Category: Manuscripts

Stemma of the Ansegis collection

Stemma of the Ansegis collection

The edition of Ansegis’ capitulary collection is a real treasure trove for anyone interested in the transmission of legal manuscripts in the Carolingian period. With utmost meticulousness Gerhard Schmitz has analyzed the manuscripts of the collection and their textual peculiarities. He convincingly demonstrated that the collection was rapidly disseminated throughout the Frankish Empire and that many early witnesses have been lost. What is missing in Schmitz’s edition, however, is a simplifying stemma that would allow a quick overview of the textual transmission. Such a stemma has now been published for the Capitularia project.

New manuscript

New manuscript

Thanks to Dr. Roman Deutinger (Munich), the Bibliotheca legum is now able to present its 327th manuscript: Paris, BN, Lat. 5512. This manuscript from the 12th century offers several historiographical texts and the prologue of the Lex Salica on fol. 59rb.

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.

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