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St. Gallen
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Cod. Sang. 878
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Vademecum of Walahfrid Strabo
Parchment · 304 pp. · 21.5 x 13.5 cm · Reichenau · between about 825 and 849
Latin, German
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The Vademecum (personal handbook) of Walahfrid Strabo (ca. 808-849), Abbot of Reichenau. It is one of the few known autographs of a prominent figure to survive from the early Middle Ages. It contains diverse texts and images by numerous hands, written between ca. 825 and 849, among them a labyrinth (on page 277) and different alphabets (pages 320/321), one in runes. (smu)
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Scherrer Gustav, Verzeichniss der Handschriften der Stiftsbibliothek von St. Gallen, Halle 1875, S. 307-309.
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Beccaria Augusto, I codici di medicina del periodo presalernitano, Roma 1956, pp. 391-393.
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Beschreibung nach Bernhard Bischoff, Eine Sammelhandschrift Walahfrid Strabos (Cod. Sangall. 878), in: Ders., Mittelalterliche Studien. Ausgewählte Aufsätze zur Schriftkunde und Literaturgeschichte, Bd. II, Stuttgart 1967, S. 34-51.
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10.5076/e-codices-csg-0878 (
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