Stift Rein bei Graz. Bibliothek - HMML Repository

Stift Rein bei Graz. Bibliothek

Founded in 1129 by Margrave Leopold I of Styria, this Cistercian monastery is located in extreme eastern Austria. From the 13th c. a Latin school flourished there, but when the monastery was sacked by the Turks in 1480 many of its manuscripts perished. Still Rein remains the oldest surviving Cistercian monastery in the world, and of its present collection of 206 codices, 158 were photographed for HMML. These date from the 12th to the 18th c., but are chiefly dated before 1700.


  • Collection

  • Country

    Austria
  • City

    Rein
  • Repository

    Stift Rein bei Graz. Bibliothek
  • Project Codes

    Main Series
  • Project Numbers

    7399-7553; 9823; 9843; 9846; 11257
  • Type

    Microform
  • Microfilm Reels

    156
  • Date Preserved

    1967
  • HMML Reading Room (first record)

  • Languages

    Latin; German
  • Reproduction Notes

    Some pages or decoration filmed also in color
  • Bibliography

    Anton Weis, Handschriften-Verzeichniss der Stifts-Bibliothek zu Reun (1891).
  • Reading Room Collections

  • Uncataloged Collections