Jena, Thuringer Universitats- und Landesbibliothek Jena, MS Bos. q. 3

Jena Martyrology Facsimile Edition

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The Jena Martyrology was created in the state of Thuringia, Germany around 1275 and is considered the most ancient martyrology in the German language. The manuscript comprises 113 parchment leaves and features 366 drawings in pen ink, some of which are beautifully colored and display rich touches of gold and silver. The scribe, probably a Thuringian, is thought to have written for a clerical audience who only had a scarce understanding of Latin. The manuscript contains two rare translations in vulgar prose of the Jenaer Martyrologium and of the didactic spiritual poem known as Instruction for Perfection (the latter on the last pages of the manuscript, following the martyrology).

We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Jena Martyrology": Jenaer Martyrologium facsimile edition, published by Belser Verlag, 2021

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Jenaer Martyrologium

Zurich: Belser Verlag, 2021

  • Commentary (German) by Ertel, Tobias
  • Limited Edition: 999 copies
  • Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document, Jena Martyrology: the facsimile attempts to replicate the look-and-feel and physical features of the original document; pages are trimmed according to the original format; the binding might not be consistent with the current document binding.

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