This list of liturgical
manuscripts in German libraries is intended to provide a small
amount of information about as many sources as possible, in order
to remind users what type of liturgical book is preserved under
a particular shelfmark, its age and provenance. It may also alert
users to the existence of books they did not know about, employing
the search facilities.
The information is mostly taken from published library catalogues
(see the file "Catalogues"), where further details about
the manuscripts can be found. This has been supplemented with
some data from unpublished catalogues and handlists.
Generally no attempt was made to verify the statements of the
various sources. The accuracy of the information can therefore
not be guaranteed. Where differing or conflicting information
was given, I have tried to conflate the descriptions; sometimes,
however, I have given more than one entry for the same source.
In the file "Conventions" I have explained the conventions
followed in the list.
The library sigla follow the conventions of RISM. In the file
"RISM-Sigla" users will find all abbreviations explained.
Klaus Thomayer 2006