As further provenances, there are the Mannheim court library, which was transferred to Munich in 1803, the libraries of the philologist and orientalist Johann Albrecht Widmanstetter (1506 – 1557), of the family Occo, of the Dukes of Württemberg (forming part of the spoils of war of Tübingen coming to Munich in 1635), of the Florentine humanist Petrus Victorius (1499 – 1585) and secularized Old-Bavarian monastery collections.
Most volumes have a focus on either theological or liturgical works or classical, late-antique and Byzantine texts of secular literature. Moreover, there is a comparatively small number of works of medical and juridical content, humanistic composite manuscripts, as well as an illustrated pilgrims’ guidebook for Jerusalem and the Holy Land. The most important find within the scope of this cataloguing project was the identification of hitherto unknown homilies on the psalms by Origen of Alexandria (185 – 253/ 254 AD) contained in an extensive codex of the 12th century.
The scholarly in-depth cataloguing of this collection group has taken place since 1992, supported by funds of the Free State of Bavaria and of the German Research Foundation.
Katalog der griechischen Handschriften der Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek München.
Volume 5: Codices graeci Monacenses 266 – 347.
Newly described by Marina Molin Pradel and Kerstin Hajdú.
Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2019.