Vita sancti Galli vetustissima

Title:
Vita sancti Galli vetustissima
Library:
Stiftsbibliothek
Language:
Latin
City:
SANKT GALLEN, Switzerland
Shelf Mark:
Codex Sangallensis 2106
Alternate Names:
Die alteste Lebensbeschreibung des Heiligen Gallus -- The Oldest Life of St. Gall --
Origin:
Rhaetia (Raetia), now including parts of Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and Liechtenstein
Dimensions:
4 folios (numbered p.1-p.8) -- 300 x 220 mm. (the outer folios are trimmed at the bottom) --
Date Description:
Before the middle of the ninth century (see p. 10 of commentary)
Content:
Fragments (from 11 chapters) of a Life of St. Gall (presumably with 42 chapters [see p. 11 of commentary]) begun ca. 680, with additions until ca. 771 (see pp. 8-9 of commentary) -- The Life was included in a Passional: the text is followed by a Passion of the Evangelist St. Luke and a Passion of the Apostles Simon and Jude (with rubrics) -- In 1895, these folios were found in the binding of a book (unknown) in the Staatsarchiv in Zurich. They held the signature Staatsarchiv des Kantons Zurich, C VI 1 II 8a, until they were given back to the Stifstbibliothek St. Gallen in April 2006.
Hand:
caroline (carolingian) -- rustic capitals for the headings, of which some are in red ink --
Illuminations:
No
Musical Notation:
No
Call Number:
Medieval [7th Floor Hesburgh] General Collection BX 4700 .G224 V58 2012 5 Day Loan
Commentary Volume:
No
Nature of Facsimile:
Full-size colour reproduction of the fragments (surrounded by a white margin) --
Publication Date:
2012
Place of Publication:
St. Gallen, Switzerland
Publisher:
Stiftsbibliothek St. Gallen
Printer:
Verlag am Klosterhof
Notes:
In the same volume: Ernst Tremp, Introduction, diplomatic edition and translation into German --
Type of Text:
fragment, hagiographical, liturgical, monastic, religious