Codex Sangallensis 728
The Codex sangallensis 728 is a Latin manuscript from the 9th and 10th centuries, which is owned by the Abbey Library of St. Gallen is. It contains a collection of important legal texts (the Ansegis collection of chapters, Lex Salica, Lex Ribuaria) as well as the oldest library catalog of the St. Gallen monastery. The library title of the manuscript is collective manuscript (Kapitulariensammlung des Ansegis, Lex Salica, Lex Ribuaria) . The manuscript is made of parchment and has 220 pages.
The codex contains two library catalogs from the St. Gallen Abbey Library. On page 4 the short catalog Libri scottice scripti and on pages 5 to 21 the catalog Breviarium librorum de coenobio sci Galli confessoris Christi .
The Libri scottice scripti can be traced back to the Irish foundation of the monastery and contain books in insular script . They come from the same author as the Breviarium librorum de coenobio sci Galli confessoris Christi .
The Breviarium librorum de coenobio sci Galli confessoris Christi is (together with the Libri scottice scripti ) the oldest book directory in the abbey library. It comes from an author in the middle of the 9th century, additions by three other writers were added in the 9th and then in the 10th century. The catalog lists around 450 individual volumes in the library in 25 departments and often also the works they contain. Many of the manuscripts are still in the condition described at the time. The catalogs do not contain any signatures . The catalog serves as proof of the existence of a St. Gallen monastery library in the 9th century.
The legal texts contained are on pages 24 to 95 Ansegisi Collectio (Liber III and IV with 3 appendices), on pages 98 to 101 Recapitulatio solidorum , on pages 101 to 103 Quaestiones de variis vocabulis in lege, on pages 103 to 108 Capitula que in lege salica [...] Karolus a ° 803 preponendo addere jussit , on pages 108 to 177 Anno ... 778 ... Karolus hunc libelli tractati legis Salice scribere ordinavit (prologue ( Gens Francorum ), register and text in 70 chapters of the Lex emendata ) and on pages 178 to 220 Incipiunt capitula legis Ribuariorum (register of 91 chapters)
- Gustav Scherrer: Directory of the manuscripts of the Abbey Library of St. Gallen , Halle 1875, pp. 233–235
- Digital copy of Codex sangallensis 728 at e-codices
- e-codices , description of the Codex sangallensis 728
- Online manuscript catalog of the St. Gallen Abbey Library