Irish miniatures in the Abbey Library of St. Gall by Duft, Johannes

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Published by Urs Graf, P.C.Duschnes] in Olten, [New York .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Switzerland,
  • Saint Gall.

Subjects:

  • Illumination of books and manuscripts -- Switzerland -- Saint Gall.,
  • Illumination of books and manuscripts -- Specimens, reproductions, etc.

Edition Notes

Book details

Statementby Johannes Duft and Peter Meyer.
ContributionsMeyer, Peter, 1894- , joint author., Stiftsbibliothek Sankt Gallen
Classifications
LC ClassificationsND2897.S3 D84
The Physical Object
Pagination150 p.
Number of Pages150
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL207125M
LC Control Numbera 54005847
OCLC/WorldCa807071

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Medieval Sanctuary; THE IRISH MINIATURES IN THE ABBEY LIBRARY OF ST. GALL By Johannes Duff and Petal Meyer. pp., plus 19 color plates, plus 23 collotype reproductions. The great abbey that grew up at St. Gall continued to have links with Ireland and to be a regular stopping place for the early Irish pilgrim on his journey to Rome.

Some of them presented manuscripts to the abbey and in the 9th century there was a special section of the library for books in Irish script. DUFT, Johannes & MEYER, Peter. The Irish Miniatures in the Abbey Library of St.

Gall. With 19plates in colour and 24 in mono. Berne: Urs Graf-Verlag, Large quarto. Bound in full pigskin with Celticdesign blind tooling. Edition limited to copies. A very good copy. Very rare. Gall in Switzerland takes its name from the Irish saint, the companion of St.

Columbanus, who. The Irish Gospels of St. Gall or Codex Sangallensis 51 is an 8th-century Insular Gospel Book, written either in Ireland or by Irish monks in the Abbey of St.

Gall in Switzerland, where it is now in the Abbey library of St. Gallen as MS It has folios (so pages). Amongst its 11 illustrated pages are a Crucifixion, a Last Judgement, a Chi Rho monogram page, a carpet page, and. Stiftsbibliothek, Abbey of St.

Gall, St. Gallen: The Codex Sangallensis in the Stiftsbibliothek of the Abbey of St. Gall is a nineteenth-century compilation of fragments. The picture shows the only surviving leaf (page ) from a lost Irish Gospel Book from the eight or ninth century.

It represents the miniature of St. The Abbey Library is Switzerland’s most magnificent Rococo building, it’s Switzerland’s oldest library and one of those few places in the world that will absolutely take your breath away.

It's a beautiful library with amazingly old books and it is one of the oldest and most beautiful in the world. Today the library at is still considered nearly unrivaled in its beauty. St Gallen is a small city in the north-east of Switzerland with a 1,year-old history.

Its surprisingly close link with Ireland, which has continued to the present day, dates back towhen an Irish monk named St Gall (var. Gallus, Gallen) established a hermit cell in the dense forest of the Steinach Valley.

Some early works are written in Irish, evidence of the monastery's Irish roots (hence the name, "St. Gall"). The elaborate, rococo library was constructed between and is worth admiration in its own right, with its magnificent burnished woodwork, undulating balconies and ceiling frescoes.

The Abbey of St. Gall is still a magnificent structure, though it hasn’t been a monastery since the late 18th century.

About 30 years after the ornate abbey church was constructed (and the medieval abbey demolished to make way for it), the prince-archbishopric of St. Gallen came to an end, and the monks dispersed for other abbeys in the region. The Abbey Library of St. Gall is one of the oldest monastic libraries in the world; it is the most important part of St.

Gall’s Abbey district UNESCO world heritage site. The library’s valuable holdings illustrate the development of European culture and document the cultural achievements of the Monastery of St.

Gall from the 7th century. The Abbey Library of Saint Gall (German: Stiftsbibliothek) is a significant medieval monastic library located in St. Gallen,the library, as well as the Abbey of St. Gall, were designated a World Heritage Site, as “an outstanding example of a large Carolingian monastery and was, since the 8th century until its secularisation inone of the most important cultural.

