Origen, Homiliae in psalmos, 12th century (beginning) | © BSB/ Cod.graec. 314, sheet 1r

Volume 5 of the catalogue of Greek manuscripts of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Munich introduces 83 manuscripts. More than half of the codices originally formed part of the collection of the Augsburg trader Johann Jakob Fugger (1516 – 1575) and of manuscript holdings sold by the widely known writer and manuscript trader Andreas Darmarios to Duke William V of Bavaria in 1583. This means that they formed part of the collection at the time of foundation of the Munich court library.

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Augustinus manuscript in Anglo-Saxon minuscule script of the 8th century (detail) | © BSB/ Clm 14653, sheet 29v

The fifth catalogue volume on the Latin and medieval manuscripts of the Benedictine abbey St. Emmeram in Regensburg contains detailed codicological and contentual descriptions of 142 manuscripts of the 8th to the 16th century, a temporal focus of the preserved works being on the 15th century.

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Arbor consanguinitatis, Paris, 13th century. From: Henricus de Segusia, Summa aurea | © BSB/ Clm 28160, sheet 320r

The newly available volume of scholarly catalogues of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek comprises not only the French illuminated manuscripts from the 10th to the end of the 14th century, but Ulrike Bauer-Eberhardt also describes all English and Spanish manuscripts with adornments.

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[From left to right] Dr. Gudrun Wirtz (BSB), Dr. Claudia Fabian (BSB), Martin Roos (former Bishop of the Roman-Catholic diocese Timișoara), Dr. Wolfgang-Valentin Ikas (BSB) | © BSB/ S. Gottstein

The former bishop of the Roman-Catholic diocese of Timișoara (Romania), Martin Roos, visited the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in July. On this occasion, he presented the library with a facsimile of a unique manuscript of Saint Gerard of Csanád safeguarded by the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (Clm 6211).

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Wessobrunn prayer (sheet 65v) | © BSB/ Clm 22053

From the Wessobrunn prayer to Lorenz von Westenrieder – the new virtual exhibition in bavarikon offers an overview of the most important and most interesting monuments of literature and language held by the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek as part of its collection of Bavarica. Look forward to documents bearing testimony to the early Middle Ages, works of the early modern age, spiritual and courtly literature and much more.

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