Benediktinerstift St. Paul. Bibliothek - HMML Repository

Benediktinerstift St. Paul. Bibliothek

This Benedictine abbey, located on the southern tip of Austria near Slovenia, was founded in 1091 from the famous German reform abbey of Hirsau. Although of important religious and cultural influence, it was dissolved in 1782 and its manuscript collection disseminated in various directions. In 1807, however, the Benedictine community of Sankt Blasien in Schwarzwald requested permission to resettle in Austria. First moving to the vacant Augustinian monastery of Spital am Pyhrn, they moved again in 1809 to the abandoned buildings of Sankt Paul, bringing with them not only the manuscripts of Sankt Blasien but those of Spital am Pyhrn as well. From this large monastic collection, HMML filmed 1047 manuscripts dating from the 8th to the early 19th c.


  • Collection

  • Country

    Austria
  • City

    Sankt Paul im Lavanttal
  • Repository

    Benediktinerstift St. Paul. Bibliothek
  • Project Codes

    Main Series
  • Project Numbers

    11665-12707; 19296; 12983
  • Type

    Microform
  • Microfilm Reels

    1042
  • Date Preserved

    1968
  • Languages

    Latin; German; French; Italian
  • Reproduction Notes

    Some pages or decoration filmed also in color
  • Bibliography

    Beda Schroll, Catalogus codicum manuscriptorum ex monasteriis S. Blasii in Nigra Silva et Hospitalis ad Pyhrum montem in Austria nunc in monasterio S. Pauli in Carinthia (handwritten, 1868).
  • Reading Room Collections

  • Uncataloged Collections