Silvester II, Papa (950-1003)
This manuscript from the Carthusian Monastery of Basel consists primarily of the best-known works by the Roman historian Sallust – De coniuratione Catilinae and De bello Iugurthino. In addition, it contains various short texts and fragments of known (Isidore, Publilius Syrus, Ps.-Serviolus) and unknown authorship (rules for syllabification, arithmetical riddles) and a drawing of a labyrinth. The manuscript contains numerous interlinear and marginal glosses by various hands.
Online Since: 06/14/2018
- Huber, Daniel (Librarian) | Iselin, Jakob Christoph (Annotator) | Isidorus, Hispalensis (Author) | Louber, Jakob (Librarian) | Publilius, Syrus (Author) | Sallustius Crispus, Gaius (Author) | Serviolus (Author) | Silvester II, Papa (Author) Found in: Standard description
This large-format 11th century manuscript by Martianus Capella transmits the first two books of his work De nuptiis Philologiae et Mercurii, one of the most widely-read books of the Middle Ages, together with Remigius of Auxerre's commentary, which was written for instruction. Noteworthy is the contemporaneous original binding: the quires are attached to the parchment cover with thin strips of parchment (cf. Szirmai).
Online Since: 03/19/2015
- Eutyches, Grammaticus (Author) | Martianus, Capella (Author) | Nietzsche, Friedrich (Annotator) | Remigius, Altissiodorensis (Commentator) | Silvester II, Papa (Author) Found in: Standard description
The manuscript consists of two parts. The first, Carolingian (fol. 1–12) with its original texts (fol. 1v–11v), reflects a meeting between Einhard and Lupus of Ferrières that occurred in June of 836 in Seligenstadt. Lupus received the arithmetic book (Calculus) by Victorius of Aquitaine along with a now widely known model alphabet for Ancient Capitals. Around 1000, texts by Abbo of Fleury on the ‘computus' (reckoning the date for Easter) were then added at the abbot's home monastery on the Loire (fol. 12–28), along with an abacus table (fol. 1r). The resulting collection of documents contains key items for and from Abbo's technical scholarship and offers a slightly divergent counterpart to the contemporaneous Floriacensis, Berlin, Staatsbibl., Phill. 1833.
Online Since: 03/19/2015
- Silvester II, Papa (Author) Found in: Standard description
- Abbo, Floriacensis (Author) | Ausonius, Decimus Magnus (Author) | Bongars, Jacques (Former possessor) | Gravisset, Jakob von (Former possessor) | Helpericus, Altissiodorensis (Author) | Hortin, Samuel (Librarian) | Silvester II, Papa (Author) | Victorius, Aquitanus (Author) Found in: Standard description
This manuscript assembles about 700 documents from the years 814-1242, which concern the administration of the Chapter and the Cathedral of Lausanne. The compilation of the cartulary began around 1202 and was completed in 1242; 5 files, dated 1250-1294, were added later. The material structure of the manuscript is very complex because of numerous additions to the original core, which corresponds to the Livre censier du Chapitre cathédral de Lausanne of about 1202. The manuscript contains various texts: the Annals of Lausanne, a topographic cartulary, a chronological register, two chronicles, an urbarium, the Chronicle of the Bishops of Lausanne and the Cathedral's necrology. The author of this valuable collection is Conon d'Estavayer (before 1200-1243/1244), who became Dean of the Cathedral in 1202. From 1216 until 1242, he directly supervised the editing of the manuscript and the organization of the documents.
Online Since: 12/13/2013
- Mülinen, Albrecht von (Former possessor) | Silvester II, Papa (Author) Found in: Standard description