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Culture of the Abbey of St. Gall

Culture of the Abbey of St. Gall

An Overview

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Published by Wittenborn Art Books .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Switzerland,
  • Art,
  • Saint Gall,
  • Arts, Medieval,
  • Christian art and symbolism,
  • Medieval, 500-1500

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsJames Cecil King (Editor), Werner Vogler (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages252
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9089716M
    ISBN 103763012214
    ISBN 109783763012213
    OCLC/WorldCa24168416

      Abbey Library of Saint Gall, Switzerland any of its , books printed prior to can only be read in the reading room. In , the library was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The main tourist attraction is the Abbey of Saint Gall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Abbey's renowned library contains books from the 9th century. The official language of St. Gallen is (the Swiss variety of Standard) German, but the main spoken language is the local variant of the Alemannic Swiss German : St. Gallen.

    The culture of the Abbey of St. Gall: an overview by James Cecil King (Book) Althochdeutsch in St. Gallen. Ergebnisse und Probleme der althochdeutschen Sprachüberlieferung in St. Gallen vom 8. bis ins   In , when the Swiss congregation of the Order of St. Benedict was formed, the Abbey of St. Gall took precedence as the first house of the congregation, and many of its abbots subsequently held the office of president. A printing-press was started under Pius (), which soon became one of the most important in Switzerland.

    The Swiss have known for centuries what a jewel the Abbey of St. Gall is. Since its founding in the 8th century, the abbey has been known as an intellectual and religious center. In addition to its cultural importance, the abbey is set in the verdant Steinach Valley near Lake Constance, a lovely corner of northeastern Switzerland. In , the world recognized the location's . Saint Gall, (born c. , Ireland—died c. , Switzerland; feast day October 16), Irish monk who helped spread Irish influence while introducing Christianity to western Europe.. Educated at the monastery of Bangor (in present-day North Down district, ), Gall became a disciple of St. Columban and joined him on a mission to France. When Columban proceeded to Italy, Gall .


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Culture of the Abbey of St. Gall: An Overview [King, James Cecil, Vogler, Werner] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Culture of the Abbey. Originally published inthis book analyses the role of the Abbey of St Gall in the development of German arts in the Middle Ages.

Clark examines the various influences on the abbey from other European traditions and the importance of Cited by: The story of the Abbey of St.

Gall begins with the Irish monk St. Gallus, a follower of the Irish missionary, St. Columbanus. According to tradition, in the year /, St. Gallus was travelling southwards from Lake Constance into a forest when he received a divine sign (though various versions exist, most of them involve a bear).Author: Dhwty.

The Plan of St. Gall Reconsidered. Warren Sanderson - - Speculum 60 (3) Royal Abbey and King, Illustrated by the Example of the Abbey of Lorsch with Comparison with Hersfeld, Stablo and : Bernice Kaczynski. The Abbey Library was founded in It is one of the oldest and richest libraries in the world, boasting intensely decorated walls, floors and ceilings, unique early medieval writings, breathtaking handwritten books filled with beautiful calligraphy and accompanied by the stunning Baroque Cathedral.

Abbey of St Gall The Convent of St Gall, a perfect example of a great Carolingian monastery, was, from the 8th century to its secularization inone of the most important in Europe.

Its library is one of the richest and oldest in the world and contains precious manuscripts such as the earliest-known architectural plan drawn on parchment. There are beautiful old libraries and then there is the Abbey Library of Saint Gall, which may not only be one of the oldest surviving libraries in Europe but certainly one of the most beautiful.

According to the Abbey of Saint Gall’s website (Abtei St. Gallen in German. The Abbey Library of St. Gall is one of the oldest monastic libraries in the world; it is the most important part of St. Gall’s Abbey district UNESCO world heritage site.

The library’s valuable holdings illustrate the development of European culture and document the cultural achievements of the Monastery of St. Gall from the 7th century. In the later Middle Ages religious books were created for the private devotions of the laity.

