Darmstadt, Hessische Landes und Hochschulbibliothek, Cod 1640

Hitda Codex Facsimile Edition

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The Hitda Codex, an eleventh-century codex containing an evangeliary, a selection of passages from the Gospels, that was commissioned by Hitda, abbess of Meschede, about 1020, is conserved in the Hessische Landesbibliothek, Darmstadt, Germany. Its illuminations are highlights of the Cologne school in the later phases of the Ottonian Renaissance.

In its frontispiece Hitda is represented offering her evangeliary to St. Walburga. The Hitda Codex is the only surviving series of illuminations of the Cologne school of this period exhibiting the Life of Christ. The series of illuminations are set in their cultural context for an English-speaking readership by Henry Mayr-Harting.

We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Hitda Codex": Der Darmstädter Hitda-Codex facsimile edition, published by Propyläen Verlag, 1968

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Der Darmstädter Hitda-Codex

Frankfurt/Berlin: Propyläen Verlag, 1968

  • Commentary (German) by Bloch, Peter; Horst, Thomas
  • Limited Edition: 450 copies
  • This is a partial facsimile of the original document, Hitda Codex: the facsimile doesn't attempt to replicate the format or the look-and-feel of the original document.

The facsimile edition reproduces only part of the original document.

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