Select manuscript from this collection: Cod. Fab. II  Cod. Fab. XXX Cod. Fab. 2  Fragm. Fab. IV  12/14
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Country of Location
St. Gallen
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Library / Collection
Stiftsarchiv (Abtei Pfäfers)
Cod. Fab. 1
Manuscript Title:
Manuscript Title
Evangelistary ("Liber viventium")
Parchment · 91 ff. · 31 x 20.5 cm · Churrätien · first quarter of the 9th century / 9th-14th centuries
Manuscript Summary:
Manuscript Summary
The Liber viventium Fabariensis is likely the most important surviving work of Rhaetish book art. This manuscript was originally designed as an Evangelistary and richly adorned with initials, frames for canonical tables and full-page illustrations of the symbols of the four evangelists. Starting in 830 the names of monks who joined the monastic community were listed in the empty canonical table frames, together with living and deceased benefactors of the abbey. In addition to its function as evangelistary, memorial and record of the monastic brotherhood, the Liber viventium was later also used to preserve the historial records and treasure catalog of Pfäfers Abbey. Because of the legal importance of the Liber viventium up to modern times, the volume is housed in the archival collection of Pfäfers Abbey. (kur)
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Jurot Romain (unter Mitarbeit von Rudolf Gamper), Katalog der Handschriften der Abtei Pfäfers im 
Stiftsarchiv St. Gallen, Dietikon-Zürich 2002 (Studia Fabariensia; 3), S. 81-83.
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10.5076/e-codices-ssg-fab0001 (
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