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A Manuscript of Confectionery Recipes from the Museum of the Bohemian Paradise in Turnov

In 2022, the Museum of Bohemian Paradise in Turnov digitised a large collection of confectionery recipes and instructions compiled by Ladislav Jína after 1963 (shelf mark R 228). The text is based on earlier sources and is supplemented with drawings and indices.


A Medieval Collection from the Regional Museum and Gallery in Most

The Regional Museum and Gallery in Most has provided access to a medieval collection of Austrian origin, parts of which were copied in 1419 and 1420, with Bruck an der Mur in Styria listed as the place of completion for one of them. The authors of the various theological texts copied were Honorius Augustodunensis, Pope Gregory I, Isidore of Seville, Augustine of Ancona and Richard of Saint Victor.


Modern Manuscripts from the Strahov Library

In 2022, the Royal Canonry of Premonstratensians at Strahov – the Strahov Library provided access to another 29 modern manuscripts placed under the shelf marks DA IV and DA V. The oldest of these is a set of sermons by the Strahov abbot and Doksany provost Ondřej Werner from the second half of the 16th century in the codex DA IV. In terms of content, the digitised manuscripts contain two large groups of texts. The first is formed by meditative writings, collections of prayers and other works related to personal piety (shelf mark DA IV), including, for example, texts by the Jesuit Mikołaj Łęczycki / Nicolaus Lancicius (DA IV 56 and DA IV 60). The manuscript DA IV 54 is supplemented by a number of pasted or inserted engravings. The second extensive group consists of handwritten copies of lectures, both from the Prague Archbishop’s Seminary and from the university of Prague (most of the digitised manuscripts under the shelf mark DA V); nevertheless, some copies also come from studies abroad (DA V 6). The scribes of the individual study codices included i.a. the later abbots of the Strahov monastery Vincenc Makarius Frank and František Michael Daller.


Manuscripts from the Regional Museum in Mikulov

The Regional Museum in Mikulov digitised seven manuscripts in 2022. The earliest of them comes from the turn of the 15th century and contains sermons and theological texts (MIK 6389). Two medieval codices were written approximately in the 1470s. The first of them has Walter Burley’s incomplete commentary on Aristotle’s Physics (MIK 6378), whereas the second includes the first part of the Summa Theologica by Thomas Aquinas and other, mainly legal texts (MIK 6372). Modern manuscripts comprise library catalogues for Mikulov collections, incomplete disputations (questiones) for Aristotle’s books on natural philosophy, and Spanish-language discussions about human nature written by Joachim de Vincis for Maximilian, Prince of Dietrichstein.