How did Abbot Otmar manage to shape St. Gallen’s monastic community into a religious center? How might we envisage the eighth century world? The books in the Abbey Library of Saint Gall hold the answer.

Summer exhibition at the Abbey Library of Saint Gall

How did Abbot Otmar manage to shape St. Gallen’s monastic community into a religious center? How might we envisage the eighth century world? The books in the Abbey Library of Saint Gall hold the answer.

The title of Johannes Stumpf’s account would translate to “A chronicle of all cities, cantons, and people of the commendable Confederacy and a description of its impressive deeds“ in today’s English. With this work, Christoph Froschauer gave Protestant Switzerland its own history.

Johannes Stumpf, Gemeiner loblicher Eydgnoschafft Stetten, Landen und Völckeren Chronick wirdiger Thaaten Beschreybung

The title of Johannes Stumpf’s account would translate to “A chronicle of all cities, cantons, and people of the commendable Confederacy and a description of its impressive deeds“ in today’s English. With this work, Christoph Froschauer gave Protestant Switzerland its own history.

Our libraries

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Bookophile

About us

Bookophile is the idea of Jürg Conzett and Ursula Kampmann. It was born in the MoneyMuseum’s newly built library, out of a common thought about how we could transmit our love of books to others.

Bookophile

About us

Bookophile is the idea of Jürg Conzett and Ursula Kampmann. It was born in the MoneyMuseum’s newly built library, out of a common thought about how we could transmit our love of books to others.