Postilla super omnia euangelia que leguntur ab aduentu domini
inclusiue dominicalia usque ad pasca continens integrum euangeliorum uerbum
secundum sanctorum patrum sentencias ac interpretations exposita nouiter et in
lucem collecta ex sequentium patrum sentenciis.
... iesus saluet nos hic et ad vitam
perducat eternam Amen. (Followed by an imperf. text entitled
Testamentum quod dedit Christus in cruce
pietatis in cruce pendens ... (fol. 247 is blank).
247 + 5 20cm × 29cm
A contemporary foliation sporadically visible from fols. 25 to 42 (marked
‘fol 10’ to ‘fol 56’), taking up again for fols. 83–84 (marked ‘fol 57’and ‘fol
58’). Modern foliation from the first leaf. The modern foliation includes loose
slips (fols. 148a, 153a, 166a, 174a) and a blank leaf (fol. 217a).
The quire structure is mixed.
Fols. 1 and 2 are loose, fols. 12 and 13, 16 and 17, 25 and 26 pasted
to each other at the gutter. Three leaves have been excised after fol. 208, two
after fol. 235, and up to five after fol. 246.
The manuscript is much
deteriorated. Several leaves are badly worn, stained and loose. The text has been
written near the edges and the leaves have been cropped in a such way as to cause
some loss of text on the first lines of some pages.
One columns with vertical bounding lines in ink; the number of
text lines varies.
Simple monochromatic initials. Headings, rubrics and biblical
are ditinguished by a different type of script.
Originally a stamped binding of dark brown calf over wooden boards. Most of the
leather is now loose (some fragments are preserved in an envelope kept with the
manuscript), apart from small strips on the front cover. Remnants of three clasps
visible at the fore-edges of the covers. Rear pastedown is a fragment of a glossed
theological text (
This is the first volume of the
by the priest
Johannes Pauli Montigena
during his captivity in
Castle. Johannes was imprisoned for his Catholic opinions. He was
permitted to write his sermons in captivity and was able to acquire literature for
the task. The work is dedicated to
(d. 1557), living as an exile in
Johannes Pauli’s name is found on fol. 1r.
is mentioned to be housed at
). It seems likely he carried his works with him and they may have passed
to the library of
upon his death. They would then have entered
Uppsala University Library
with the other manuscripts of Vadstena Abbey in
Uppsala University Library’s shelf-mark on the inner front cover on a pasted label.
M. Andersson-Schmitt – M. Hedlund,
Mittelalterliche Handschriften der UniversitätsbibliothekUppsala, vol. 1
, Stockholm 1988, 283–285.
J. I. Håhl,
Linköpings stifts herdaminne, III
Aarno Maliniemi, “Lisiä keskiaikamme historiaan. V. Eräs Hämeenlinnassa v. 1556 kirjoitettu latinankielinen katolilainen postillakäsikirjotus”,
Historiallinen arkisto 36
De S. Henrico episcopo et martyre. Die mittelalterliche Literatur über den Apostel Finnlands. II. Legenda nova. Sermones