The library is precious and one has to wear slippers they provide as the floor is being preserved with its lovely inlaid wood. The paintings and the books are breathtaking. Located in the Abbey, this rococo library is the oldest in Switzerland/K TripAdvisor reviews.

For centuries St Gallen’s abbey has been a seat of culture and learning in Europe, but neither the abbey nor the Swiss city itself would exist if an Irish man named Gall hadn’t tripped here.

The information we have about her life come from two biographies; one was written by Hartmann, a monk of St Gall between andand the other between and by another monk of the Abbey of St Gall called Herimannus.

The famous library at St Gall houses many precious Irish manuscripts. St Wiborada, pray for us. Gallen Abbey The library and scriptorium. The abbey of St. Gallen (St. Gall), with its scriptorium, is a typical product of the policy of proselytism carried on by the Western Church, the purpose of which was to ‘save’ the world from what was left of paganism.

One was the books brought in by Irish. The Carolingian period represented a Golden Age for the abbey of St Gall, an Alpine monastery in modern-day Switzerland. Its bloom of intellectual activity resulted in an impressive number of scholarly texts being copied into often beautifully written manuscripts, many of which survive in the abbey's library to this day.

Among these books are several of Irish origin, while others contain works. The Abbey of St Gall had a great influence on the development of monastic architecture and is considered to be a typical example of the large Benedictine monastery.

The beginnings of the monastery can be traced back towhen the itinerant Irish monk Gallus had. Abbey Library St. Gallen, Switzerland. a digital version of the Life of St Columba (external link) a digital version of The Irish Miniatures in the Abbey Library of St.

Gall (external link) Not present in the exhibit, but also of interest is a post about Irish students early in the history of the University of Illinois (external link). The cursive torculus design in the Codex St. Gall and its rhythmical significance; Johannes Heer Song Book: Cod.

Gallen by Tetraktys (Musical group) The Irish miniatures in the Abbey Library of St. Gall by Johannes Duft. Saint Gall, an Irish monk, erected a hermitage which eventually became the monastery. After the death of Saint Gall inOthmar was appointed by Charles Martel as the custodian of Gall’s relics.

It was during the rule of Pepin the Short that Othmar founded the Abbey of St. Gall, where literature and science flourished. In the summer of I travelled to St Gallen, Switzerland with the express purpose of visiting the town’s Baroque Abbey and Library.

The library or Stiftsbibliothek, as it is known locally, houses a collection of manuscripts, incunabula [1] and books. The St. Gall Gospel Book is a medieval insular Gospel Book. It is now in the Abbey of St. Gall cathedral library (MS 51). It has folios. Amongst its illustrations are a Crucifixion, a Last Judgement, a Chi Rho monogram page, a carpet page, and Evangelist portraits.

External links. Irish Decoration, ; Erstes Evangeliarium von. This list, telling the rich history of the Abbey Library of St. Gall (Stiftsbibliothek St. Gallen), could be continued as well. The history of the library began in the 7th century, when an Irish monk named Gallus founded his hut on the site of the present monastery of St.

Gall in According to the Abbey of Saint Gall’s website (Abtei St. Gallen in German), the earliest evidence of a library collection on the site dates back to around CE, in plans that show a library.

Dungal, an Irish monk, who founded a great school at Pavia, was a particular friend of the Emperor Charlemagne, and at his death, at Bobbio, inhe bequeathed to that Irish monastery his library, including three fine Antiphonaries, which are now in the Ambrosian Library of Milan.

In reference to St. Gall's, Ekkhard, the historian of the. Early medieval Irish book art is both beautiful and fascinating. It reflects a flourishing monastic culture which played a key role in the cultural development of Europe from the 6th to 9th centuries CE.

Nowhere is this more clearly illustrated than at the Abbey of St. Gallen, in St. Gallen, Switzerland, which was founded by the Irish monk Saint Gall in CE.

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This chapter surveys the history of the Abbey of St. Gall, on the shores of Lake Constance, from its founding in the seventh century by Gallus to its cultural highpoints from the Carolingian period through the eleventh century. The library’s great treasures, including manuscripts of the fourth or fifth century, the famous Irish books, important Middle High German texts, are mentioned, and.

