St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 658
Manuscript title: (1) Robertus Monachus: History of the first Crusade (illustrated); (2) Ottokar von Steiermark: rhymed chronicle of Austria: the fall of Akkon.

Manuscript summary: German translation of a history of the First Crusade (1095/96-1099; "Historia Hierosolymitana"), composed by the monk Robertus Monachus from Reims. Written and illustrated with 22 colored pen drawings in the year 1465. As an appendix, the manuscript also contains around 9000 verses from the "Österreichische Reimchronik" (rhymed chronicle of Austria) by Ottokar of Steiermark describing the siege and destruction of the Crusaders' fortress in Akkon in the year 1291.

Origin: St. Gallen (Switzerland)

Period: 15th century

Image source: St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 658: (1) Robertus Monachus: History of the first Crusade (illustrated); (2) Ottokar von Steiermark: rhymed chronicle of Austria: the fall of Akkon. (www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/csg/0658)
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