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announcement: Bl down for maintenance

announcement: Bl down for maintenance

The Bibliotheca legum will undergo a planned maintenance at the end of december. We hope to keep this period as short as possible, but be aware that the website might be down for a considerable amount of time.

Conference: Wergild, Compensation and Penance

Conference: Wergild, Compensation and Penance

On September 29/30 an international conference on “Wergild, Compensation and Penance. The Monetary Logic of Early Medieval Conflict Resolution” will take place in Berlin.  A comprehensive introduction to the topic (english) can be found here here. A click on the image below leads you to the programme (in pdf).

Our 2nd anniversary

Our 2nd anniversary

Exactly two years ago the “Bibliotheca legum”-Website was published. We are glad to celebrate our anniversary and we´d like to thank our supporters.

During the last few weeks we did some intense work on the English version of the website and we hope to be able to present the results very soon.

Server change (Nov. 26) may cause downtime

Server change (Nov. 26) may cause downtime

A planned server change by the IT department of Cologne University in the following week may result in the unavailability of our website. We are best prepared for this change, but in case of any occuring problems, we endeavour to keep downtime as short as possible and take care to make all functions and contents available immediately.

Ad fontes – Lex Salica codices of Bamberg State Library

Ad fontes – Lex Salica codices of Bamberg State Library

During a field trip to southern German libraries, the three Lex Salica manuscripts Can. 12, Jur. 35 and (ad) Bibl. 30c of Bamberg State Library were subject to a thorough examination.

We were successfull in reconstructing some etched part of the Salic Law in codex Jur. 35 (foll. 5r and 5v). The order of the etched titles (in comparison to the relevant edition by Eckhardt) is as follows:

5r
2,12
2,13
2,14
2,15
2,16
2,17

5v
2,10

Codex Can. 12 also carries an etched part after the XX. title of Hincmar of Reims. Although it was not possible to identify the erased text, it can be said with some certainty that it is not the title following in the MGH edition).

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