries on parts of the bible, including Paul's letters, the Song of Songs, and other parts of the old and new testaments. Though...
Dates: 1460s

MS 74: Compendium theologicae veritatis by Hugh Ripelin, 14th century

Identifier: MS 74
Contents 14th century German manuscript of the 'Compendium theologicae veritatis', one of the most widely read theological manuals or textbooks of the Middle Ages. It is divided into seven books: 1 The Nature of God; 2 The Creation; 3 On Sin; 4 The Incarnation; 5 On Grace, Beatitudes and the Sacraments; 6 The Sacraments; 7 The Last Things. It has been attributed to a variety of authors but current research points to Hugh Ripelin (also called Hugo Argentinensis), a Dominican theologian at Strasburg, as...
Dates: 14th century