Treasures of the National and University Library of Slovenia
Boethius, Anicius Manlius: Philosophiae consolationis liber
First half of 15th century; 229 leaves, paper.
The manuscripts contains 12 decorative initials in blue, pink, red, violet and ochre. The title is written in Roman, and the text in Gothic (bastarda) script. Watermarks correspond with those, found in contemporary manuscripts from the Stična monastery.
Chronica de la nobel cita de Ueniexia
Beginning of the 15th century; 108 leaves, paper
A list of Venetian Doges, a list of castles in the lands ruled by the Venetian republic, a list of castles in Italy, an alphabetic list of Venetian nobility with coats of arms; with a brief explanation of the origins of Venice's name, and a brief account of city’s earliest history.
First half of 11th century; 11 bundles, 118 leaves, parchment
One of the oldest and most valuable Slavic linguistic monuments, written in Eastern Bulgaria in the 1st half of the 11th century. 118 leaves of the manuscript are now in the National and university Library of Slovenia, while 16 leaves are kept at the National Library of Russia in Saint Petersburg, and 151 are at the National Library of Poland in Warsaw. The entire document is inscribed in the UNESCO Memory of the World registry.
The text is written in elegant, broad Cyrillic script. It contains 24 hagiographies, 23 homilies and a prayer.
The Freising Manuscripts / Monumenta Frisigensia
Around 1000; 5 leaves, 9 pages, parchment.
Facsimile. Ljubljana: Slovenska knjiga, 1992.
The oldest preserved text in Slovenian language in Carolingian minuscule. It contains a short general confession form, a common prayer, and another version of a general confession form. The original is kept at the Bavarian State Library in München.
The Stična Manuscript
First half of 15th century; 3 leaves, 5 pages, paper
The most important medieval manuscript partly in Slovenian language kept at the National and University Library. The script is rounded Czech bastarda. It contains two general confession forms, an Easter hymn, an invocation of the Holy Spirit, a prayer, Salve Regina and some individual Slovenian words.
Bernardus Perger: Oratio in funere Friderici III. imperatoris Viennae habita Romae: Stephan Plannck, post 29. VIII. 1493
The funeral speech for the Emperor Frederick III is the only incunabulum in the collection, containing a text, written by a Slovenian humanist scholar Bernard Perger, who was the chancellor of the Vienna University.
From the book Treasures of the National and University Library of Slovenia
Exhibition: Tomaž Bešter, Žiga Cerkvenik, Sonja Svoljšak
Narodna in univerzitetna knjižnica, 2017