Third Series of Maxims, Number 16 / Bernard of Clairvaux. The External and Internal Composition of Man (Fragment) / David von Augsburg. Sermon against Jews, Pagans and Aryans / Quodvultdeus of Carthage (Pseudo-Augustin). Muspilli


The fragmentary Old High German poem “Muspilli,” on the fate of the soul after death, the Day of Judgment, and Armageddon, is written on blank leaves and in the margins of a manuscript of the pseudo-Augustinian sermon Sermo contra Judaeos, Paganos et Arianos (Sermon against Jews, Pagans and Aryans). The sermon itself was written in Salzburg in a fine Carolingian minuscule and bears a dedication in rustic capitals (folio 120 recto) from Adalram, archbishop of Salzburg from 821 to 836, to Ludwig, Duke of Bavaria (later King Louis the German, 843−76). The sermon is by Quodvultdeus, bishop of Carthage circa 437−54. Pseudo-Augustinian works are those by various authors erroneously attributed to or purporting to be by Saint Augustine of Hippo.

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Bernardus Claraevallensis: Sententiarum series tertia, Nr. 16. David de Augusta: De exterioris et interioris hominis compositione (Fragmentum). Quodvultdeus Carthaginiensis (Pseudo- Augustinus): Sermo contra Judaeos, Paganos et Arianos. Muspilli

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122 leaves : parchment ; 18 x 13 centimeters


  • BSB shelfmark: Clm 14098
  • This description of the work was written by Elisabeth Wunderle of the Bavarian State Library.

Last updated: December 20, 2016