Evangelium Longum - back cover on Flickr.

Manuscript title: Evangelium longum (Evangelistary)

Manuscript summary: The Evangelium Longum, a world-class work created by the St. Gallen monks Sintram (text) and Tuotilo (binding).

Origin: St. Gallen

Period: 9th century

Image source: St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 53: Evangelium longum (Evangelistary)
( www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/csg/0053 )

e-codices – now for iPhone and iPad

e-codices – now for iPhone and iPad

e-codices – now for iPhone and iPad


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Ever thought of flipping through e-codices manuscript pages on your iPad or iPhone? As of June 2013, all e-codices manuscripts can be viewed in their entirety in an app for iPhone and iPad, available for free at: bit.ly/e-codicesApp

Some of the things you can do with the app:

– Search and browse almost 1,000 manuscripts, including selected…

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Pretty medieval manuscript of the day is a stunning book binding depicting the crucifixion. According to the caption on Flickr, the book dates from the twelfth century, but this binding is much later. Can you spot the engraved 15—-49 above the cross? This suggests the binding was produced around that time. Isn’t it beautiful?

Image source: Creative Commons licensed by e-codices via Flickr.

Pretty medieval manuscript of the day is a lavishly illustrated Franciscan breviary. The historiated initial shows David with his harp. The border contains fantastical creatures, and owls, and dragons, and naked figures fighting, and angels bearing coats of arms, and… well really there is just so much going on here that the best thing you can do is take a proper close-up look! If this image isn’t high res enough for you, check out the original over on Flickr.

Image source: Schaffhausen, Ministerialbibliothek, Min. 98: Breviarium OFM . Creative Commons licensed via eCodices on Flickr.

Sarnen, Benediktinerkollegium, Cod. membr. 19, p. 41v on Flickr.

Manuscript title: Psalterium

Manuscript summary: This psalter from the 12th century is part of a collection formerly owned by the library of the double cloister of Muri. It was later transferred to the cloister at Hermetschwil. The cycle of miniatures is incomplete; the calendar includes one row of death records.

Origin: Southwest Germany

Period: 12th century

Image source: Sarnen, Benediktinerkollegium, Cod. membr. 19: Psalterium
( www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/bks/membr0019 )

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 53, p. 07 on Flickr.

Manuscript title: Evangelium longum (Evangelistary)

Manuscript summary: The Evangelium Longum, a world-class work created by the St. Gallen monks Sintram (text) and Tuotilo (binding).

Origin: St. Gallen

Period: 9th century

Image source: St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 53: Evangelium longum (Evangelistary)
( www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/csg/0053 )

Pretty medieval manuscript of the day is another advent themed image of the annunciation. It dates from the fifteenth century and was made for the dioces of Nantes. It now lives at the Library of Geneva. I like the border, with the beautiful peacock and the strange looking cherub riding some kind of mythical beast.

Image source: Genève, Bibliothèque de Genève, Ms. lat. 33: Book of Hours. Creative Commons licensed via eCodices on Flickr.

Sarnen, Benediktinerkollegium, Cod. membr. 19, p. 53r on Flickr.

Manuscript title: Psalterium

Manuscript summary: This psalter from the 12th century is part of a collection formerly owned by the library of the double cloister of Muri. It was later transferred to the cloister at Hermetschwil. The cycle of miniatures is incomplete; the calendar includes one row of death records.

Origin: Southwest Germany

Period: 12th century

Image source: Sarnen, Benediktinerkollegium, Cod. membr. 19: Psalterium
( www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/bks/membr0019 )

Sarnen, Benediktinerkollegium, Cod. membr. 19, p. 09r on Flickr.

Manuscript title: Psalterium

Manuscript summary: This psalter from the 12th century is part of a collection formerly owned by the library of the double cloister of Muri. It was later transferred to the cloister at Hermetschwil. The cycle of miniatures is incomplete; the calendar includes one row of death records.

Origin: Southwest Germany

Period: 12th century

Image source: Sarnen, Benediktinerkollegium, Cod. membr. 19: Psalterium
( www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/bks/membr0019 )

Pretty medieval manuscript of the day shows Princesse Yolanda of Savoy receiving a copy of Guillaime Fichet’s Rhetorica from the author. I love the hats! The manuscript can be viewed on the Virtual Manuscript Library of Switzerland.

A detailed description of the manuscript can be found here (PDF).

Image source: Cologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 176: Guillelmus Fichetus, Rhetorica. (http://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/cb/0176). Creative Commons licensed.

This looks fun! Go… participate!

May 2013 marks the first anniversary of e-codices Flickr Project. To celebrate this event, I would like to invite you to participate in curating an exhibition called My Manuscript Journey using the e-codices images present on Flickr. This could be a good way to find out what interests you and a good opportunity for you to express yourselves visually by creating a gallery with e-codices content. The most popular manuscript images will be used to create a set of 20 images that will be printed and used for the exhibition. The exhibition will take place in September 2013 at the premises of e-codices office at the University of Fribourg, in Fribourg, Switzerland. As a reward for the contribution, on the day of the opening, 10 names of the participants will be drawn and they will receive a copy of one of the printed images that will be sent to them by post. Here is how to participate: First of all you will need a Flickr account. If you don`t have one, you can create one easily using your Facebook or Google account to sign up on the Flickr homepage(www.flickr.com). To create a Gallery just go to one of the e-codices manuscript images (www.flickr.com/photos/e-codices/) that you want to add and within the Actions menu click the “Add to a gallery” link . From here you will create a new gallery , with the title My Manuscript Journey. Add 10 of your favorite images from e-codices Collections on Flickr (Top ten only, please , and no videos). The best approach would be to access directly the collections: “Themed journeys” and “The treasure”. (Images from “Behind the scene” collection are not eligible for this exhibition). It would be great if you could explain the reasons for your choices beside each image. The time frame to create your gallery is May 1 - May 31, 2013 I have created the following discussion topic: “My Manuscript Journey” where all the additional notifications will be posted and where you can also submit the link of your created gallery. In case you need some more clarification, feel free to e mail me on the following e-mail: ecodices@gmail.com Thanks in advance for your participation and I am looking forward to see where this “Manuscript Journey” will take us. Sincerely, Rromir Imami Image credits: Rromir Imami

e-codices – now for iPhone and iPad (video)

e-codices – now for iPhone and iPad (video)

e-codices – now for iPhone and iPad (video)


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Ever thought of flipping through e-codices manuscript pages on your iPad or iPhone? As of June 2013, all e-codices manuscripts can be viewed in their entirety in an app for iPhone and iPad, available for free at: bit.ly/e-codicesApp

Some of the things you can do with the app:

– Search and browse almost 1,000 manuscripts, including…

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