Reflection of abandoned private libraries from the 15th and 16th century in the territory of the Constance Diocese in the manuscript collection of the Prague-based Lobkowicz Library Cover Image
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Odraz zaniklých soukromých knihoven patnáctého a šestnáctého století z území kostnické diecéze v rukopisné sbírce pražské lobkowiczké knihovny
Reflection of abandoned private libraries from the 15th and 16th century in the territory of the Constance Diocese in the manuscript collection of the Prague-based Lobkowicz Library

Author(s): Milada Svobodová
Subject(s): Library and Information Science, 15th Century, 16th Century
Published by: Masarykův ústav a Archiv Akademie věd ČR
Keywords: monastic libraries; private professional libraries; medieval manuscripts

Summary/Abstract: Manuscripts from the abandoned library of the Premonstratensian Abbey of St Peter at Weißenau near Ravensburg are currently held in many European and American libraries. After the abbey was secularised in 1802 the library the Counts of von Sternberg-Manderscheid took possession of it and after 1830 it was incorporated into the Prague palace library of the House of Lobkowicz, with which it was transferred in 1928 to what is now the National Library of the Czech Republic. The manuscript collection of Prague Lobkowicz Library (shelf mark XXIII) contains almost a half of the extant Weißenau collection numbering circa 90 codices. The study delivers the results of systematic research into ownership notes in this file that uncovered fragments of several interesting private libraries of the fifteenth and sixteenth century from the territory of the Constance Diocese.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 47
  • Page Range: 25-48
  • Page Count: 24
  • Language: Czech