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Ms. Codex 1159 Historische Abhandlung von einigen Gottesgelehrten, welche vorher Rechtsgelehrte gewessen sind
TitleHistorische Abhandlung von einigen Gottesgelehrten, welche vorher Rechtsgelehrte gewessen sind
- Ehrhardt, Siegismund Justus Ehrhardt, Siegismund Justus
Other related names
- Creidenmann, Friedrich Wilhelm, dedicatee
Call numberMs. Codex 1159
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 4295748
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
LanguageGerman, with an epigraph in Latin (from a poem, De obitu Celsi, by Saint Paulinus of Nola; p. 2) and Latin titles of works, and quotations, scattered throughout; at least one quotation in Hebrew (p. 22) and one in Greek (p. 107)
Königsberg in Bayern
Treatise in the author's hand, about scholars of theology (Gottesgelehrte) who were previously scholars of law (Rechtsgelehrte), dedicated to his friend Friedrich Wilhelm Creidenmann, of Vienna, whom he characterizes as a student of worldly wisdom and law (der Weltweissheit und Rechten rühmlich beflissenem; dedication on title page, p. 1). The work was written on the occasion of Creidenmann's departure from Königsberg in Bayern (Königsberg in Franken) in 1754, in order to complete his studies in Jena (p. 1). It is divided into 39 sections or paragraphs. A table of contents (pp. 3-4) lists an introduction (paragraphs 1-4); 32 rubrics naming figures discussed, with corresponding paragraph number (without page numbers); a 33rd rubric for a section (paragraph 38) that discusses some additional figures; and an unnumbered rubric referring to a concluding section or afterword (paragraph 39), which he says will clarify the purpose of the work. The figures discussed include Tertullian, Prudentius, Arator, Pope Gregory I, Photius, Thomas Aquinas, Martin Luther, Johann Oecolampadius, and Martin Antoine Del Rio. The work is replete with scholarly citations and footnotes. The afterword (pp. 145-152) is personally addressed to Creidenmann. Ehrhardt offers the pages as a memento of the eternal friendship and love that binds them (p. 152). The manuscript contains corrections in a darker ink, apparently contemporary and in Ehrhardt's own hand; in the afterword he expresses confidence that his friend will forgive the mistakes contained in the text (p. 152).
- Ms. codex.
- Title from title page (p. 1).
Extent154 leaves : 20-23 x 165-170 (180 x 130) mm. bound to 209 x 176 mm
FoliationPaper, i (newer paper) + 76 + i (newer paper); 1-152; contemporary pagination in ink, upper outer corners. Catchwords on both recto and verso of leaves.
BindingModern boards, with gilt lettering and bands on spine.
- Formerly owned by the prince of Liechtenstein (bookplate, with coat of arms, pasted inside upper cover: Ex libris Liechtensteinianis).
- Sold by H. P. Kraus (New York), 1963.
- Manuscripts, German--18th century
- Manuscripts, European
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