Category: Manuscripts

IMC Leeds 2019

IMC Leeds 2019

Bibliotheca legum staff members Daniela Schulz and Dominik Trump will be giving papers at this year's International Medieval Congress (IMC) in Leeds. Daniela Schulz will talk about the manuscript Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibliothek, Cod. Guelf. 97 Weiss. in her lecture "Modelling Materiality: Representing a Manuscript's Material Features Using CIDOC CRM". Dominik Trump speaks on Wednesday, July 3, in session 1308 about "Roman Law in Use: The Case of Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Reg. Lat. 852".
New textual witnesses found by R. Deutinger

New textual witnesses found by R. Deutinger

In the new issue of the Deutsches Archiv (74/1, 2018, pp. 177-191) Roman Deutinger has drawn attention to a hitherto unknown textual witnesses of Leges texts. Deutinger discovered transcriptions of the Lex Baiuvariorum, the Lex Salica and the Lex Francorum Chamavorum in the collections of the scholar Wolfgang Hunger (1511-1555). Especially the transmission of the Lex Francorum Chamavorum is a great asset, since only three manuscripts of this Lex were known so far.

Bibliotheca Update and announcement

Bibliotheca Update and announcement

As obvious for the recurrent user of the Bibliotheca legum, the previously announced “facelift work” has already begun. We just started updating the English site. As soon as the work is finished there and all functionalities have been restored, the German-speaking site will follow.

Besides constantly working on improving the website, the Bibliotheca legum staff will present the project as part of the poster exhibition of the annual conference of the “Netzwerk Historische Grundwissenschaften” (NHG, “Network Historical Auxiliary Sciences”) that takes place at the LMU Munich (Feb 15/16), together with some of the qualification and dissertation projects that have emerged from the project so far. Dominik Trump, M.A. will talk about marginalia and glosses in some Epitome Aegidii manuscripts (“In margine – Benutzerspuren in Handschriften der Epitome Aegidii“). Daniela Schulz will trace back the history of Cod. Guelf. 97 Weiss., applying digital methods (“Der Baustein, den die Bauleute verworfen haben? Auf den Spuren des Cod. Guelf. 97 Weiss.”). The program can be found here.

Lex Alamannorum and Isaac of Langres

Lex Alamannorum and Isaac of Langres

As the 325th manuscript of the Bibliotheca legum, it was possible to include Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, Lat. 3877. The main content of the manuscript are the capitula of Isaac of Langres, followed by various canonical excerpts. At the end of the codex, various other legal texts follow, including title 19 of the Lex Alamannorum, which was previously unknown. Semih Heinen has studied the Parisian manuscript for the project “Edition of the Frankish Capitularies” and discovered the title. You can find his blog post here.

Recent publication in ZRG on Cod. Milano, A. 46 inf.

Recent publication in ZRG on Cod. Milano, A. 46 inf.

In the current issue (133) of the Zeitschrift der Savigny-Stiftung für Rechtsgeschichte (Romanistische Abteilung) our staff member Dominik Trump, M.A. published an essay on the Epitome Aegidii excerpt of the Milanese Codex A. 46 inf.

In addition to a detailed description and classification of the Roman Law excerpt, the essay also contains an edition of the same.

Further information and references can be found on the ZRG-Website of the Böhlau publishing house.

From Peutinger’s library…

From Peutinger’s library…

Konrad Peutinger had in his library a copy of a no longer existing Lex Baiuvariorum manuscript. In the recently published catalog for the exhibition “Gesammeltes Gedächtnis. Konrad Peutinger und die kulturelle Überlieferung im 16. Jahrhundert” (Collected memory . Konrad Peutinger and the cultural tradition in the 16th century), ed . Reinhard Laube and Helmut Zäh, Veronika Lukas mentions this codex, which today is 2° Cod August 389 in the Augsburg State and City Library. It has now also been added to the Biblioteca as the 50th Lex Baiuvariorum (and overall 321st) manuscript.

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