Book/Printed Material Dialogue in Praise of the Holy Cross. Dialogus de laudibus sanctae crucis

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Title

  • Dialogue in Praise of the Holy Cross.

Other Title

  • Dialogus de laudibus sanctae crucis

Summary

  • Dialogus de laudibus sanctae crucis (Dialogue in praise of the Holy Cross), written between 1170 and 1180, and once owned by the Benedictine monastery of Saint Emmeram in Ratisbon (present-day Regensburg), Bavaria, contains a text in praise of the Cross, which has come down only in this manuscript. The text, written by an unidentified author, is in the form of a didactic dialogue between "Magister" and "Discipulus," the teacher and a pupil. It relates the history of salvation to the Holy Cross in the so-called typological exegetical tradition. The text is accompanied by an extensive pictorial cycle with 47 small outline drawings, executed in the Ratisbon school, which is difficult to locate and was probably situated in the monastery of Saint Emmeram or the convent at Prüfening. It is one of the earliest typological cycles to survive and a forerunner of the Biblia pauperum (Pauper's Bible).

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1170 to 1180]

Subject Headings

  • -  Germany--Bavaria--Regensburg
  • -  1170 to 1180
  • -  Bible--Commentaries
  • -  Bible. New Testament
  • -  Bible. Old Testament
  • -  Dialogues, Latin
  • -  Illuminations

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  "BSB shelfmark: Clm 14159|This description of the work was written by Béatrice Hernad of the Bavarian State Library."--Note extracted from World Digital Library.
  • -  Original resource extent: 188 leaves : parchment, illuminations ; 31 x 21.5 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: Bavarian State Library.
  • -  Content in Latin.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Source Collection

  • Illuminated Manuscripts from Europe

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021667970

Online Format

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  • pdf
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Dialogue in Praise of the Holy Cross. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1180, 1170] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667970/.

APA citation style:

(1170) Dialogue in Praise of the Holy Cross. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1180] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667970/.

MLA citation style:

Dialogue in Praise of the Holy Cross. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1180, 1170] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021667970/>.