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Conradus de Alemania Compiles the First Printed Concordance of the Bible

1470 to 1474
Opening page of a beautifully rubricated copy of the edition of Conradus de Alemania's Concordantia bibliorum  printed in Reutlingen, Germany by Michael Greyff [not after 1481].
Opening page of a beautifully rubricated copy of the edition of Conradus de Alemania's Concordantia bibliorum  printed in Reutlingen, Germany by Michael Greyff [not after 1481]. Bayerische StaatsBibliothek.

Between 1470 and 1474 printer Johann Mentelin of Strasbourg published Concordantiae bibliorum by the fourteenth century Dominican Conradus de Alemania (Konrad der Jüngere von Halberstadt). This edition previously had been assigned the date of 1470 but is currently dated by the Incunabula Short Title Catalogue (ISTC No. ic00849000) "not after 1474." 

Konrad's concordance, originally compiled in 1310, was an abridgment of the original bible concordance, compiled c. 1230 by 500 friars under the direction of Dominican Hugues de St-Cher. Because of its more convenient form Konrad's concordance became more widely used. Five editions of the Halberstadt concordance were printed in the 15th century.

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