Guilelmus, de Sancto Theodorico (1085-1153)
This volume contains a large number of texts about theology and canon law. All of it was written by one scribe, the Carthusian Heinrich von Vullenhoe of Basel. In a long note he provides information about the motives that guided him during the compilation: Since as a Carthusian he could not himself act as a preacher, he only had the possibility to spread the Word of God with his hands, i.e. by writing books. He expresses the hope that this compilation he has organized may strengthen the pious on their path and may offer an occasion for remorse for the sinners. Many of the texts that Vullenhoe has combined in this volume refer directly to the Carthusian Order. One example is the treatise de esu carnium, which defends the Carthusian practice of renouncing meat as a foodstuff. Many texts have also been handed down in other manuscripts from the Carthusian Monastery of Basel.
Online Since: 12/12/2019
- Arnoldus, de Villa Nova (Author) | Augustinus, Aurelius (Author) | Bernardinus, Senensis (Author) | Bernardus, Claraevallensis (Author) | Gerardus, de Vliederhoven (Author) | Gregorius IX, Papa (Author) | Guilelmus, de Sancto Theodorico (Author) | Hélinant, de Froidmont (Author) | Henricus, de Calcar (Author) | Jacobus, de Paradiso (Author) | Johannes, Andreae (Author) | Johannes, de Schonhavia (Author) | Johannes, Gerson (Author) | Johannes, Saresberiensis (Author) | Louber, Jakob (Librarian) | Ludolphus, de Saxonia (Author) | Marsilius, Carthusiensis (Author) | Patricius, Dublinensis (Author) | Petrus, de Alliaco (Author) | Vullenhoe, Heinrich von (Scribe) Found in: Standard description
This manuscript contains predominantly hagiographical texts, written in various hands at the beginning of the 13th century. One could reasonably propose that it originated at Hauterive. Without doubt, the text at the beginning of the collection was most important for the monks, a Vita of St. Bernard of Clairvaux (the Vita prima), which takes up the greatest part of the manuscript. Also worth noting is a text quite surprising in a monastic context: the Liber locorum sanctorum terrae Jerusalem at the time of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem by Fretellus of Nazareth († after 1154). Another particularity of the manuscript is its binding with flaps that show traces of metalwork in the shape of a star.
Online Since: 04/09/2014
- Arnoldus, Bonavallis (Author) | Beda, Venerabilis (Author) | Fretellus (Author) | Godefridus, Altissiodorensis (Author) | Gremaud, Jean (Librarian) | Guilelmus, de Sancto Theodorico (Author) | Hugo, de Sancto Victore (Author) Found in: Standard description
This codex from the end of the 15th century contains several appealing initials and select shorter works by Bernard of Clairvaux. Among them are also several works attributed to Bernard. The scribe ist the Cistercian Johannes Fabri, professed member of the monastery of Heilbronn. According to an old entry (17th century?), the book belonged to Beinwil Abbey, which was relocated to Mariastein in 1648.
Online Since: 06/22/2017
- Bernardus, Claraevallensis (Author) | Godefridus, Altissiodorensis (Author) | Guilelmus, de Sancto Theodorico (Author) | Johannes, Homo Dei (Author) | Richardus, de Mediavilla (Author) Found in: Standard description