Legend of Saint Gall. Among the library’s treasures was a series of ivory book covers engraving the legends of Saint Gall, an Irish missionary who crossed the Bodensee (Lake Constance) about years ago.

Saint Gall established a hermitage which later became the Abbey, and with continuous growth turned into the current city of St. Gallen. Early Irish manuscripts are not just texts but works of art in their own right.

Lichfield Gospels Manuscript (Ms. 1), x mm Cathedral Library, Lichfield: Gospel Book c. Manuscript (Cod. Sang. 51), x mm Stiftsbibliothek, Abbey of St. Gall, St. Gallen: Gospel Book c. Manuscript (Cod.

Sang. 51), x mm. In Switzerland, Canton St. Gall, 30 miles southeast of Constance; for many centuries one of the chief Benedictine abbeys in Europe; founded aboutand named after Gallus, an Irishman, the disciple and companion of St. Columbanus in his exile from his master went on to Italy, Gallus remained in Switzerland, where he died about A chapel was erected on the spot occupied by.

Saint Gall, (born c. Ireland—died c. Switzerland; feast day October 16), Irish monk who helped spread Irish influence while introducing Christianity to western Europe.

Educated at the monastery of Bangor (in present-day North Down district, ), Gall became a disciple of St. Columban and joined him on a mission to France. When Columban proceeded to Italy, Gall remained with. ABBEY OF ST.

GALL. Catholic Encyclopedia. Catholic Encyclopedia. In Switzerland, Canton St. Gall, 30 miles southeast of Constance; for many centuries one of the chief Benedictine abbeys in Europe; founded aboutand named after Gallus, an Irishman, the disciple and companion of St.

Columbanus in his exile from Luxeuil. The Abbey Library of Saint Gall, known as the Stiftsbibliothek of St. Gallen, is one of the oldest and most illustrious libraries in the world. The Stiftsbibliothek and surrounding St.

Gall Abbey precinct have together served for centuries as one of the leading cultural centers in the Western world, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Issued in case and bound in tan morocco, embossed on front cover with designs in the style of Irish miniatures. Description: [12],[1] pages, xliii plates: illustrations, facsimiles (some color and mounted) ; 37 cm. In his examination of St. Gall’s surviving library lists, Meeder notes that the monks earmarked a list of 29 texts, the libri scottice scripti—“books written in Irish fashion”—as separate from the abbey’s holdings.

The texts were recognized not for their Irishness, but rather for their “overall usefulness” (62), and they. The Stiftsbibliothek — literally, the abbey library — in St. Gallen, Switzerland, will digitize and post its collection with the help of a $1 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Description: Crucifixion in the St. Gall Gospel Book. The St. Gall Gospel Book or Codex Sangallensis 51 is an 8th-century Insular Gospel Book, written either in Ireland or by Irish monks in the Abbey of St. Gall in Switzerland, where it is now in the Abbey library of St.

Gallen as MS It. The story of the Abbey of St. Gall begins with the Irish monk St. Gallus, a follower of the Irish missionary, St. Columbanus. According to tradition, in the year /, St. Gallus was travelling southwards from Lake Constance into a forest when he received a divine sign (though various versions exist, most of them involve a bear).

Over four hundred of the manuscripts mentioned in that catalogue are still at St. Gall. During the abbacy of Engelbert II () an incursion of the Huns threatened the abbey, and most of the valuable books and manuscripts were removed to Reichenau for safety, some never being returned.

In a disastrous fire almost entirely destroyed the. In that impossibly grand temple of books, the Abbey Library of St. Gall. That library’s history began in the Dark Ages when a party of Irish monks traveled deep into Europe. The front cover of the Evangelium Longum (Stiftsbibliothek-Abbey Library of Saint Gall, St.

Gallen, Switzerland). A monk of Saint-Gall, called Tuotilo, demonstrated an unusual imagination when he dared to carve on the back ivory cover of the Evangelium longum (ca.

) the local legend of the patron saint of the monastery without using a known.

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