Metadata For 314 Manuscripts From The Bibliothek Of St. Nikolaus Hospital In Bernkastel Kues, Germany, Are Now Available In Reading Room

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Metadata for 314 manuscripts from the Bibliothek of St. Nikolaus-Hospital in Bernkastel-Kues, Germany, are now available in Reading Room

Posted: 2024-05-15

The manuscripts in the Bibliothek of St. Nikolaus-Hospital in the town of Bernkastel-Kues reflect the collecting and interests of its founder, Cardinal Nicholas of Cusa (1401-1464), a German cardinal, religious reformer, and theologian. The library includes an important collection of translations of Greek and Arabic works, particularly treatises on medicine and philosophy, into Latin. The collection also contains two rare medieval Hebrew Bibles as well as prayers used in religious rites. There are several autographed works by Nicholas de Cusa, who donated them to the library after his death. Of note too are several manuscripts containing the works of Ramon Llull, an important source for Nicholas de Cusa's own theological writings. View now

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