They were based on readers used by the monks. These books contained prayers to be read at specific times during the day, they were popularly known as ____. Books of Devotions b. Books of Sacramentaries c.

Books of Hours d. Books of Benedictionals. Historical sketch of the Abbey of St. Gall / Werner Vogler -- The St. Gall confraternity of prayer / Dieter Geuenich -- St. Gall's contribution to the liturgy / Ivo Auf der Maur -- The contribution of the Abbey of St.

Gall to sacred music / Johannes Duft -- The medieval culture of penmanship in the Abbey of St. Gall / Walter Berschin -- The art of the book in St. Gall / Christoph Eggenberger.

Saint Gall (c. - c. CE), also known as Saint Gallus, was an Irish monk who lived in what is present-day Switzerland during the 6th century CE and was one of twelve companions of Saint Columbanus’ Christian mission to the European continent.

This proselytization is commonly referred to as the “Hiberno-Scottish mission” by historians. Author: James Blake Wiener. Inwhen the Swiss congregation of the Order of St. Benedict was formed, the Abbey of St. Gall took precedence as the first house of the congregation, and many of its abbots subsequently held the office of president.

A printing-press was started under Pius (), which soon became one of the most important in Switzerland. In popular culture [ edit ] St Gall is the name of a wheel shaped hard cheese made from the milk of Friesian cows, which won a Gold Medal at the World Cheese Awards held in Dublin Robertson Davies, in his book, The Manticore, interprets the Died:Arbon.

Saint Gall, or Gallus (c. – c.German: Sankt Gallus) according to hagiographic tradition was a disciple and one of the traditional twelve companions of Saint Columbanus on his mission from Ireland to the continent.

Saint Deicolus was the elder brother of age: birds, geese, poultry, Switzerland. The main tourist attraction is the Abbey of Saint Gall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Abbey's renowned library contains books from the 9th century.

The official language of St. Gallen is German, but the main spoken language is the local variant of the Alemannic Swiss German dialect. The Abbey of St Gall had a great influence on the development of monastic architecture and is considered to be a typical example of the large Benedictine monastery.

The beginnings of the monastery can be traced back towhen the itinerant Irish monk Gallus had established his hermit's cell in this valley/5. Abbey of St. Gall. From the Catholic Encyclopedia.

In Switzerland, Canton St. Gall, 30 miles southeast of Constance; for many centuries one of the chief Benedictine abbeys in Europe; founded aboutand named after Gallus, an Irishman, the disciple and companion of St.

Columbanus in his exile from Luxeuil. In Switzerland, Canton St. Gall, 30 miles southeast of Constance; for many centuries one of the chief Benedictine abbeys in Europe; founded aboutand named after Gallus, an Irishman, the disciple and companion of St.

Columbanus in his exile from Luxeuil. When his master went on to Italy, Gallus remained in Switzerland, where he died about ABBEY OF ST. GALL. Catholic Encyclopedia. Catholic Encyclopedia. In Switzerland, Canton St. Gall, 30 miles southeast of Constance; for many centuries one of the chief Benedictine abbeys in Europe; founded aboutand named after Gallus, an Irishman, the disciple and companion of St.

Columbanus in his exile from Luxeuil. The Plan of Saint Gall is a medieval architectural drawing of a monastic compound dating from – AD. It depicts an entire Benedictine monastic compound, including churches, houses, stables, kitchens, workshops, brewery, infirmary, and a special house for ing to calculations based on the manuscript's tituli the complex was meant to house about.

For centuries St Gallen’s abbey has been a seat of culture and learning in Europe, but neither the abbey nor the Swiss city itself would exist if an Irish man named Gall hadn’t tripped here Author: Derek Scally.In St.

Gallen you'll find history at every turn. The city's landmark is the Convent of St. Gall with its Baroque cathedral. The convent, including the library and monastery archives, was added to the Unesco World Heritage List in This tour is provided by a private local.

Discover the historical side of St. Gallen with a passionate local who wants to share all the best-kept secrets of St. Gallen with you! Our excursion will start at the Vadian statue/5(1K).