Digital Medieval Manuscripts at Houghton Library
Bibliography for Harvard University, Houghton Library,
MS Lat 196
This bibliography was compiled by Joanna Rodda and William Stoneman.
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HOLLIS Record (Link)
W.H. Bond and C.U. Faye, Supplement to the Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada. New York: Bibliographical Society of America, 1962. MS cited p. 240. HOLLIS
The manuscript was written in Nuremberg, ca. 1450, probably at the Dominican convent of St. Katherine, and may have belonged to Katterina Menttellwergerin (Mendelin). It seems to resemble MS 10 (1481), in the library of the University of Rochester. The liturgical use of the text has been identified as that of the Dominican sisters of St. Katherine. St. Katherine’s was founded in 1295 and participated in the Dominican reform movements of the late fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, and had an active scriptorium and possibly also a bindery.
Die Deutschen Mittelalterlichen Handschriften. Ed. Karin Schneider and Heinz Zirnbauer. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 1965. HOLLIS
Gives an overview of the manuscripts in the library of St. Katherine’s, with information on various female scribes (esp. pp. XI-XXXIV). Does not mention the current ms.
Sigrid Krämer. Handschriftenerbe des deutschen Mittelalters. 3 vols. Munich: Beck, 1989-1990. MS cited vol. 2, p. 615. HOLLIS
MS cited in a list of manuscripts from the library of the Dominican nuns of Nürnberg.
Marie-Luise Ehrenschwendtner. “A Library Collected by and for the Use of Nuns: St. Catherine’s Convent, Nuremberg.” In Women and the Book: Assessing the Visual Evidence. Ed. Lesley Smith and Jane H.M. Taylor. London; Toronto: The British Library; University of Toronto Press, 1996. HOLLIS
Gives an overview of the library compiled by the sisters of St. Katherine’s, especially in light of the Dominican reforms. Does not mention the current ms.
Handschriftencensus: Eine Bestandaufnahme der handschriftlichen Überlieferung deutschsprachiger Texte des Mittelalters.(website) Accessed 5 November 2009.
Listed in a census of medieval German manuscripts. Found under “Gesamtverzeichnis Handschriften, Cambridge, Mass.”Internet Link