Erstein
Community ID
 
2492
 
Town
 
near Schlettstadt
 
Diocese
 
Straßburg
 
Modern Location
 
in the lower Alsace; near Schlettstadt
 
Dedication
 
Blessed Virgin Mary; S. Caecilia; S. Agatha
 
Date Founded
 
840 (circa)
 
Date Terminated
 
1437
 
Religious Order
 
Benedictine
 
Rule
 
Benedictine
 
Foundation Information
 

Further information about the foundation of this comunity of Benedictine nuns is necessary.

 
Manuscript Sources
 

A manuscript of the Decretals of Gregory IX, dating from the fourteenth century and belonging to this community, is held in the British Library in London, #Add. 17393. An Evangeliar fromt he community, from circa 834/43 is preserved in the Herzog-August-Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel, #16. Aug. 2o (2186).

 
Secondary Sources
 

Handschriftenerbe des Deutschen Mittelalters, vol. 1, p. 234.
WILL, R. In Cahiers alsaciens d'archeologie, d'art et d'histoire (1957), 132.

 
Manuscripts Produced
 

An Evangeliar from the ninth century, and a copy of Gregory IX's Decretals from this community still survive.

 
Admin. Notes
 

BARTH, Handbuch, p. 356-360. Further research is necessary.

 
Contributors
 
June Mecham
 
Date Started
 
840
 
Date Finished
 
1437
 
Length
 
651