Switzerland

Switzerland


  • Region

    Europe
  • Country

    Switzerland
  • Cities

    Einsiedeln, Engelberg, and Sarnen
  • Repositories

    Monastic libraries at Kloster Einsiedeln, Stift Engelberg, Stift Sarnen, and Hermetschwil
  • Languages

    Latin, German, French, Greek, Italian, Coptic, Hebrew, and Turkish
  • Project Dates

    1996-1997

HMML’s founder, Father Oliver Kapsner, OSB, visited Switzerland in 1964, seeking support for microfilming Swiss monastic manuscripts. Although he was not successful, HMML returned in the 1990s and microfilmed 1,005 manuscripts from three monastic collections at Einsiedeln (580 manuscripts), Engelberg (290 manuscripts), Sarnen (135 manuscripts), and Hermetschwil (4 manuscripts). The collections contain materials on all areas of study for pre-modern Europe.

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12th-c. copy of the Antiquitates Judaicae by Flavius Josephus from Kloster Einsiedeln (HMML 48573) 12th-c. copy of the Antiquitates Judaicae by Flavius Josephus from Kloster Einsiedeln (HMML 48573)
12th-c. Latin manuscript of De bello Judaico from Kloster Einsiedeln (HMML 48574) 12th-c. Latin manuscript of De bello Judaico from Kloster Einsiedeln (HMML 48574)
9th-c. work on medicine attributed to Galen from Kloster Einsiedeln (HMML 49539) 9th-c. work on medicine attributed to Galen from Kloster Einsiedeln (HMML 49539)

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