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Country of LocationSwitzerland
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Library / CollectionStiftsbibliothek
ShelfmarkCod. Sang. 617
Manuscript TitleConrad of Würzburg, Trojan War
CaptionPaper · 897 pp. · 31 x 22 cm · Southern Germany (?) · 1471
Manuscript SummaryThis codex contains Konrad of Würzburg’s Trojan War, a tremendous unfinished late work by the German lyric and epic poet, who died in 1287 before completing the work. The author recounts the story of the Trojan War in verse in an expansive construction of historiographic narration, forward and backward references, and encyclopedic digressions. Defective in the beginning and later supplemented with an inserted leaf, the work extends from p. 4 to p. 893. This is followed on pp. 895-897 by a fragment of an anonymous prose retelling of Conrad’s Trojan War. The text of Conrad’s Trojan War is written by a scribe, who probably is identical to the rubricator responsible for the red Lombard initials, the black Gothic initials and the decorated majuscules at the beginnings of the columns, and who put the date 1471 on p. 893. The prose fragment is from a later hand. The manuscript’s place of origin is not known. The codex was found in 1739 at the Haldenburg, a St. Gall fief in the Allgäu, and then became part of the Abbey Library, as indicated by a note on p. 894. (nie)
Standard descriptionScarpatetti Beat Matthias von, Die Handschriften der Stiftsbibliothek St. Gallen. Band 1, Abt. IV: Codices 547-669: Hagiographica, Historica, Geographica 8.-18. Jahrhundert, Wiesbaden 2003. S. 211-213.
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Additional descriptionScherrer Gustav, Verzeichnis der Handschriften der Stiftsbibliothek von St. Gallen, Halle 1875, S. 200.
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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier):||
DOI (Digital Object Identifier10.5076/e-codices-csg-0617 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5076/e-codices-csg-0617)
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IIIF Manifest URLhttps://www.e-codices.ch/metadata/iiif/csg-0617/manifest.json
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How to quoteSt. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 617: Conrad of Würzburg, Trojan War (https://www.e-codices.ch/en/list/one/csg/0617).
Additional literatureAdditional literature – St. Galler Bibliotheksnetz (SGBN) - Verbundkatalog
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