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St. Gallen
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Cod. Sang. 973
Manuscript Title:
Manuscript Title
Composite manuscript from Wonnenstein Convent containing edifying literature and the convent’s oldest list of books
Paper · 730 pp. · 17 x 11.8 cm · community of nuns at Wonnenstein, Teufen · 1498
Manuscript Summary:
Manuscript Summary
This manuscript, written around 1500 by the Sisters of the third order of St. Francis at Wonnenstein near Teufen, not far from St. Gall, contains as an introduction a register (pp. 19) of manuscripts and printed works held in the convent library, compiled around 1500; it has a total of 110 entries. The majority consist of ascetic-edifying treatises; among them are Brother Conrad Nater’s German translations of Bonaventure’s Regula novitiorum (pp. 15107), the German version of David of Augsburg’s De exterioris et interioris hominis compositione (pp. 109188), the Ermahnung zu einem wahren klösterlichen Leben by the Franciscan monk Heinrich Vigilis of Weissenburg (pp. 190223), the treatise Die besessene Nonne Agnes (pp. 225404), a treatise on the passion attributed to Bernardino of Siena (Lernung das lyden unsers lieben heren zu betrachten; pp. 406475), revelations by the mystics Gertrude of Helfta and Christine Ebner (pp. 476486), Bonaventure’s Soliloquium in a shortened German version (pp. 496713), as well as the treatise Vom Reuer, Wirker und Schauer by the so-called Kuttenmann (pp. 717727). On 11 February 1782, the St. Gall Abbey librarian Johann Nepomuk Hauntinger (1756−1823) acquired this manuscript, together with four other manuscripts (today Cod. Sang. 972a, Cod. Sang. 976, Cod. Sang. 977 and Cod. Sang. 991) from the community of Capuchin nuns at Wonnenstein. (smu)
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Scherrer Gustav, Verzeichniss der Handschriften der Stiftsbibliothek von St. Gallen, Halle 1875, S. 368-369.
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Katalog der datierten Handschriften in der Schweiz in lateinischer Schrift vom Anfang des Mittelalters bis 1550, 
Bd. III: Die Handschriften der Bibliotheken St. Gallen-Zürich, bearbeitet von Beat Matthias von Scarpatetti, Rudolf Gamper 
und Marlis Stähli, Dietikon-Zürich 1991, Nr. 231, S. 83.
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10.5076/e-codices-csg-0973 (
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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 973: Composite manuscript from Wonnenstein Convent containing edifying literature and the convent’s oldest list of books (
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Additional literature – St. Galler Bibliotheksnetz (SGBN) - Verbundkatalog
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15th century
15th century
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