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Repertorium Academicum Germanicum

Universität Bern
Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen

Ekkehart IV., Casus sancti Galli / St. Galler Klostergeschichten

Monumenta Germaniae Historica

J. G. Rheinberger-Archiv, Vaduz

Amt für Kultur - Landesarchiv

Carolingian Culture at Reichenau & St. Gall

This website presents digital versions of the Plan of St. Gall and the ninth-century library collections of the monasteries of Reichenau and St. Gall.

The St. Gall Monastery Plan is the earliest preserved and most extraordinary visualization of a building complex produced in the Middle Ages. Ever since the Plan was created at the monastery of Reichenau in the period 819-26 A.D., it has been preserved in the Monastic Library of St. Gall.

This site will provide access to the results of a long-term project of creating an extensive data base to aid research into the Plan and Carolingian monastic culture. Besides a variety of digital representations of the Plan itself, the site includes a graphic representation of how the Plan was physically made, detailed information on each of the elements of the Plan, and transcriptions and translations of its inscriptions. In addition, the site contains resources for understanding the material culture context of the Plan. A series of extensive data bases include one presenting physical objects found across Europe that add to our understanding of Carolingian monasticism, one devoted to the terminology of Carolingian material culture, descriptions of all known Carolingian religious edifices, and an extensive bibliography on both the Plan itself and Carolingian monastic culture generally.

Repertorium academicum germanicum (RAG) - The Graduated Scholars of the Holy Roman Empire between 1250 and 1550

The website of the research project Repertorium academicum germanicum (RAG) - The Graduated Scholars of the Holy Roman Empire between 1250 and 1550 offers information about the projects and the publications as well as a database with biographic information on the scholars of the Empire between 1250 and 1550 an the Atlas of Scholars.

The RAG’s task is to collect biographical and social data on those Theologians, Jurists, Physicians, and Masters of Arts, who studied at a university between 1250 and 1550. The information is entered into a prosopographic database that will eventually cover the whole of the Holy Roman Empire. Non-graduated noble visitors of universities are also being taken into account. The RAG, which in the end will be a “who is who” of the scholars of the Old Empire, offers divers new, even interdisciplinary, perspectives due to its vast collection of data. Qualitative and quantitative statements on the intellectual elite of the Empire, their European networks, as well as institutional and territorial comparisons will be possible. Thus the scholars' role in pre-modern society can be described on a firm empirical basis and explained within the framework of modern educational research, with special reference to social, cultural, and scientific history. 45.000 to 50.000 scholars are to be expected.

Biographical Portal

In the Biographical Portal are more than 100,000 scholarly biographies of persons from all social backgrounds and nearly all periods of German, Austrian, and Swiss history may be accessed. A joint index makes available the following works:

In the search engine can be investigated according to the criteria surname and forename, year of birth and death or career-specifications.

Geneva Jewish Library - On-line Catalogue

The On-line catalogue allows researches in the holdings of the Geneva Jewish Library "Gérard Nordmann".

Geneva Jewish Library "Gérard Nordmann"

Inventory: 

The Geneva Jewish Library contains more than 30'000 volumes. It houses a part (about 1000 volumes) of the collections of the library of the rabbi's seminar of Wroclaw which was destroyed by the Nazis. It also owns a 1613 manuscript of David Gans, the Sefer Nehmad ve-naïm, from Prague.

The library covers the following areas: Judaism, Israel, religion, history, languages, literature.

In addition to its monographs, the library provides periodicals, audio documents and some specifics inventories:

Cartographia Rappersviliana Polonorum - Old Maps of Poland

Under the title Cartographia Rappersviliana Polonorum, the Polish museum in Rapperswil offers a collection of historic mapsof Poland, some of its cities and neighbouring countries.

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