St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek St. Gallen, Cod. Sang. 553

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Title unknown
Shelfmarks Cod. Sang. 553
Material Wood

Current Condition

Dimensions 230 x 145 mm

Host Volume

Title Lives of the Irish saints and saints of St. Gall
Date of Origin/Publication 9th/10th centuries
Place of Origin/Publication St. Gall
Shelfmark Cod. Sang. 553

Lives of the patron or "house" saints of St. Gall, written in the first half of the 9th century in the monastery of St. Gall, includes multiple short hagiographic and liturgical texts including: a) the life history of Columba, composed by Jonas of Bobbio, in excellent condition, b) the unique surviving copy in the world of the life history of St. Gallen founder Saint Gallus, composed by Reichenau monk Wetti in about 816/824.

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