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Manuscript collection

The manuscript collection mainly consists of functional manuscripts: theological and canonistic manuscripts (both individual and composite), liturgical books, collections of sermons and legends, bibles and other codices with Roman law, philosophical, humanistic, medical and scientific texts.

Alongside original university collections, a huge amount of our holdings have come into our possession via 19th century scholars’ libraries and through secularisation – especially of the region’s abbeys and monasteries.

Medieval Latin manuscripts
Medieval German manuscripts
Medieval Greek and French manuscripts
Music manuscripts
Modern manuscrupts
Oriental manuscripts
Selected titles and special collections
Illuminated manuscripts
The Leuchte Collection
Regional history
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